Global Biomes: Island Life

Komodo dragon
Komodo dragon

Hours for Learning Activity:

14 learning hours

Date and Time:

Saturday, March 23, 2019, 8:30am to Saturday, April 20, 2019, 3:30pm

Registration Deadline:

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 5:00pm


From the Pacific Northwest to the South Pacific, animals, plants and people have diverse strategies for living the island life. Through experiences on zoo grounds, presentations, discussions and activities, this course will focus on the ecology and biology of island habitats and species. We will explore how human activity has impacted global island wildlife, from huge Komodo dragons to tiny Partula snails, as well as the conservation efforts that are helping these species thrive. Participants will attend the National Geographic Live presentation, "Wild Seas: Secret Shores" with Thomas Peschak, a marine biologist and acclaimed conservation photographer. Those taking the course for graduate credit will also complete web-based coursework from January through May. 

How to Register:

Course fee for 14.5 STEM clock hours/audit: $210 - This fee includes the cost of 14.5 Washington state-approved STEM clock hours, course materials, access to National Geographic education resources, zoo admission and snacks. Online registration is available November 1-March 20. Register here:

Graduate Credit Registration: This course provides 2 graduate credit hours for students enrolled in the AIP Master's program. AIP students register and pay course fees through their AIP Cohort Web Workshop. Students not enrolled in the AIP Master's program may also take this course for graduate credit. Please contact us by November 30 for additional information and instructions on registering for graduate credit. 



Contact Email:

Contact Phone:

206.548.2424 x 4