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Japanese students participated in the Japanese Day at the Minnesota Zoo on December 5, 2017.  25 presenters of Japanese CIS, 4 and 5 classes showed five animals at the assigned stations.  This year, we were assigned  Amur tiger, Moose, Sea turtles, Garden eels, and Sea star.  Students discovered fascinating facts about these and other Zoo animals, all in Japanese. Students can visit about 40 animal stations throughout the Zoo. Upper level language students use music, costumes, and props to interpret the animal exhibits. Students each received a "passport" which gets stamped after listening to the presenter at each station. All days are geared toward language students.  

 

Suggested Internet website for more advanced research

Animal Information:  Please visit MN Zoo website,  http://www.mnzoo.org/animals/animals_athtehZoo.asp to get started on your research but feel free to extend your research to other animal science websites.

 

Minnesota Zoo website

   Learn all about the animals at the Minnesota Zoo!     http://www.mnzoo.org/animals/animals_athtehZoo.asp

 

Association of Zoos and Aquariums

   Links to individual zoos and aquariums websites    http://www.aza.org

 

General

   Free online encyclopedia   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

   Information to variety of animals   http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/

   Information on a variety of animals   http://www.seaworld.org/animal-info/index.htm

   Animal information from the Wildlife Conservation Society   http://wcs.org

   Information on variety of animals   http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/index.html

 

General-kid friendly information

   http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Home.html

   http://discoverychannel.ca/animals/animals_hub/

 

Tropical Rainforests

   Information on climate, plants, and animals   http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/rainforest.htm

   Links to Rainforest information   http://www.rain-tree.com/links.htm

   Information on world’s hotspots   http://www.biodiversityhotspots.org/xp/Hotspots/

 

Marine Resources

   Monk Seal information    http://www.marinemammalcenter.org 

   Links to a variety of marine internet sites    http://life.bio.sunysb.edu/marinebio/mblinks.html 

   Clearinghouse for marine resources    http://www.vims.edu/bridge/

 

 

Bird Information   

   http://www.raptor.cvm.umn.edu/raptor/info/home.html

   http://theaviary.com/

 

Bat Information

   Bat Conservation International   http://www.batcon.org

 

Wolf Information

   International Wolf Center   http://wolf.org

 

Minnesota Animal Information

   http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/animals/index.html