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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Our time at the Zoo has started. Here's the plan for our four days.

 

 

Day 1:  Purpose of Zoos talk with a focus on SSP’s and where Zoo animals come from provided by Jacquie .  The rest of the day can be used towards focusing on any theme/ activity that you feel appropriate. Bush Camp site would be provided as a home base free of charge
Day 2 Guided two hour tour including a visit to the wildlife Health Centre Viewing Gallery.  The rest of the day can be used towards focusing on any theme/ activity that you feel appropriate. Bush Camp site would be provided as a home base free of charge
Day 3:  Presentation provided by exhibit design project manager . The rest of the day can be used towards focusing on any theme/ activity that you feel appropriate. You could also attend one of our public Meet the Keeper talks (free with admission).  Bush Camp site would be provided as a home base free of charge (Cost: Half price student admission 
Day 4:  Attend any of our public Meet the Keeper talks (free with admission).  The rest of the day can be used towards focusing on any theme/ activity that you feel appropriate. Bush Camp site would be provided as a home base free of charge
 
Pictures to follow.
 
For now, we have the final artifact and the padlets for Day 1zoo final artifact.pdfzoo final artifact.pdf
 
 
 
 
Padlet Day 2
 
 
Learing log day 2. The expectation is to include 2 WOW moments from the morning and 2 WOW moments from the afternoon. Each should include analysis.
 
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WOW #1
 
I was very interested in the morning when Allen talked about how zoos of the future are considering "Augmented reality."  This was the first time I heard the term and I understood that it means we could do things like have a closer up view of tigers and essentially making our experience of things that much more believable.
 
My thoughts on this are that technology will change so much of how we experience life that for sure, the zoo of the future should do this. I still don't completely get the augmented reality so I did a search and found a link online that explained it visually to  me.  https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=augmented+reality&view=detail&mid=43EB05388F4770D3BA6C43EB05388F4770D3BA6C&FORM=VIRE   Looks neat but I still am more interested in virtual reality which seems like an even closer attempt to get you to experience something. As you know, I'm all about the experiential learning.
 
WOW#2
 
In the afternoon, I saw an animal I have never seen before in all my years of visiting the zoo - The Golden Lion Tamarin.  It was so bright and colourful. The animal also seemed very active in the enclosure.
 
It made me think that when we see animals that are leaping around and seemingly enjoying this, we don't think so much about zoos being a problem. There were plenty of animal enrichment pieces in the enclosure as well which likely also helped. So there's another thought - the more an animal has to keep them occupied, the happier they are. Interesting because Chloe the dog enjoys sticks and toys but only if someone plays with her. I guess every animal is different.
 
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Day #3
Great presentation on exhibit design and we've started working toward our final artifact.
 
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Here's padlet day 3
 
 
 

Our Four days at the Zoo have come to a close. Now it's time for the final artifact to continue in process.

 

Two padlets below

 

Math padlet attempt #2.  Think before you post and make sure your problem makes sense

 

https://padlet.com/StSylvester/beyondtheclassmathattempt2

 

Second padlet asks you to reflect on your day today at the zoo

 

 https://padlet.com/StSylvester/dayfourreflections 

 

Our final  artifact  continues to involved. Two planning documents  below.

 

zoo final artifact revised.pdfzoo final artifact revised.pdf

zoo artifact  organization.pdfzoo artifact organization.pdf

 

Some  samples of student work below.

 

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