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ERIC Number: ED002149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Jun
Pages: 12
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SAN DIEGO ZOO EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM.
San Diego County Dept. of Education, CA.
A BROCHURE GEARED TO HELP TEACHERS AND STUDENTS IN THE SAN DIEGO AREA TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF THE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES OF THE SAN DIEGO ZOO IS PRESENTED. THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OF THE ZOO EMPLOYS TWO FULL-TIME TEACHERS AND A DRIVER-GUIDE. THE PROGRAM OFFERED IS BRIEFLY DESCRIBED--(1) IN "PRESCHOOL AND FIRST GRADE," INTRODUCTIONS ARE MADE TO SEVERAL SMALL ANIMALS IN EACH SHORT SESSION WHICH TAKES PLACE IN THE CHILDREN'S ZOO. IN "SECOND GRADE," CHILDREN LEARN ABOUT THE ANIMALS FROM AROUND THE WORLD. IN "FOURTH, FIFTH, AND SIXTH GRADES," THE "ZOO LADY" COMES TO SCHOOLS IN HER TRAVELING ZOO-BUS WITH HER SLIDES AND ANIMALS TO LECTURE ON THE ANIMALS OF NORTH, SOUTH, AND CENTRAL AMERICA. IN "JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL," THE ZOO SERVES SCIENCE AND ART TEACHERS AND HAS A WORK EXPLORATORY PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES FOR SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS INTERESTED IN VETERINARY MEDICINE, HUMAN MEDICINE, MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, AND MEDICINE. IN "COLLEGE AND POST-GRADUATE WORK," THE ZOO'S CURATORS LECTURE ORGANIZED COLLEGE GROUPS, AND IN "TEACHING SEMINARS AND ORIENTATION DAY," TWO SEMINARS ARE HELD EACH YEAR FOR TEACHERS. THE ZOO INVITES ALL TEACHERS TO A MORNING OF TOURS AND A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THEIR EDUCATIONAL SERVICES. SPECIAL CLASSES ARE PROVIDED FOR TEACHING HANDICAPPED CHILDREN. SUPPORT FOR THE PROGRAM COMES FROM THE EARNED INCOME OF THE ZOO, APPROPRIATIONS FROM THE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, AND PRIVATE DONATIONS.
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Authoring Institution: San Diego County Dept. of Education, CA.
Identifiers: California (San Diego)