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Advanced Inquiry Master's Program - Information Session

  • Woodland Park Zoo Education Center 5500 Phinney Avenue North Seattle, WA, 98103 United States (map)

Advanced Inquiry Master's Program
Offered by Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, in affiliation with Project Dragonfly at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

The Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) is an exciting Master’s degree for individuals who are interested in creating social and ecological change. In this groundbreaking program, students learn how to use inquiry as a tool for co-creating a better and more sustainable future. Designed for environmental and education professionals across many fields, students engage in exciting experiential learning and field study opportunities with Woodland Park Zoo. AIP students work directly through Woodland Park Zoo staff to improve local communities through shared investigation and action, while also learning with peers and faculty in an unprecedented national network of leading institutions.

Benefits of the Advanced Inquiry Program:
• The zoo as your window to a world of learning: AIP Master’s students earn 35 total credit hours: 21 credit hours of AIP Web+ courses that combine experiential learning on-site at Woodland Park Zoo with web-based instruction, plus 14 credit hours of AIP Core Courses that occur on the web. Up to 7 credit hours from an Earth Expeditions global field course may count toward the degree.
• Convenient and flexible: Can be completed in 2.5 to 5 years part-time while working!
• Affordable: Approximately $5,600 per year for basic courses and fees!
• Relevant: Program courses and projects integrate Washington State Science Learning Standards for inquiry-based science learning, best practices in informal science and conservation education, and participatory education as a tool to engage all communities in the creation of a more sustainable future.

We invite you to join us for one of our informational sessions about the Advanced Inquiry Program!
Wednesday, November 15 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. (at Woodland Park Zoo's Education Center)
Tuesday, November 28 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. (via webinar)
Thursday, January 18 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. (at Woodland Park Zoo’s Education Center)
These informational sessions include snacks and a live animal presentation!
For more information or to RSVP, please email or call 206.548.2581.

Check out the Advanced Inquiry Program page on the zoo’s website for more information:

Applications for the Advanced Inquiry Program are accepted until February 28, 2018 for summer enrollment. For more information or to apply, see Project Dragonfly’s website: