Teacher Professional Development:
Phenomena in the Field

Get your hands dirty as you conserve local habitats and connect with nature! In this one-day workshop at a Denver Zoo field conservation site, you’ll work alongside Denver Zoo experts and explore local conservation issues you can integrate into existing lessons. Join us as we explore innovative ways to frame environmental issues—so students feel hopeful and empowered.


8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 14
Friday, June 16
Thursday, July 20
Saturday, August 26
Saturday, September 9 


$75 per person 


One day workshop at Daniels Park
(attendee provides transportation) 


0.5 graduate level credit through Colorado School of Mines included with registration!

CONTACT US for school-or district-level custom dates: 

PROGRAMMING: This Daniels Park workshop includes a full-day field experience, access to Denver Zoo conservation experts, connections to content for your classroom, boxed lunch and opportunities to brainstorm and network with fellow educators. 

Included in this Teacher Professional Development Program:

  • Immersive hands-on learning at a local Denver Zoo field conservation site.
  • Connection with Denver Zoo conservationists, animal care staff and other experts, not to mention some really cool animals!
  • Networking and brainstorming with fellow teachers.
  • Lots of time outside in the beautiful Colorado sunshine – pack that sunscreen!
  • Graduate level credit through Colorado School of Mines.
  • Meals, Zoo treats and a special Denver Zoo souvenir.
  • Inquire about mileage reimbursement opportunities for teachers outside the Denver metro area: dzeducation@denverzoo.org.

To cancel or transfer a program, please contact guestcare@denverzoo.org at least two weeks prior to your scheduled program date.

  • Transfer Fees: Transfer fee of $25 applies to any date or program change. We cannot guarantee availability in future workshops.
  • Cancellation Fees: All sales are final, unless the Zoo must cancel the program. Exceptions can be requested in the case of family medical emergencies, severe illness or for required quarantine due to COVID-19.