The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. WCS envisions a world where wildlife thrives in healthy lands and seas, valued by societies that embrace and benefit from the diversity and integrity of life on earth. In order to achieve our mission and have a bigger impact, we have identified three core strategies for our work:
Through Science: WCS will produce and disseminate the information and knowledge necessary to inform and improve conservation and management action in the wild places that we seek to conserve, and to measure the impact of our work.
Through Conservation Action: WCS will help to conserve ecologically intact wild places in 15 priority terrestrial and marine regions and their wildlife, and reverse the decline of six priority groups of species across their range– elephants, apes, big cats, sharks & rays, whales & dolphins, and tortoises & freshwater turtles. We will also help maintain viable populations of critically endangered species in our zoos and aquarium.
Through Engagement and Education: WCS will activate a conservation movement of a diverse, influential and enduring global audience that is invested and empowered to protect wild nature, using the powerful experiences at our zoos and aquarium; enduring impact of our education programs; and the great reach of digital tools.
The goal of WCS Education is to inspire a diverse, inclusive movement of conservation advocates. We do this by sparking connection with animals and nature; enhancing scientific literacy through hands-on investigation; and engaging constituents in stewardship and action to conserve wildlife and wild places.
WCS presents Field Sight is the newest project from our professional development team. Pairing the insight of our educators with the expertise of WCS field staff we are excited to bring you the stories of the conservation work we are doing all over the world. Hear what it’s like to work on the ground protecting wildlife straight from the source, and ways Field Sight can support your learning in the classroom.
Resources For Students and Teachers:
Vouchers can be used only during non school days or during non-school hours.
Vouchers are valid for one UA student and up to 3 other persons. Vouchers include entry to one of the following paid exhibits: Jungle World (all year), Wild Asia Monorail (Mar-Oct), Butterfly Garden (Apr-Oct), or Congo Gorilla Forest (Apr-Dec). Parking is not included.