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Winter & Spring Classes

Global Biomes of Asia

Saturday, March 4, 2017 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) at Woodland Park Zoo

Cost for 1 graduate credit: $120 Woodland Park Zoo course fee + $224 Miami University course fee covers the cost of credit and course administration for one (1) graduate semester credit, including zoo admission, materials and snacks.

Cost for 7 clock hours/audit: $84 Woodland Park Zoo course fee. This fee covers zoo admission, materials, snacks and clock hours.

Registration: Online registration opens Saturday, October 1, 2016
Registration due dates: Friday, October 28, 2016 (for those taking the course for credit). Monday, February 27, 2017 (for all others) 


The biomes of Asia— montane habitats, tropical rain forests and tropical dry forests, grasslands and wetlands - host a great diversity of wildlife, including some of the most charismatic and endangered animals on earth, such as elephants, cranes, otters, snow leopards and tigers. This course explores the diversity of Asian biomes, with a focus on the roles of key species in different ecosystems and conservation efforts to ensure their continued survival. Participants will learn about current conservation issues in Asia as well as strategies for empowering people to help ensure the persistence of the diverse wildlife and habitats of Asia. Those participants taking the course for credit will complete web-based coursework from late January through early May.




Perspectives in Environment & Culture:
Small Animals, Big Impacts

Bee Pollinator

Monday, March 20, 2017 (7:00 – 9:30 p.m.) for the National Geographic Live presentation “Beauty & The Bizarre” with Anand Varma at Benaroya Hall, Seattle (www.nglive.org/seattle) & Saturday, March 25, 2017 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) at Woodland Park Zoo)

Cost for 1 graduate credit: $120 Woodland Park Zoo course fee + $224 Miami University course fee covers the cost of credit and course administration for 1 graduate semester credit, including zoo admission, access to National Geographic Live programs and resources, materials and snacks.

Cost for 9.5 clock hours/audit: $120 Woodland Park Zoo course fee. Zoo fees cover zoo admission, access to National Geographic Live program and resources, materials, snacks and clock hours.

Registration: Online registration opens Saturday, October 1, 2016
Registration due dates: Friday, October 28, 2016 (for those taking the course for credit). Monday, March 6, 2017 (for all others).


Through experiences on zoo grounds, presentations, discussions and activities, this course will explore the sometimes hidden roles that small yet remarkable animals play in the ecosystems they inhabit. From hummingbirds and bees, to amphibians and spiders, participants will gain a deeper understanding of how other animals, plants and people rely on the ecosystem roles of the world's small wonders. Participants attend the National Geographic Live evening presentation, “Beauty & The Bizarre”, with Anand Varma, a natural history photographer. Those taking the course for credit will participate in web-based coursework from late January through early May.





Party with Pollinators

Butterfly

Saturday, April 22, 2017 (9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) at Woodland Park Zoo
Most appropriate for preschool teachers


Cost for 5.5 merit hours/audit: $60 Woodland Park Zoo course fee. This fee covers teacher guidebook and materials, snacks, Up CLOSE encounter and zoo admission.

Registration due date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017  


Explore the world of pollinators found in your schoolyard or neighborhood! Participants will learn engaging ways of using the topic of pollinators (including insects and other pollinating animals) to introduce students to important biological and ecological concepts. The course will explore the zoo’s Bug World exhibit and Backyard Habitat garden to learn about common pollinators of western Washington and how the zoo is actively involved in pollinator conservation. Information will also be presented on how to create pollinator-friendly habitats on school grounds that students can use for pollinator investigations. Participants will practice inquiry-based methods for observing and identifying insects, and will learn how to engage preschool aged learners through nature-based play.




Science in the Outdoors: Birds

Butterfly

Saturday, May 20, 2017 (8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) at Woodland Park Zoo
Most appropriate for teachers of grades 4-8.

Cost for 6 clock hours: $72 Woodland Park Zoo course fee covers zoo admission, materials, snacks and clock hours.

Registration: Online registration opens Saturday, October 1, 2016
Registration due dates: Monday, May 15, 2017


Spend a day at Woodland Park Zoo learning more about our feathered friends, from owls to penguins. Participants will explore the physical and behavioral characteristics of birds of the Pacific Northwest and from biomes around the world. The course will illustrate the threats birds face in the wild and how conservation programs are working to ensure their survival. Ideas will be provided for engaging students in learning about birds, in the classroom and in the outdoors, while meeting state learning standards for life science. Participants will practice scientific field methods for observing and identifying birds, and will learn how to participate in programs to monitor birds in our local habitats.






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.