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Earn Your Master’s with the Zoo!

We here in the Conservation Education Lab at the Beckman Center for Conservation Research are always looking for new and exciting ways to bring conservation to you, and our newest method is sure to intrigue many of you! We are extremely pleased to announce that San Diego Zoo Global is partnering with Project Dragonfly, housed at Miami University in Ohio, to bring a unique new Master’s degree program to southern California!

As many of you may already know, the Conservation Education Lab is dedicated to connecting people to conservation by offering meaningful, hands-on conservation science experiences to middle school and high school students; immersive teacher workshops in conservation biology to middle school and high school life science teachers across the nation; and in situ conservation education to local communities at our many field sites around the globe.

Our latest undertaking will extend the teacher workshop experience into the relevant and affordable Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) Master’s. Participants can opt to pursue a Master’s of Teaching in Biological Sciences or a Master’s of Art in Zoology. This program can be completed part time in 2.5 years while working and is tailored to educators and other professionals interested in community engagement and environmental stewardship.

Join us for a free information session on October 9, 2012, at the Beckman Center for Conservation Research in Escondido, or on October 16, 2012, at the San Diego Zoo. Both sessions run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, an animal encounter, and hear about this exciting new Master’s program!

For more information, click here….

Kimberly Kutina is a research technician for the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research.