For our element #2, we focused on the ethics of zoo enclosures, focusing specifically on lions. We asked our class to draw what they thought a lion enclosure would need. In groups of 2 or 3, we gave everyone 10 minutes to design the best lion enclosure. After, we set up a point system that gave points for every item/feature that they had in their design. The group with the most points won!
...and here is the winning team's drawing!!
Congrats Dave and Janine!
It includes a large outdoor exhibit, a raised area, a water hole, a feeding area, a play area, rocks, trees, an indoor area with separate/enclosed areas for each lion, pathways connecting the inner and outer enclosures, multiple barriers keeping vistors safe, educational signs (the only group to get this!) and donation boxes , AND an automatic door that releases the lions in case of an apocalypse.
The winners got to keep this little guy that we got at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo!!
The following drawings were close candidates!