Conservation Educator Academy

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Welcome to the
2019 Conservation Educator Academy

The Conservation Educator Academy is a professional development opportunity presented by the Indianapolis Zoo and Ball State University. Teachers from K-12 schools learn about conservation of wildlife and habitats, science practices, and strategies for teaching science as inquiry. Participants develop inquiry-based lesson plans that they use in the classroom and will share with the education community.  

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Come join us for Cohort #6:

Saving Species: From Invasive Pythons to Elephant Poaching

The 2019 CEA is for June 24-27, 2019.

Academy sessions will meet from 8:30-4:30 each day, and participants will earn 40 PGP points. Come join us to develop inquiry-based lesson plans based on the Zoo's science practices, go behind the scenes to learn from zoo researchers and staff, and hear about important conservation projects from guest speakers.

Register online at, or call 317-630-2000 to save your spot! Cost is only $40 per person.