Expert Research at the Akron Zoo

Expert Research at the Akron Zoo
Posted on 02/09/2019
Behind the Scenes Research in the Goat ExhibitNIHF-STEM learners are partnering with the Akron Zoo to design enrichment toys for five different animals at the zoo. Students immersed themselves in learning about the behavior and natural environments for the river otters, goats, ducks, tortoise, and snow leopards. After several weeks of animal research using books from the Akron Public Library and doing online research with school databases, students had a number of questions about the animals they had been studying. On February 6th, this group of learners boarded a bus to the zoo to meet the animal experts who provided behind the scenes tours and answers to their questions. The knowledge students gained from this live research inspired them to initiate enrichment toy design sketches which they will jury and select to present in video format to the zoo.
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