The WCS Education Department's summer Conservation Education Fellowship program is a unique opportunity for current college students, recent college graduates and graduate students to explore conservation education at an informal science institution. Fellows acquire the skills needed to create a classroom that invites and fosters student-directed learning, and learn pertinent information about wildlife conservation issues. Selected applicants will spend the summer working at one of the five WCS zoos or aquarium.
The summer Conservation Education Fellowship will primarily focus on teaching Zoo or Aquarium Camp. Fellows will assist full-time staff in instruction, oversight of campers, re-working activities to fit unique learning styles of students, and helping to maintain a lively learning environment throughout the summer. Fellows will work with a variety of age groups ranging from 4 to 17.