Instructor’s Name: Julia Bauer
Students will study the aspects of Life Sciences including animal behaviors, habitats, and needs while also considering the ramifications of captive animals. This study also involves the mathematics of Ratios and Proportions and Geometry while designing the enclosure for an animal that could be kept in a captive environment.
Theme: A Sense of Belonging
Geared toward ages: 12-13
Kick off: Puzzle
Seminar Title: We Bought a Zoo: The real story behind the movie
Discussion Topics: Should wild animals be kept in captivity?
Group Initiative: Floor Design
Project: Choice project of model enclosure
Outside Opportunity: Day trip to the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Author’s note: Consider how a sense of belonging varies from person to person as well as species to species.