Education and outreach form the essential cornerstones of any successful conservation endeavor. At the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, the Beckman Center for Conservation Research is the only dedicated conservation education lab in the world.
The lab aims to make the Institute’s scientific staff and facilities available to challenge, engage, and inspire students of all ages. Here students, teachers, and others have direct experience with research scientists, gain access to powerful research tools, and are involved in lessons that connect them to the science of conservation in new and exciting ways.
The approach provides the opportunity to share a full, in-depth look at the work of conservation biology and the many fields of study that help guide conservation decision-making.
All programs are developmentally appropriate, relevant to real-world problems, and emphasize understanding through inquiry.
For more information on Conservation Education programs available to school groups, download our flyer here.pdf
Master’s Degree Program
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Summer Teacher Workshops in Conservation Science 2014
The Conservation Education Division at the Institute offers summer workshops for teachers. Interested high school and middle school life science teachers from around the nation are encouraged to download the application packet and apply. This year, we are offering up to three high school workshops and two middle school workshops.
Conservation Education Staff
- Maggie Reinbold, Associate Director of Conservation Education
- Christine Browne-Nunez, Ph.D., Associate Director of Conservation Education
- Robin Keith, Conservation Program Specialist
- Samantha Young, Research Coordinator
- Kimberly Kutina, Senior Research Associate
- Kirstie Ruppert, Senior Research Associate
- Josie Fox, Research Associate
- David O’Connor, Research Coordinator
- Jenny Glikman, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate