Earn a Master's degree

Learn more about our Advanced Inquiry Program for educators.



Woodland Park Zoo's programs for educators are focused on empowering educators with a strong foundation in ecological literacy, skills in inquiry-based learning and principles of field investigation. Our professional development programs provide educators with necessary knowledge, skills and resources to bring meaningful environmental and sustainability education to their students or other audiences. All program activities and materials provided are designed to support Washington state’s academic learning requirements, to address national standards for inquiry-based science learning, and to advance the zoo’s mission by inspiring and cultivating an informed community of conservation stewards.


Educator Professional Development

Workshops, institutes, travel and other opportunities for educators.


Master's Degree for Educators - Advanced Inquiry Program

Earn your Master’s degree through courses at Woodland Park Zoo and web-based courses through Miami University.


Educator Appreciation Day

Come explore the zoo for a day - on us!

On Saturday, June 4th we invite educators to visit the zoo for free. We will also be offering half off a second adult admission with each educator.  You may bring children but we are not offering a discount on their admission.

Check in will be in front of the zoo's South Entrance only from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. for your ticket into the zoo (you are welcome to stay until closing time, but check-in will end at 3:00 p.m.). Admission will not be allowed through the West Entrance. There is no need to pre-register. Please bring ID or other documentation to verify your employment with an education institution. Due to capacity limitations this year’s Educator Appreciation Day is intended for kindergarten - college public or private school teachers and informal educators only. 

We would love for you to use this day to not only enjoy the zoo, but explore opportunities to include the zoo in your curriculum.

There are multiple events for you to participate in on June 4th, including Bear Affair: Pacific Northwest Conservation, along with all our summer programming.

We look forward to seeing you!


ZooEdition, published twice per year in February and August, provides educators with information and updates on Woodland Park Zoo's programs and resources for schools and other educational groups.


Already know exactly what you are registering for and just need the registration form? View the registration forms for:

- school visits to the zoo
- outreach programs to your community
- educator professional development


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 attachments.  Please contact us if you do not receive a registration confirmation.


Contact the Class Registrar or call 206.548.2424 x4