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Zoo Trip

First Grade Field Trip to the Central Park Zoo

  |   Aaron School, Elementary School, Lower School, Special Programs

This month the Olive Room students have been learning about the different animal groups; mammals, birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, and insects. They examined each group and compared and contrasted their similarities and differences using a Thinking Map Tree Map. To enhance their knowledge of animals, the Olive Room took a field trip to the Central Park Zoo.


Upon arrival at the zoo, students were greeted by friendly staff with smiling faces. The group was handed maps of the zoo, which the students loved to use as they explored and walked around. The Central Park Zoo is home to many animals such as sea lions, bears, monkeys, red pandas, birds and other endangered species, all which the students loved to see.


The Olive Room walked through the Artic Zone to visit the penguins and puffins. They then traveled to the Tropic Zone, which was very warm and humid! Students spotted many different kinds of birds, as well as reptiles such as snakes, and amphibians such as frogs and salamanders. They then walked to the bear’s exhibit, where a guide told all about their two rescued bears, Veronica and Betty.


For the last part of the trip, the class was able to go to Tisch Children’s Zoo, which is home to pigs, sheep, and goats. Students were given the opportunity to pet and feed the animals, which they loved! To conclude the trip, the group had a lovely lunch in Central Park on the grass. The Olive Room had a great experience and enriched their learning at the Central Park Zoo!