I was speaking to someone today and she told me about this free masters program in zoology (it’s web-based and though it’s not entirely free, the few fees are relatively small). I thought it was pretty cool. It’s a partnership between Miami of Ohio and the Dragonfly Project. Details follow…
About Project Dragonfly
Project Dragonfly promotes inquiry-driven reform, reaching millions of people worldwide through learning media, exhibits, and education programs.
Project Dragonfly‘s partnership programs have generated an Emmy-Award winning PBS television series, teacher workshops, public science exhibits, and conservation and education programs worldwide. Supported by the National Science Foundation, the project began in 1994 with the first national magazine to feature children’s science investigations and discoveries.
About the Global Field Program
The Global Field Program (GFP) brings Master’s degree candidates, scientists, educators, community leaders, and others together at conservation hotspots in Africa, Asia, and the Americas for firsthand experience with inquiry-driven education, environmental stewardship, and global understanding. GFP candidates join a growing network of leaders who work collaboratively to bring about change in local and global contexts. This program builds on the graduate courses and environmental partnerships of Earth Expeditions and the NSF funded Wild Research.
Because the GFP combines summer field courses worldwide with web learning communities, this Master’s degree can be completed part-time from anywhere in the U.S. or abroad.
Current field sites: Kenya, Namibia, Mongolia, Borneo, Thailand, Belize, Trinidad, the Amazon Rainforest, Baja, and Costa Rica, with future conservation and education partnerships anticipated in the Galápagos Islands, and Australia.
Bachelor’s degree. Enrollment is open to applicants regardless of academic major or profession.
Applicants elect to enroll in either a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree in the Biological Sciences or a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Zoology (see program details). MA and MAT candidates go through the Global Field Program together.
Note: Some courses, for example the field expeditions courses, can be taken outside the degree program (see www.earthexpeditions.org).
Accepted in fall 2009 for enrollment in summer 2010.