May 10, 2011. Lisa Passudetti’s grade 8 Life Science
Leaping Lemurs! Conservation on the Edge
Grades 6-8, Approx. 50 minutes
Take your students to the heart of Madagascar. Visit diverse habitats and explore the relationships between lemurs and their environments. Live cameras will transport your class to the Bronx Zoo’s new Madagascar! exhibit, where students will observe lemurs, fossas, and a ring-tailed mongoose, and make decisions on how to best protect them and their native habitats.
Madagascar, Conserving Biodiversity
Grades 9-12, Approx. 50 minutes
How do scientists protect the future of a species? Students will answer this question as they explore the diverse world of lemurs at the Bronx Zoo’s new Madagascar! exhibit. Live cameras will transport your class to our lemur exhibits, where students will explore the world of biodiversity. Through observation and classroom activities, students will learn what it takes to ensure a future for lemurs. This program has a strong focus on the role of genetics and geography in wildlife conservation, and includes visiting our fossa and ring-tailed mongoose exhibits.
Many thanks to Ami Dobelle, Distance Learning Coordinator for The Bronx Zoo
Montebello grade 3 students visited us for ‘Moves and Meals’ presented by Erica Sopha at The Bronx Zoo.
Description: There seems to be no end to the ways in which animals move. Some slither, swim, hop, fly, run, crawl, and swing. In this lesson students explore the many different ways animals move about in order to find their food and to avoid becoming someone else’s food!
Two Montebello Elementary Kindergarten groups visited the Middle School today for a virtual visit to the Bronx Zoo. The lesson tied sizes and shapes to animal types. Bronx Zoo educator, Erica Sopha explained the concepts clearly and introduced the animals in a very friendly manner. We loved Marcio the Armadillo!
Program Description: “Why do giraffes have such long necks? Students consider this and other questions about how an animal’s size and shape are related to its way of life. By observing a variety of animals, students discover some fundamental concepts about how size and shape help an animal survive. Students also draw conclusions about where an animal lives and what it eats.” http://www.bronxzoo.com/educators/distance-learning.aspx
We also met Joey the Madagascar Hissing Cockroach. We learned that he hisses to scare away predators and that the male cockroaches have horns.