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Summer Classes

Engaging Communities in Conservation Solutions

Get involved in conservation solutions in your own community and around the world! Participants in this course investigate environmental stewardship, research science and conservation opportunities and solutions in their local communities, practice inquiry-based learning, develop a conservation project to be used in their classroom or community, and reflect on ecological and carbon footprints. Participants will consider local and global conservation issues affecting wildlife, and then focus in on three major opportunities for educators and students to take action: 1) reducing our carbon footprints to slow the impacts of global climate change, 2) making sustainable consumer choices to conserve resources and support wildlife conservation 3) engaging in place-based education to understand and care for the natural world in our own backyards.


This course typically runs for 5 days in one week in the summer from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. each day.  This class can be taken for credit, clock hours or audit.  Those participants taking the course for credit will complete web-based coursework from late May through early August. Registration will open by March 1.






Northwest Wildlife Conservation

Western Pond Turtle

Through both zoo-based and field-based experiences, this course explores key science concepts within the contexts of wildlife conservation, the imperative of in situ conservation, the multi-disciplinary nature of science, and hands-on conservation research. Participants will explore pressing conservation issues in the Pacific Northwest, as well as field and community-based investigation techniques that scientists and citizens alike can use to study and conserve our local wildlife. On the first course day at Woodland Park Zoo, we will explore regional conservation issues affecting local species through presentations, activities and observations of animals on zoo grounds. The issues and species recovery efforts will then be explored through field experiences over the subsequent three to four days, including visits to local natural areas and meeting scientists involved in conserving Pacific Northwest species and habitats.


This course typically runs for 5 days in one week in the summer.  The first day of the class takes place at Woodland Park Zoo while the remaining three and a half days will be in the field.  This class can be taken for credit, clock hours or audit. Those participants taking the course for credit will complete web-based coursework from late May through mid-November.  Registration will open by March 1.






Foundations of Inquiry

AIP Students

This course will engage participants in exploring the foundations of inquiry-based teaching and learning while gaining a new familiarity with Woodland Park Zoo as an informal science education setting. Through making observations on zoo grounds, developing comparative questions, devising investigations to answer those questions and communicating results, participants will experience the full process of inquiry and will learn how to guide this process with their audiences. This type of first-hand, experiential learning encourages independent and critical thinking, increasing students’ awareness and concern for the local environment and its inhabitants. We will engage in activities that demonstrate the applications of inquiry and will discuss case studies that illustrate the use of inquiry to improve science learning and engage students/citizens as leaders in their communities. Participants will develop the investigation, critical reflection, and collaboration skills needed to lead inquiry‐driven learning for diverse communities and come away with information and techniques for applying inquiry skills and assessment in classroom and informal education settings.


This course typically runs for 5 days in one week in the summer from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. each day.  This class can be taken for credit, clock hours or audit.  Those participants taking the course for credit will complete web-based coursework from late May through early August. Registration will open by March 1.    






Registration

All registration confirmations are sent via email and will come to you from an address ending in @zoo.org. Please make sure to read your confirmation and all attachements. Please contact us if you do not receive a registration confirmation.

Need to make changes to or cancel an existing registration? Call 206.548.2424 x4. At this time changes and cancellations cannot be done through our online registration system.

Please note that a minimum of two (2) weeks notice of cancellation is required for a change in program date or a refund or credit of program fees. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds or credits for any changes or cancellations received less than two (2) weeks prior to the program start date.

Having issues registering online?  Click here to download the registration form.

 

Contact

If you cannot find the answers to your questions or need additional assistance please contact the registration office by phone at 206.548.2424 or by email.