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Early Childhood Educator Workshops

Preschool through 2nd grade teachers
Program Fee: $30 (includes admission & parking)
Program Time: 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Early Childhood Educator WorkshopsEarly childhood teachers learn engaging, developmentally appropriate and interactive ways to present animal lessons to their students. These workshops include: animal background information, classroom station ideas, project samples and a Zoo tour. Registry-approved training certificates provided. Course time: 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Workshop content mainly for educators of ages 2-5. To register, click on the links below or call 414-258-5058.

The workshops offered are:

Animal Athletes
Saturday, July 22, 2017
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Swimming Turtles and Slithering Snakes
Saturday, October 21, 2017
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Penguins, Peacocks, Owls and More
Saturday, March 10, 2018
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UWM Credit Courses at the Zoo

Learn techniques to develop study units and how to use the Zoo as a teaching resource. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee offers one-credit courses at the Zoo. Courses include Zoo tours. Teachers can earn undergraduate or graduate credit. Course time: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Call UWM School of Education – Academic Affairs, 414-229-4750, for information and registration. One course is taught each semester.

UWM Credit Courses at the Zoo

Endangered Species
June 24 & 25, 2017 (Saturday & Sunday)

Study of the World’s Predators & Carnivores
October 21 & 22, 2017 (Saturday & Sunday)

Fit for Survival: Animal Habitats and Adaptations
March 10 & 11, 2018 (Saturday & Sunday)
Dates may change for this course.