Wild Animal Park
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Explanation of Project

The learner was introduced to the concept of endangered species and habitats and conducted classroom, library and internet research into these subjects. The learner was introduced to the animals, plants and habitats of five continents available for viewing by participating in a team field trip to the San Diego Wild Animal Park at San Pasqual. The learner maintained a trip log as a form of field journal and was tasked with creating a word processed essay upon return to school.

The learner was provided with extra credit opportunities based upon the various flora and fauna observed, as well as being required to create a map of the field trip activities. As a mathematical extension activity, the learner created a "wild animal park" balancing the numbers of various fauna based upon their feeding and grazing requirements.

Related Web Pages

Team Field Trip - Wild Animal Park
A formal project description.
Wild Animal Park Field Trip
Links providing information to students on Zoos and Animal Parks, Threatened and Endangered Species and Habitats, National Geographic Resources, Rain Forests, and Miscellanious Animals.
Wild Animal Field Trip - Language Arts
An explanation of the requirements of students during the field trip.
A Walk on the Wild Side Research Table, page 1 and page 2
A table for students to log their information about different animals.
Wild Animal Park Vocabulary Quiz
A quiz over sixteen vocabulary words.

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