Location: Baltimore City Elementary Schools
Dates: June 2016
In Spring 2016, undergraduates in Lori Finkelstein’s Zoos and Communities worked in partnership with elementary school students enrolled in the STEM Achievement in Baltimore Elementary Schools (SABES) program to create a summer activity booklet for conservation education.
Zoos and Communities examines zoos and living collections from historical and contemporary perspectives, taking into account the potentially conflicting role of zoos as conservation organizations, educational institutions, and entertainment venues serving different communities. A central focus of the course is a museological project in partnership with elementary school students enrolled in the STEM Achievement in Baltimore Elementary Schools (SABES) program. SABES is a collaborative endeavor between Baltimore City Public Schools and JHU designed to improve educational outcomes in STEM disciplines at several Baltimore City elementary schools.
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