ScrapesBOOK for 3rd Quarter
This quarter I decided to experience the Brookfield Zoo! During the Christmas season (December 27th, 2014 to be exact), the Brookfield Zoo is filled with lights to surround all of their animal attractions. When my family and I arrived, we went straight to find the monkeys obviously because that is my favorite animal. When we found them we watched them for about 15 minutes then decided it was time to look at some other animals. The worst part about this experience is actually the weather, it was freezing! Because it was freezing a lot of animals weren't out for people to see. I was very surprised to see a seal out of the water though to be honest because I figured it would freeze! Going to the zoo was a fun and amazing thing to do. I love animals and it was really cool to see all of the different kinds of animals with all of my cousins, especially because I haven't been to the zoo in a while.
It may not seem that obvious how the zoo relates to environmental science, but it does in many ways. First of all, the zoo is all about educating people about the different types of animals in the world. By educating people about animals the people can find more ways to save them. Education on living things in the world is exactly what environmental science is, so everything I learned was a form of environmental science. Also, we often debate in class about what the right thing to do is as far as supporting the animals, so it really is great to be educated and understand the needs of these animals so we can one day make a difference.