The Zoology strand offers an exciting opportunity to learn up close and personal at Zoo Miami. Students will study animals – their habits, their traits, and their roles in the environmental. Through observation, study, research, and interaction with various animals, students at Pine Lake Elementary will learn how they can ensure that our world continues to be habitable for all life forms. The hands-on, innovative, project-based educational opportunities at Pine Lake Elementary make learning exciting and motivating, and promote academic success.
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.