Learning About Wildlife Conservation in STEM Class

This fall in Suzanne Beard's 4th Grade STEM class, student cohorts collaboratively constructed animal enclosures for a model zoo and wildlife conservation center. To prepare, they each selected an animal to learn more about, including the features of the animals' natural habitat, appreciating the needs of each animal and the kind of animal husbandry required to successfully exhibit these species. Concurrently, our students spent time learning about the controversy and complexities that surround exhibiting wildlife and captive breeding programs. 

The students created an exhibition, so the rest of the school could view their constructions. Very impressive! 





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