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AP Biology takes the classroom behind the scenes at Lowry Park Zoo


The 13 Jesuit High School juniors and seniors in AP Biology got a first-hand look at the subjects they study during a day-long tour of Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo on March 18.  

Jesuit AP Bio teacher Amy Martin, who works with the educational programs at the zoo in the summer, took her classroom behind the scenes for a study in conservation and classification of organisms.

Among the dozens of areas the Jesuit contingent observed was the manatee hospital, which is part of the Manatee and Aquatic Center. It is the only non-profit hospital in the world specifically dedicated to manatee rehabilitation, and over the past 25 years it has cared for about 300 manatees.

Nearly 400 species of animals inhabit the zoo’s 56 acres, including giant Aldabra and Galapagos tortoises, tigers, elephants, giraffes, rhinos, hippos, orangutans, chimpanzees, cheetahs, and penguins.

The Jesuit students who participated in the zoo field trip are Jamison Bene ’16, A.C. Cartaya ’15, Jasper Creman ’16, Brendan Gregos ’15, John Hentschel ’16, Walker Hills ’15, Michael Lee ’16, Stephano Mastro ’15, Kevin Root ’16, Jeffrey Turn ’16, James Ward ’16, Will Ward ’16, and Uriel Zabala ’16.

Please see the photo slideshow below of the AP Biology trip to Lowry Park Zoo on March 18, or click here.


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