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Design Your Dream Zoo FLEX | (Zoology)

In this Flex class, students will let their imaginations go wild as they design their dream zoo, aquarium, or wildlife sanctuary. To create their zoo, students will consider exhibit design, animal care, visitor experiences, and more!
Allie Wilson, MAT
279 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 11 learners
Class
No live meetings
Over 6 weeks
8-12
year olds
1-9
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Aug 22

Aug 22 - Oct 3 (6 weeks)
Flexible Time
1 learner enrolled
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Mon Aug 29

Aug 29 - Oct 10 (6 weeks)
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Mon Sep 5

Sep 5 - Oct 17 (6 weeks)
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Mon Sep 12

Sep 12 - Oct 24 (6 weeks)
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Mon Sep 19

Sep 19 - Oct 31 (6 weeks)
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Mon Sep 26

Sep 26 - Nov 7 (6 weeks)
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Description

Class Experience

Students will practice creativity, problem-solving skills, and innovative thinking by creating a zoo. Students will practice giving attention to details that make a zoo successful. Students will also grow in their understanding of practical zoology and will likely grow in their love of animals and the natural world!
I am a teacher with experience with both middle school and high school students, teaching zoology, biology, and environmental science. Before teaching, I worked for a primate sanctuary, a major aquarium, and three science/nature museums, all working directly with animals from sloths to jellyfish to poisonous frogs.
The time that students spend on this class will vary widely depending on your student. A student likely could complete the week's tasks in an hour or two, but would absolutely have the freedom to spend several hours a week on it if they would like. Students are always welcome to simplify or expand the project as needed.
Learners may complete the class digitally or may use art supplies. Students completing the project digitally could use Google docs, slides, or other modeling software. Students making a physical project may want to use paper, poster board, markers, paint, colored pencils, etc.
I will give thorough and frequent feedback to students. Formal grades or written comments available upon request. 
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
I am a firm advocate for well-run zoos and aquariums (which I consider to mean certified by the Association for Zoos and Aquariums in the US and similar groups elsewhere). That said, I encourage students to think about the implications of animal captivity for themselves. Students should feel comfortable if they disagree with me on the merits of zoos and are welcome to pursue a model of a wildlife refuge or sanctuary. Regardless of model, all students will need to thoroughly consider animal welfare (i.e. we aren't going to put a tiger and some rabbits and some penguins all in a 10x10 exhibit).

Teacher

Allie Wilson, MAT
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Pink-haired science teacher. Former critter wrangler. Love teaching kids that #WeirdAnimalsMatter.
279 total reviews
269 completed classes

About Me

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🦎ABOUT ME🦑
Hi! I'm Allie. I'm a science teacher from Arkansas and I LOVE animals, zoology, and biology. I teach at Outschool because,... 
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