The Bronx Zoo Education Department’s Teaching Fellowship program is a unique opportunity for college students, recent graduates, and graduate students to explore conservation education in-depth. Fellows acquire the skills needed to provide a wildlife classroom that invites and fosters student-directed learning, and learn pertinent information about conservation issues with a global impact. Particular emphasis is placed on the Wildlife Conservation Society’s efforts to protect wildlife and wild lands.
School term – starts mid-September and runs through mid-June; fellows must be available to work four weekdays each week, 9:00 a.m.– 2:30 p.m. Additional weekend and overnight hours are also required. School year fellows must have a valid driver’s license.
Specific Eligibility Criteria
Candidates should have a strong academic background in one or more of the following areas – zoology, ecology, conservation biology, and education. Experience working with children in either formal or informal settings preferred. The ability to confidently teach science content to a variety of audiences and an interest in wildlife conservation are essential.