Path of Study
Pine Lake Elementary offers a course of study in STEM: Botany & Zoology for students from kindergarten through 5th grade. Conservation Biology is offered as a continuing path of study at Richmond Middle School and continues to high school at BioTECH @ Richmond Heights 9-12 Conservation High School for those who are interested in pursuing STEM: Botany & Zoology.
The living classroom at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden offers students an opportunity for full immersion in learning about the plant kingdom and how it affects and complements the animal kingdom.
As part of the STEM: Botany & Zoology Magnet Program, and in-line with the established path of study, Pine Lake Elementary has attained partnerships with Zoo Miami, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Discovery Education, and the Everglades National Park. Designated classrooms have been set-up at partner sites to facilitate immersive learning. These partnerships offer resources beyond the textbook or internet images, and allow students to conduct unique, high-level, research-based inquiry, resulting in engaging, real-world learning opportunities.