Zoo Expeditions

Zoo Expeditions

During your Zoo Expedition, we will investigate conservation and behavior through direct observation at Woodland Park Zoo to explore key questions about how and why species act the way they do in different situations. This course provides a foundation for understanding ethological research methods and conservation issues that can be applied and adapted to increase understanding about animal welfare and primate conservation in educational and community settings.  Zoo Expeditions also provides a knowledge base for understanding zoo-based and field-based behavior research methods and how these methods contribute to conservation solutions.

This course typically is held on four (4) Saturdays in the fall (August through early December) from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. each day along with course work online.  Registration opens June 1. 


Science Action Club (SAC):
Activity Leader Training

Native Bird Square

Next Date TBD (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., typically on a Saturday) at Woodland Park Zoo

Woodland Park Zoo and the Pacific Northwest Girls Collaborative Project are excited to present an engaging, hands-on STEM curriculum opportunity! This curriculum is perfect for ALL educators – from those who are new to those who are experienced with leading STEM activities.



Cost: $25 Woodland Park Zoo course fee. Fees cover zoo admission, materials, snacks and continuing education credits (see below). This training is supported through a partnership between California Academy of Sciences, Pacific Northwest Girls Collaborative and Woodland Park Zoo. SAC is highly subsidized by grant funding, thanks to generous program donors. 5 Washington state-approved STEM clock hours or STARS continuing education hours will be available at no extra fee.

Registration Period: Online registration opens Friday, June 1, 2018

Registration Instructions:
1) Please review the Application Preview here:
2) Then click on the Apply link from the website above to go to the application form. The online application should be completed by a Program Coordinator or Director.

What is Science Action Club?

Science Action Club is a high-impact science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) program for youth grades 5-8 in out-of-school time. Through hands-on games and projects, youth in Science Action Club investigate their local environment and use citizen science to document discoveries, share data, and design strategies to protect our planet. Science Action Club is a national science project that allows participating youth to connect and share with other kids and scientists from across the country.

Who can participate?

Afterschool providers, libraries, science centers, museums, and camps - any providers serving youth in grades 5-8 in an informal setting. Previous STEM experience is NOT required. This is a great curriculum for ALL educators from new to experienced, but you must apply and be accepted to participate.

This training is typically held twice each school year, once in fall (one Saturday in late September) and once in spring (one Saturday in January or February). Registration opens on November 1 for the spring training and June 1 for the fall training.



All registration confirmations are sent via email and will come to you from an address ending in Please make sure to read your confirmation and all attachments. 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.



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.