It's All Happening at the Zoo

Animals Teaching STEM
Posted on 06/12/2018
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More than 2,700 Akron Public Schools fifthgraders took part in an Akron Zoo program designed to teach them about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

For the first part of the program, which took place last fall, the zoo brought its ZooMobile to visit elementary schools to teach students about endangered species. Then in the spring, the students visited the Akron Zoo and to learn about animals and their diets and participated in a scavenger hunt.

After each program, teachers evaluated what students learned, with a focus on why species are becoming endangered.

It's the second year for the partnership, which is sponsored by Signet Jewelers. The program will continue next year, with a stronger focus on endangered species and ways students can help.

The Akron Zoo is open 361 days a year. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit

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