Topic: Curriculum and Instruction
Instructor: Joshua York
Method: Face to Face (WRK)
Sponsor: AU Columbus Center
Center Offered: CPD

Course Description:

Inquiry Adventures is a Five Rivers MetroParks program designed to give teachers the necessary training to feel comfortable coaching their class through student-driven outdoor inquiry.  Teachers learn the value of nature-based education, how to work with students in the natural world, and the power of inquiry using the QUEST model, developed by Project Dragonfly at Miami University.  Once trained, teachers within Montgomery County can then check out Inquiry kits full of discovery tools to aid students in their studies.  Teachers are asked to participate in simple before and after surveys with their students, in order to measure success of the program for Five Rivers MetroParks.  This class meets one day with additional outside work to earn 1 semester hour of college credit.  The next session is 1/28/18 and the last offering will be on 3/3/18.  

Teachers will also receive training in Project WILD and Project WILD AQUATIC are great ways to incorporate guided inquiry, enhancing the open inquiry style exhibited by Inquiry Adventures.


Contact Five Rivers MetroParks for more information at 937-275-7275

Cost: $200
Timespan of Course:
June 29, 2017 to March 3, 2018
Contact E-mail:

Meeting Times

  • Day and Time of Meeting: 
    Sunday, January 28, 2018 -
    8:00am to 5:00pm
    Location of Meeting: 
    MetroParks 6733 Springboro Pike, Dayton,Oh 54449
    Location of Meeting: 
    Five Rivers MetroParks Cox Arboretum
  • Day and Time of Meeting: 
    Saturday, March 3, 2018 -
    8:00am to 5:00pm
    Location of Meeting: 
    Metro Parks 6733 Springboro Pike, Dayton, OH 54449
    Location of Meeting: 
    Five Rivers Metro Parks Cox Arboretum

Prior to attending, please call 937-275-7275 to re -register for this offiering.  

Instructor will have registration materials to register for Ashland Credit.

Course Number: EDU*6160*H13
Academic Term: 18/GW
Academic Level: GW
Semester Hours: 1.00
Subject: EDU