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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.


ZooEdition Educator Newsletter

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.


Educator Appreciation Day

Come explore the zoo for a day - on us!

On Saturday, June 3rd we invite preK-20 formal and informal educators to visit the zoo for free and receive half-priced admission for one adult guest!  

Please check in at the South Entrance between 9:30 a.m. and 3:00 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.  Please bring something to verify your employment as an educator.

We would love for you to use this day to both enjoy the zoo and explore opportunities to include the zoo in your curriculum.

There will be a variety of events including Bear Affair: Living Northwest Conservation Day, along with all of our summer programming (starts May 1st).

Please contact the registrar with any questions ( or 206.548.2424).

We look forward to seeing you!


Questions About Professional Development?

Contact the Class Registrar or call 206.548.2424 x4

Registration Forms

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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.