Join us for two days in beautiful Mission Bay, San Diego as we explore current research, best practices, and innovations in the field of conservation learning theory and practice.
Our goal is to generate innovative ideas to revolutionize learning in informal settings, and create opportunities for partnerships across the conservation learning community, all while equipping you with the skills and knowledge to inspire and motivate people to save species.
The Future of Informal Conservation Learning Symposium will examine the many facets of conservation learning, including:
Evaluating learning and measuring conservation impact.
Effective ways to promote environmental stewardship and shape conservation behaviors.
Participatory learning and inquiry, as well as learning in free-choice settings.
At San Diego Zoo Global, our vision for the future is to lead the fight against extinction. We see the learning spectrum as spanning everything we do at San Diego Zoo Global. For us, it includes on-site efforts, such as programs, tours, and graphics at our Zoo and Safari Park. It also embraces our engagement with the global community through training programs, conservation field projects, social media opportunities, and our Internet presence.
We are hosting this symposium to examine the many facets of conservation learning—and to share this knowledge with you, as our partners in ending extinction.
Professor Emerita Environmental Psychology
University of Colorado Boulder
Professor of Psychology and Chair of Environmental Studies
College of Wooster
Sea Grant Professor in Free-Choice STEM Learning
Oregon State University
Founder Latino Outdoors
Professor of Sociology Public Engagement and Media Specialist
University of Warwick
VP of Learning
Strategic Communications and Evaluation
The Ocean Project
Director of Public Programs
California Academy of Sciences
University of Florida
Education Research Supervisor
Woodland Park Zoo
Assistant Professor of Informal Science Education
Texas Tech Univerity
Research Associate, CREATE
University of California, San Diego
Planning, Programs & Exhibits
New England Aquarium
Director of Conservation Impact
Dr. Billy Spitzer, New England Aquarium, The Role of Informal Education Institutions in Changing the Public Discourse on Climate Change
Paradise Point Resort
1404 Vacation Rd., San Diego, CA 92109
Tucked away on gentle Mission Bay in the heart of San Diego, Paradise Point Resort & Spa features comfortable bungalow-style rooms amidst lush, tropical gardens, tranquil lagoons, and one mile of sandy beach next door to SeaWorld.
Special Room Rates for Learning Symposium Attendees
starting at $142/night
Please call 800-344-2626 to reserve your room at Paradise Point Resort, and don't forget to mention the Future of Informal Conservation Learning Symposium to get the best rate!
Questions about the symposium or registration?
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619-231-1515 ext. 4551