Wildlife Science Center
The WSC/ALC collaboration provides varied projects and inquiry-based methods giving students the opportunity to develop a greater sense of the world by engaging in challenging, real-world science activities. Students take responsibility for creating their own projects, collecting data from our animals, and using their findings to try to solve real-world issues. Students get the opportunity to participate in nontraditional programming may in turn encourage them to study science further.
is nominating this project because:
“High quality teaching…focuses on the skills of observation, information gathering, sorting, classifying, predicting, and testing…It uses “hands-on” approaches to learning, in which students participate in activities, exercises, and real-life situations to both learn and apply lesson content.” (Before it’s Too Late)
“My original goal was to give students a chance to observe and study wolves first hand…what came out of the experience was something more profound... attendance improved…and they did things they never thought they could do. Whether it was quartering a deer…or setting aside their fears and prejudices and working with students of different ethnic backgrounds.” Scott Miller-North Branch ALC teacher