Teaching Fellowship

Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS

The New York Aquarium Education Department is committed to helping teachers reach their goals to advance student achievement. Our Teaching Fellowship program is a unique opportunity for college students, recent graduates, and graduate students to explore conservation education in-depth. Fellows acquire the skills needed to conduct effective aquatic wildlife programs that invite and foster student-directed learning, and learn pertinent information about local and global conservation issues. In addition, Fellows will gain practical applications in leading professional development workshops geared towards elementary and middle school educators. Emphasis is placed on the Wildlife Conservation Society’s efforts to protect wildlife and wild lands.

Available Terms

Academic Term

The program will be available September through June 2015; fellows must be able to work four days a week, 9:00am to 2:30pm throughout this time period. Applications for this opportunity will be available in the late winter through spring 2015. Please revisit this site at that time.

Summer term

Starts June 15th, 2015 and ends August 31st, 2015. Fellows must be able to work Monday - Friday, 8am to 4pm for the entire term. Similar positions exist at the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and Prospect Park Zoo.

Fellows will help support and teach school programs during the Academic Year term; and, support summer camp programs during the Summer Term. As a Fellow, you will help to create a positive and creative learning environment based on science content, arts and crafts, animal exhibit visits, games, and more for youth ages 4 and up.

For more information about the academic term fellows, please contact nyaregistrar@wcs.org.

For more information about the summer term fellowship, please contact wcsteachingfellow@wcs.org