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Engineer for Bison and Prairie Dogs at the Minnesota Zoo!

Engineer for Bison and Prairie Dogs at the Minnesota Zoo!

  • September 6, 2023
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Type : Challenge / Competition
Number of Students : Teams of 2-4 students
Due Date : 11-17-23
Link : https://mnzoo.org/zooms-stem-challenge/
Location : MInnesota Zoo 13000 Zoo Blvd Apple Valley, MN 55124

FREE: Grades 3-12

 

The ZOOMS STEM Design Challenge presented by Flint Hillsoffers students a chance to use the engineering design process to develop asolution to a ‘real’ problem faced by zookeepers and staff at the MinnesotaZoo. From designing an animal enrichment to renovating a zoo exhibit, theproblem will challenge students to use STEM skills to solve the problem andpresent a solution. Selected teams will be invited to showcase their solutionsat the ZOOMS Exhibition either virtually or in person at the Minnesota Zoo inMarch 2024. Teachers will receiveaccess to free design challenge-supporting curriculum resources for both in-personand distance learning, and ongoing implementation support throughout the schoolyear from Zoo education staff.

 

This Year’s Design Challenge Animal: Bison and Black-Tailed Prairie Dogs!

 

·        Develop an innovative group-based enrichment for the MinnesotaZoo’s Bison and/or Black-Tailed Prairie Dogs.

 

·        ExhibitDesign Challenge: Redesign the existing bisonand prairie dog exhibits to meet animal, zookeeper, and visitor needs followingthe completion of the new Treetop Trail.

 

Visit www.mnzoo.org/stem toregister your class to participate! 



ZOOMS STEM Design Challenge Teacher Training
Teachersalso have access to sign up for a free ZOOMS Design Challenge supportingtraining.  Participants will learn aboutthe Zoo design challenges and animals their students will be designing for directlyfrom Zookeepers and Zoo experts!

 

In-personor Virtual Training Options!

 

In-Person Training at the Minnesota Zoo

Thursday September 28, 2023 9 am – 3 pm

                               

 

Virtual Training on theZoom Platform

Saturday September 30, 2023 9 am – 12 pm

 

For more information and to sign up your studentsto participate or to register for a training, visit, https://mnzoo.org/zooms-stem-challenge/

 


Engineer for Bison and Prairie Dogs at the Minnesota Zoo!

  • September 6, 2023
  • Post Category: Offer
  • Views: 821
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