In partnership with the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary, teachers and engineers came together for a training day on the Folsom Zoo Engineering Project Friday, October 14, 2016.
Together participants took a guided engineering tour through the zoo sanctuary where they met with zoo personal, learned about the needs of the animals, and received information about the various levels involved in the zoo engineering project. Teachers who participated in the pilot project last year described their experiences as well as the experiences of their students. CRANE Engineering Coordinator John Agostinelli emphasized there were no failures in these project. "Every step of the way students are learning about real-life problems and developing real-life solutions."
This year the students will be working with engineers from the Professional Engineers in California Government who will be matched to the classroom projects and collaborate on possible real-world solutions with the students.
For a glimpse of the project, follow the link to: http://www.abc10.com/news/local/folsom-orangevale/students-helping-care-for-folsom-zoo-animals-/336284409