Connecting people to nature and science while also inspiring them to conserve global biodiversity is a 21st century challenge uniquely fitted to zoos.
Our ultimate goal is to spread Forest Guardians to schools around the world, beginning with San Diego Zoo Global’s own projects and resulting in a global community who is ready to take on the challenge of preserving their own valuable resources.
In the process, we will help facilitate successful initiatives that can help save species from extinction.
Traveling the wide, brown rivers of Manu Park treated us to a continuous biodiversity sideshow of herons, basking tortoises, titi monkeys, peccaries, and towering flowering emergent trees.
The Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) represents a partnership between Miami University’s Project Dragonfly and San Diego Zoo Global.
I have devoted much of my career to mentoring up-and-coming primatologists. Over the last 11 years I have trained and/or supported over 70 students.
We launched our first conservation summer workshop for life science teachers just five years ago and since that time, the program has grown by leaps and bounds!
Bioinspiration is a methodology in which biological systems, processes, and elements are studied to draw analogies to be applied to human design and industrial challenges. We use a creative lens— geared toward invention & interactive discovery— to spark novel interest in biodiversity, wildlife, and conservation.
Students from kindergarten to graduate school are learning firsthand about the tools and techniques that our scientists use in order to save plants, animals, and habitats around the world and in our own backyard.
Polar Bear International’s Leadership Camps are designed to inform, inspire, and empower future leaders who will return to their communities to motivate others to reduce their carbon footprints and help save Arctic ice for polar bears.
The Burpee Foundation’s support for the Native Seeds for Native Americans program is culminating in exciting and innovative native plant outdoor education classrooms.
The Conservation Education Lab is a fully equipped research laboratory where students, teachers, and members of the community are given the opportunity to learn firsthand about the importance of biodiversity and the critical tools and techniques used to conserve it.
Our Conservation Education Program seeks to inspire community members to value and conserve biodiversity by enhancing basic scientific literacy.