On November 4th, Bishop McNamara High School, students in Zoology classes enjoyed a field trip to the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland with their Zoology teacher, Ms. Ray. This was the first of their two Museum/Zoo/Aquarium (MZA) Projects for this course.
The students explored each of ten exhibits, with each student assigned an exhibit which they had researched prior to the trip. While at the Aquarium, students took pictures, gathered information, and then completed an exhibit analysis upon returning to school. This trip and accompanying assignment demonstrated their knowledge of classification, ecology, and evolution, all information they had learned in Zoology class. The students were directed to create a presentation that supports their analysis of the exhibit and covers many themes.
The second MZA exhibit analysis project will be completed on their own at a museum, zoo, or aquarium of their choice before the end of the semester.
Special thanks goes out to Mrs. Greer (faculty) and Mrs. Tetschner (parent) for attending as additional chaperones.
Here is a slideshow of some of the highlights of the trip. Enjoy!