This blended online and in-person course, eligible for CTLE and P-Credits, is designed to provide secondary science teachers with the content and pedagogical framework to implement a student-centered unit on human impact on the environment including climate change, ecology, or conservation biology. Participants will engage in a course-long project in which they create an evidence-based conservation plan for a chosen species. Through interactive experiences with experts at the Central Park Zoo and virtual webinars, participants will build a deep understanding of ecosystems, human-caused threats to key organisms, and how wildlife biologists address mounting concerns around biodiversity loss. Special emphasis will be placed on how climate change may exacerbate conservation challenges across the globe. Throughout the course, teachers will also experience new pedagogy, assessment, and literacy strategies that they can apply to a wide variety of classroom settings.