Educational Field Trips for 12th Graders
Last week, Clemente seniors took an educational excursion to the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Field Museum, and the Shedd Aquarium. At the zoo, students learned about building science literacy. Students were provided with the opportunity to participate in inquiry-based explorations to help them identify the scientific process and build their own research skills. Students were encouraged to explore the complex ecosystem at a recently restored wetland area, Nature Boardwalk while visiting the zoo. During the visit at the Field Museum, Clemente students participated in a scavenger hunt to find information about Cambrian sea animals and the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, and participated in the Bio-mechanics exhibit. Culinary Arts students went to the Shedd Aquarium and learned about the Right Bite program that works with restaurants and grocery stores to educate seafood lovers on the importance of choosing seafood that was caught or farmed using environmentally-friendly practices. This month, Right Bite was highlighting the recipe for Lake Whitefish. As an added bonus, students were treated to the dolphin show!