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Teacher & Professional Development

Teachers and Students doing Field Research on PlantsProfessional development workshops at the Zoo are designed to foster knowledge, appreciation and awareness of our natural world by empowering professionals who work among children and young people to incorporate innovative, exciting strategies into lessons and programs.

Playful Pedagogy Workshop Participants in ActionPlayful Pedagogy, part of the N.C. Zoo's Education Department, offers professionals from a variety of fields to learn about play and think about how to bring outdoor play back to the lives of children.  Learn more about Playful Pedagogy and upcoming training opportunities.


Instructors from other organizations are invited to use the space for their own professional development opportunities.  To inquire about the availability and being included on our calendar, contact Linda Kinney.