Teachers had access to pre- and post-conference instructional activities on the IU 5 Moodle ("Zoo" + "Moodle" = "Zoodle"), and students enjoyed learning and singing about the four layers of the Rainforest (forest floor, understory, canopy, and emergent layers.) The Zoo also mailed five clue bags prior to the videoconference, and students used the items in the bags to guess which animals they described.
On the day of the event, Amy and Heather from the Zoo introduced the first graders to three animals currently living in Erie: Sam the tenrec, Mooshoo the prehensile tailed skink, and Jasper the dancing macaw. The students asked great questions and learned a lot about the Rainforest and its residents during this Web-based interactive activity!
|Sam the tenrec|
|Mooshoo, the prehensile-tailed skink|
|Jasper, the blue and gold macaw|
|Amy and Heather from the Erie Zoo|