Education & Training

Sunset Zoo is a member of the Portal to the Public Network.  The Network’s guiding framework serves as the foundation for the Zoo’s Behind the Science initiatives.  This framework provides the format and the research behind the training opportunities Sunset Zoo provides scientists in public engagement and science communication.  Built on the expertise in informal education, Sunset Zoo established the Science Communication Fellowship, which has since grown to incorporate multiple training opportunities throughout the year. Read more about the PoPNet Research Highlights,

Beyond this training, Sunset Zoo, through Behind the Science, is working to connect scientists to K-12 classrooms in an effort to enhance science education in the region.  Therefore, resources for educators developed in coordination with the identified scientists will be posted on this site.  These resources will very in scope and scale.  Beyond these resources, educators are encouraged to utilize blogs, scientists’ websites, social media accounts, and other items identified on individual pages to enhance their classroom curriculum.

To connect directly with a scientist, Sunset Zoo will gladly facilitate your connection with them.  Contact us at behindthescience@cityofmhk.com to get the process going!

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Behind the Science Staff
Email: behindthescience@cityofmhk.com
Address: 2333 Oak St, Manhattan, KS 66502
Phone Number: 785-587-2737
Fax Number: 785-587-2730