Promoting Professional Development and Best Practice in EE
ZOOMS Institute: Engineering for Animals
Date and Time:
Monday, August 7, 2017, 9:00am to Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 3:00pm
Thursday, July 27, 2017, 12:00pm
What does STEM look like at the zoo? Join us this summer for the ZooMS Teacher Institute on August 15-17. Explore the zoo with unique behind-the-scenes tours and learn from the experts in many different fields – from animal care and enrichment, to exhibit design and life support management. In addition to considering the various engineering challenges and solutions present in the zoo setting, participants will examine the ways that animals engineer their own environments as well as ways that humans take design inspiration and cues from the natural world. This is a fast-paced, hands-on, rich zoo experience. Come away with greater comfort with STEM and new ideas about how to easily engage your students in STEM using the zoo as a context for learning.