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Join the Zoo's Teacher Advisory Council

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Take your professional development to the wild side! The Zoo is seeking new members to serve on its Teacher Advisory Council, beginning fall 2022. The 2022-2023 council term will include educators nationwide for grades pre-K to 5. The council reserves three spots each for educators in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. No more than two teachers per school.

Commitments and Benefits

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

  • Participate in four virtual council meetings (tentatively November, February, May, and August)
  • Serve in an advisory role to assist with the development of new education programs and resources
  • Share feedback about activities and materials with Zoo educators
  • Act as a Zoo ambassador in their schools by disseminating information to colleagues and providing teacher feedback to Zoo educators
  • Have the opportunity to work with Zoo educators and to be an integral part of conservation education programming
  • Receive professional development contact hours toward license recertification (dependent upon state requirements)