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Through the Minnesota Zoo’s Math and Science (ZOOMS) Program, students and teachers discover just what it takes to engineer a modern zoo.  Funded by 3M, ZOOMS provides both teachers and students the opportunity to apply important science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts to real world situations using the Minnesota Zoo as a context. Through topics such as Engineering FOR Animals (exhibit design), Engineering FROM Animals (biomimicry), and Engineering BY Animals (animals as engineers), teachers and students are challenged to consider and tackle the complexities in both the natural world and constructed environments. The ZOOMS program supports teachers with integrating standards-based ZOOMS resources, design challenges, and field trips into their curriculum to better equip students with the STEM skills to engineer and problem solve just like zookeepers, exhibit designers and conservationists at the Minnesota Zoo!  Start seeing the zoo in a whole new way!

STEM at the Zoo: Workshop for Informal Educators - April 24-26, 2017
ZOOMS Teacher Workshops
ZOOMS Design Challenge
ZOOMS Engineering Lab
Zoo Classes
Interactive Video Conferencing
Math Day
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Minnesota Zoo is proud to partner with SciGirls logo!

SciGirls, an award winning PBS KIDS series, website and national outreach initiative, is changing how millions of tween girls think about science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM! In each episode, animated characters Izzie and her best friend Jake find themselves in jams only science can fix. To set things right, Izzie calls on bright, curious real-life SciGirls, who put STEM to work and save the day. Izzie also invites viewers to hang out on the website – pbskids.org/scigirls – a totally safe, social networking environment where girls can play games, connect, create personal profiles and avatars, share projects and watch every episode.

As a partner to SciGirls, the ZOOMS program integrates standards-based activities, hands on inquiry, and exploration in zoo classes, camps, and curriculum activities in order to inspire girls to get excited about STEM. To learn more, visit teacher resources or http://mnzoo.org/education/camps/.

SciGirls is produced for PBS by tpt National Productions and is made possible by the National Science Foundation. Additional support by L’Oreal USA’s For Girls in Science program, Northrup Grumman Foundation, and PPG Industries Foundation. SciGirls ®/© 2014 Twin Cities Public Television, Inc. pbskids.org/scigirls
ZOOMS is sponsored by

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For further questions regarding STEM programming at the Minnesota Zoo, please contact STEM@mnzoo.org.