The weather was beautiful for Cane Run’s second day of School at the Zoo. In class, Mrs. Coleman White’s group explored how plants produce their own food using the sun’s energy and discussed different types of consumers (herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores). They were visited by two animal ambassadors: the Argentine black and white tegu and the eastern indigo snake. Mrs. Moore’s group identified the living and nonliving components of an ecosystem and compared different ecosystems to their own temperate forest home. They were visited today by a bearded dragon and eastern box turtle.
Both groups continued their research as junior entomologists by learning to correctly identify parts of the ants’ anatomy. They also spent more time observing carpenter ants in containers within the classroom.
Both groups had the opportunity to visit our Lorikeet Landing aviary. Everyone had a great time.