Zoo Expeditions

Zoo Expeditions

Next Offered in Fall 2020
This course typically takes place over four Saturday sessions (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) and may be taken for graduate credit, Washington state-approved STEM clocks hours or audit. Those participants taking the course for credit will complete web-based coursework from August through early December. Online registration will be available beginning June 1, 2020.

During Zoo Expeditions, participants 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 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.


If you cannot find the answers to your questions or need additional assistance please contact the registration office by phone at 206.548.2424 x4 or by email.


The zoo is temporarily closed following state recommendations to help slow the spread of coronavirus.
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