Conservation Educator Academy

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Welcome to the
2021 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 #8:

The Fight to Survive: Reptiles & Amphibans

The 2021 CEA is for June 21-24, 2021.

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 is closed, and we have a full roster for the 2021 Academy! To join us next year, watch the Teacher Resources page at, or call 317-630-2000 to save your spot! Cost is only $50 per person.