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Join the Teacher Advisory Council

Take your professional development to the wild side!  Friends of the National Zoo is seeking a team of investiGATORS to serve on the Zoo's first Teacher Advisory Council.

The 2019-2020 council is limited to elementary-level teachers (grades pre-K to 6) and no more than two teachers per school.

Commitments and Benefits

Council members serve for a period of one calendar year and will:

  • Participate in four evening meetings at the Zoo on Oct. 22, Jan. 14, May 19 and Aug. 18 (meals provided)
  • Serve in an advisory role to assist with the development of new education programs
  • Share feedback about activities and materials with Zoo educators
  • Act as a Zoo ambassador in their schools by disseminating Zoo information to colleagues and providing teacher feedback to Zoo educators
  • Gain exclusive access to FONZ school program materials and lesson plans
  • Have the opportunity to work with Zoo educators and to be an integral part of FONZ conservation education programming
  • Receive professional development contact hours toward license recertification

Thank you for your interest in the Zoo’s Teacher Advisory Council. Applications have closed for the 2019-2020 school year. Please check back next spring for information on how to apply for the 2020-2021 year.