KI_zooKittrell Job Corps Center’s high school classes participated in a live group collaboration with the International Conservation Department of the North Carolina Zoo.

Although the zoo is located in Asheboro, NC, this technology-based learning opportunity was provided via a live stream interactive webcast.

The topic of the discussion was Living with Nature. It covered topics such as the purpose and benefits of vultures in our environment as garbage cleaners to prevent disease and the care of the zoo’s amphibians such as frogs and salamanders, which require annual health visits in addition to monitoring and tracking. Care and prevention of other animal habitats such as the elephant’s house was also discussed.

Students got a chance to ask and answer questions via live chat with zoo staff. They completed an informative assessment that accompanied the lesson.

This is the second of three interactive lessons that Kittrell has partnered with the zoo to provide students with technology-based lessons for their science courses.