John Ball Zoo

NEW STEM Classes

The Zoo is offering two new STEM classes geared towards addressing the engineering standards in the Michigan Science Standards. 

Penguineering

Designed for grades 2-4. Habitats come alive as students are immersed into the life of a penguin. Hands on activities bring to light what Magellanic penguins need in their habitat and how animals play an important role. Students pretend to be a penguin while they create a nesting habitat which is then put to the test against some environmental constraints. Penguineering is for classroom sized groups of no more than 30 students. Price is $30 per class and is currently offered at the Zoo only. 

Exhibit Design 

Designed for 5th-12th grade. Building exhibits at the zoo is no small task. This class is structured around how an animal's needs and adaptations help guide the materials used and engineering skills are put to the test as groups design and create 3D models of a new exhibit. This class can be modified for a variety of age groups and aligns perfectly with the engineering design standards. The exhibit design class is for classroom sized groups of no more than 30 students and is ideal for 20-25 students. Price is $60 per class and is currently offered at the Zoo only. 

Registration 
Please fill out the appropriate registration form below and return to the zoo. You will then be notified via phone or email to process your registration. 

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