Professional Development: Workshops


Making the Most of Your Field Trip to the North Carolina Zoo

Did you know the Zoo offers a variety of ways to enhance your school's or camp's fieldtrip to the Zoo? Make it a powerful learning experience instead of just a fun day out. During this workshop we will share a variety of free (e.g., app with activities designed for every grade level, free virtual program on careers followed by a career quest at the Zoo) and paid (e.g., educational program, animal ambassador encounter) educational opportunities as well as the tips and tricks needed to make sure you have the best field trip ever! This workshop is offered both virtually and in-person. During the in-person option we will get first hand experiences of some of the educational opportunities and walk you through things like checking your group in. If you have any questions about the workshop please email

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Training Location and Dates:

  • Monday 3/13/2023 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Virtual Workshop
  • Saturday 4/1/2023 10:00 - 12:00 p.m. - In-person
  • Wednesday 5/10/2023 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Virtual Workshop
  • Tuesday 6/13/2023 10:00 - 12:00 p.m. - In-person


Project Learning Tree - Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood

Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood provides an introduction to environmental education, encouraging children ages 3 to 6 to explore, discover and communicate in expressive ways. The guide offers over 130 experiences that engage young children in outdoor exploration and play. Topics include investigating nature with five senses, meeting neighborhood trees, and connecting with trees through the seasons. Join us as we uncover ways to incorporate this early childhood curriculum with environmental educational learning opportunities Participants will receive the Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood Activity Guide and can earn CEUs and credit for the NC EE certification program


Training Location and Dates:

  • TBA