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Welcome to the Arlington Zoo

animal relocation project.


Now it's time to get started!  First, meet with your research group meet the animals and learn about how Zoos across the USA got started. 
 
 

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Meet the Animals

   
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  Zoo History

As a group, decide who will perform each job.  Are you the Zoologist, Habitat Specialist, Budget Keeper or Architect?  Now follow the steps below to complete your mission.

 

 

STEP #1 - RESEARCH

 

Each of you must research all the animals to collect information, according to your job description.  First, go to your role.  Second, print a Research Helper sheet for your role only.  Third, follow the instructions on YOUR job page to complete your research, following the links provided by your role.

 

 

STEP #2 - DISCUSS YOUR FINDINGS

 

After you and your research team members have collected your information, it’s time to meet as a group.  Each of you should take a few minutes to explain what your tasks were and what you learned.

 

STEP #3 – MAKE YOUR ZOO

 

Using the layout your Architect designed create your zoo to scale.  Each person should help with this part of your turn in project.  You will draw paths and fill in and label all of the sections of the zoo and label each animals habitat.  Make sure to leave room for your zoo attractions (zoo store, children's ride, feeding station, etc.)

 

STEP #4 – ANIMAL SHOWCASE

 

If you were to take a picture of the animal in it’s habitat what would be in the picture?  Each of you will pick two animals and show them in their habitat using the guidelines that the habitat specialist designed in their research.

 

STEP #5 – ZOOKEEPER CHECKLIST

 

Since Arlington will have to hire Zookeepers to take care of all of the animals they will need instructions for each animal.  Each of you will pick two animals and make a checklist for the Zookeepers to follow everyday making sure that all of the needs identified by the zoologist are on your checklist.

 

STEP #6 – BUDGET CHART & FUNDRAISING

 

Make a chart or a graph that compares the costs of the different animals.  Use the adoption fees associated with each animal as a basis for which animal cost the most to feed.  Find a creative way to present your admission costs, we will compare the admission costs of the different zoos of the class.

 

Using the ideas and research of the budget keeper, present the creative ways your zoo will raise money, make sure your group and the architect leaves room for your attraction(s) in the zoo plan.  Be prepared to share one Event in your final presentation.

 

STEP #7 – PRESENTATION TIME!

 

Now that you’ve designed your zoo it’s time to share your zoo with the Zoological Society (the whole class).  You will share your research and design with the class and why you designed it like you did.  Each group will have

five to ten minutes to give their presentation.  Please make sure you bring

all materials you might need on the day of the presentations. 

 

After all your presentation have been given the Zoological society will vote on the best Zoo design and the group who did the research for the design will win a prize.

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Click on your Role below to begin:

 

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Tasks

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Evaluation

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Conclusion

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Teacher's Page

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Zoo History
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Animals
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Zoologist
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Habitat Specialist

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Budget Keeper
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Architect





Copyright November 2006

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