More Junior Zoologists Graduate from Zoo School
Seventy more Junior Zoologists have graduated from BASIC Zoo School. We are so proud of our students, grades K-5th, who attended a 12-week series of Zoo School BASIC classes during Fall semester 2009. Classes were offered in Aubrey, Flower Mound and Frisco and the students met once a week to study all the major phyla of animals: arthropods, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Each week the students learned the common characteristics of each phyla, the body parts, survival adaptations and strategies, life cycles and fun facts — they even got to have a hands-on encounter with live animals each week! The students concluded the semester by becoming the teachers. Each student did an independent research project about their favorite animal and presented all they learned to their fellow students — and what great teachers they were! Students taught the other students all about everything from polar bears, to cave salamanders, to feral hogs, to hummingbirds. Amazing…once they turn 18 years old, they’re hired! Many of these students have moved on to ADVANCED Zoo School for Spring Semester. Congratulations to all our students for their hard efforts. They make our work a true pleasure.