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Summer Classes

FOUNDATIONS OF INQUIRY

AIP Students

July 10 - July 14, 2017 (8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. each day)

Course fee for 3 graduate credits: $390 Woodland Park Zoo course fee + $810 Miami University course fee covers the cost of credit and course administration for 3 graduate semester credits, including zoo admission, materials and snacks.

Course fee for 30 clock hours/audit: $390 Woodland Park Zoo course fee. Fees cover zoo admission, materials, snacks and clock hours.

Registration: Online registration opens March 1, 2017
Registration due dates: March 30, 2017 (for those taking the course for credit); July 3, 2017 (for all others)

*Note: If you have applied to the Advanced Inquiry Program to start in 2017, you will take Foundations of Inquiry as your first and only summer course in summer 2017. You will be able to register for the course after you receive word about your acceptance into AIP by April 15.

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 in the classroom, on zoo grounds, in the schoolyard and other outdoor settings. We will discuss case studies that illustrate the use of inquiry to improve science learning and engage students/citizens as leaders in their communities. Through this course, participants will develop the investigation, critical reflection, and collaboration skills needed to lead inquiry‐driven learning for diverse communities. They will learn to develop a comparative question, design an inquiry‐driven scientific study, and develop their skills in scientific writing and research. Participants will come away with information and techniques for applying inquiry in classroom and informal education settings, developing inquiry skills in their audiences and assessing inquiry-based learning. Those participants taking the course for credit will complete web-based coursework from late May through mid-August.



 

ENGAGING COMMUNITIES IN CONSERVATION SOLUTIONS

July 17 - July 21, 2017 (8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. each day)

Course fee for 3 graduate credits: $390 Woodland Park Zoo course fee + $810 Miami University course fee covers the cost of credit and course administration for 3 graduate semester credits, including zoo admission, materials and snacks.

Course fee for 30 clock hours/audit: $390 Woodland Park Zoo course fee. Fees cover zoo admission, materials, snacks and clock hours.

Registration: Online registration opens March 1, 2017
Registration due date: March 30, 2017 (for those taking the course for credit); July 10, 2017 (for all others)


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. Course participants will consider local and global conservation issues affecting wildlife, and then focus in on three major opportunities for educators and communities to take action: 1) reducing our carbon footprints to slow the impacts of climate change, 2) making sustainable consumer choices to conserve resources and support wildlife conservation, and 3) engaging in place-based education to understand and care for the natural world. At the end of this course, students will have a solid understanding of community-based conservation, with a particular emphasis on current issues facing local habitats in the communities where they live. Students will also explore and begin to design stewardship strategies for empowering their own students or community members to generate solutions and take action. Those participants taking the course for credit will complete web-based coursework from late May through early August.



 

NORTHWEST WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

Rabbit

August 7 - August 11, 2017 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. August 7 at Woodland Park Zoo, all day/overnight August 8, 9 and 10 in the field, return to Seattle by 5:00 p.m. August 11)

Course fee for 3 graduate credits: $690 Woodland Park Zoo course fee + $810 Miami University course fee covers the cost of credit and course administration for 3 graduate semester credits (1 credit in summer semester, 2 credits in fall semester), including zoo admission, materials, most meals (two lunches are on your own), transportation, and lodging.

Course fee for 35 clock hours/audit: $690 Woodland Park Zoo course fee. Fees cover zoo admission, materials, most meals (two lunches are on your own), transportation, lodging, and clock hours.

Registration: Online registration opens March 1, 2017
Registration due date: March 30, 2017 (for those taking the course for credit); July 14, 2017 (for all others)


This course will focus on threatened wildlife species of Washington’s shrub steppe habitats, including Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits and golden eagles, as case studies of how recovery projects work to address the most common issues affecting species: habitat degradation, climate change, pollution and invasive species. Participants will explore shrub steppe 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 local wildlife. Course themes explore sustainable population maintenance, wildlife health, restoration ecology, reintroduction biology, and the role of zoos, reserves and aquaria in conservation. On the first course day at Woodland Park Zoo, we will explore the fascinating animals and plants of Washington’s Columbia Plateau (shrub steppe) ecoregion through presentations, activities and observations of animals on zoo grounds. Over the next four days (three nights), the issues and species recovery efforts will then be explored through field experiences in the shrub steppe habitats of Washington (focused on central Washington’s Columbia Plateau ecoregion), including visits to local natural areas and meeting people involved in species and habitat research and conservation. Those participants taking the course for credit will complete web-based coursework from late May through early November. 




 

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.