Mill Creek Science Zoo Field Trip
Jill Jastren/Marianne Mutschler/Liz Melvin/Beth Smith
Detroit Zoo admission for all seventh and eighth grade students to explore ecosystems and their interconnected network of living and nonliving components along with exploring animal adaptations and human impacts on these ecosystems.
If this grant is approved, EFD would be providing all seventh and eighth grade students hands-on, real world application of the science concepts taught in class, making the curriculum come alive. Seventh grade students would be able to explore ecosystems and their interconnected network of living and nonliving components. They can look at the different habitats throughout the zoo to get a wider understanding of the world’s different habitats. They would also get a glimpse of the concepts covered in the eighth grade curriculum.
Eighth grade students would explore animal adaptations throughout a variety of ecosystems. Students in both grades will identify and make connections to the human impacts on various ecosystems and habitats.
The opportunities this enriching field trip could provide to our seventh and eighth grade students is deepening engagement of the curriculum and enhancing their critical thinking skills. This trip would also give students real world experiences and cultural growth.