Collaborative Inquiry Project

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's Collaborative Inquiry Project allows students to explore various areas of the Zoo — focusing on observation and genetics in a Zoo environment. The Zoo will provide scientific tools that you and your students can use while exploring the grounds. This inquiry-driven, self-guided program will help your students build their observational skills while learning about the importance of basic genetics concepts in a Zoo environment.

Teacher Workshops are available for specific programs. Dates will be updated as more workshops become available.

Classroom inquiry kits containing lesson plans and hands-on materials for use in your classroom are available for check-out to you two weeks prior to your scheduled field trip. Kits must be reserved ahead of time by calling 216-635-3391. Click to see materials list.

If you have already visited the Zoo and completed the program, you can compare your results to our Collected Elephant Observation Data (xls file)