EDUCATION SPECIALIST

Known by many titles (educator, conservation educator, education specialist, learning specialist, guest engagement specialist, etc.), zoo and aquarium educators are responsible for engaging millions of annual visitors about the incredible animals at their facilities. Educators connect visitors of all ages with animals, spark excitement for wildlife, and encourage visitors to take positive conservation action to save species. From structured programs like camps, classes, and webinars to spontaneous conversations in front of an animal habitat, educators span a variety of programs and learning opportunities. They use skills in interpretation to deliver information to guests in ways that make these important topics fun, relevant, and meaningful for visitors of all ages.  Educators have the important task of telling the stories of the animals in our care and of inspiring guests to care and take conservation action!