A Day at the Zoo

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Ms. Erica Echeverri's zoology students spent the day at the zoo on Mar. 10th. Credit: Erica Echeverri

Ms. Erica Echeverri's zoology students spent the day at the zoo on Mar. 10th. Credit: Erica Echeverri

Ms. Erica Echeverri's zoology students spent the day at the zoo on Mar. 10th. Credit: Erica Echeverri

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On Friday, Mar. 10, the Zoology classes of TERRA visited Zoo Miami and got up close and personal with the many animals in their habitats. Zoology teacher Ms. Erica Echeverri has engaged her students in an ongoing conversation about conservation and endangered species; making it her mission to educate her students in an exciting way, first-year teacher Echeverri diligently planned the trip. “It’s important for students to understand the importance of caring for the different species that inhabit our planet and the conservation efforts out there,” Echeverri said.

Seniors had the opportunity to explore the zoo, traveling from region to region in search of the native creatures. Whether they were feeding the giraffes or swimming around with the otters, seniors spent a day to remember at the zoo. “My favorite part of the day was being able to have fun with my friends while being educated on animals at the same time,” senior Stephanie Ocejo said.

Echeverri’s students recently completed a project researching endangered species, their different habitats and the efforts being made to save them. “[After doing this project], I do see them differently because, little do they know,  they’re possibly the last ones to be alive,” senior Gianna Rodriguez said. “It’s sad to see this kind of things happen to animals.”

The day was spent walking around the zoo and encountering a wide range of animals within close range. Students had the opportunity to see the conservation programs Zoo Miami offers such as the Harpy Eagle Project in place. The Harpy Eagle Project is a joint effort with Panama to protect this species and the ecosystem it inhabits. “It’s cool how the zoo makes an effort to protect endangered species through their conservation projects,” senior Andy Ramirez said.

After the day was over, students and chaperones were tired but satisfied with the excursion as they walked around the entire zoo and “it was 110% worth it. It was amazing to see my students so happy and having so much fun and I definitely had a blast as well!” Echeverri said.

Aliyah Basit, Adriana Pizarro, Aron Mesis, Melany Abreu, and Adriana Ramirez

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58 Responses to “A Day at the Zoo”

  1. Alexandra Arintok on March 20th, 2017 7:45 am

    wow!! so fab!! so fun!! such good quality, what an experience!!

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  2. Melany Abreu on March 20th, 2017 9:10 am

    It was such a fun day! Yay!

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  3. Stephanie Ocejo on March 20th, 2017 9:10 am

    It was so fun!!

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  4. Matthew Hernandez on March 20th, 2017 9:31 am

    This looks like it was so much fun, i wish I would’ve went!!

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  5. Alejandro Garcia on March 20th, 2017 9:44 am

    What a fun day!!! Love the zoo!!!

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  6. Kaitlin Lyons on March 20th, 2017 9:53 am

    This field trip helped me gain a more personal perspective on endangered species, it is different to get up close and personal with the animals and actually see the lives at stake.

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  7. Joseph Sanchez on March 20th, 2017 9:55 am

    Great article!!!

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  8. Erica Perez-Lacayo on March 20th, 2017 11:29 am

    I had so much fun at the zoo last week. It was such an amazing experience to be able to encounter all of the wild animals that we learned about in zoology. Although it was a hot day, I couldn’t have been more grateful to have been given the opportunity to go on this field trip. Go Wolves!

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  9. Brent Robles on March 20th, 2017 12:25 pm

    Although I didn’t partake in the field trip, I still go to the zoo every Saturday. I try to take a different path each time and try to learn more about the animals that I find so intriguing.

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  10. Elyse Anaya on March 20th, 2017 12:26 pm

    This field trip was so much fun!!

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  11. Johnathan Regalado on March 20th, 2017 12:26 pm

    It’s depressing to see what humans are doing the planet that we all inhabit.

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  12. Dalianni Ricardo on March 20th, 2017 12:27 pm

    This field trip was so fun! I had a fun day with friends and was also learning new facts and information on animals that I didn’t know about before.

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  13. Dante King on March 20th, 2017 12:29 pm

    Interesting… very interesting

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  14. Alyssa Millet on March 20th, 2017 12:35 pm

    Had a great time at the zoo! Great article!

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  15. Aliyah Basit on March 20th, 2017 12:35 pm

    i love the zoo & this trip was so much fun! shout out to Ms E for making it awesome yet educational at the same time <33333

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  16. Briana Torres on March 20th, 2017 12:48 pm

    OMG the animals look so cute #zoo #loveit #TFTI

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  17. Aron Mesis on March 20th, 2017 1:25 pm

    This trip to the zoo was hands down one of the most fun and memorable school field trips I’ve been on. Being able to explore the animals that inhabit continents around the world was an experience that I enjoyed immensely with some of my closet friends. 🙂

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  18. Sofiah Santamaria on March 20th, 2017 1:46 pm

    Amazing field trip! Learned a lot about the different kinds of animals and how to conserve them and their habitats, Some of us also got to meet a famous wildlife expert, photographer, and idol.

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  19. Christian Moreira on March 20th, 2017 1:54 pm

    The zoo was so fun I had a great time! 😀

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  20. Jose Fortuno on March 20th, 2017 1:58 pm

    I had a great time! I hope that we can do another field trip like this one!!!

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  21. Lauren Baldaccini on March 21st, 2017 8:19 am

    this was such a fun trip I love ms. e ❤

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  22. Adriana Pizarro on March 21st, 2017 8:36 am

    great trip and great article! 🙂

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  23. Mario Barroso on March 21st, 2017 8:43 am

    Looked like a fun experience. Can’t wait to go on a another trip

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  24. Adriana Khan on March 21st, 2017 8:44 am

    Super cute!!

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  25. Sophia Fundora on March 21st, 2017 8:45 am

    Great trip! Nice recap!

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  26. gabriella b on March 21st, 2017 8:51 am

    such a fun trip! love the pics <3

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  27. Meleannie Trigoura on March 21st, 2017 9:01 am

    This article is awesome!

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  28. Ethan Munro on March 21st, 2017 9:05 am

    The zoo is great, sounds like it was fun!

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  29. Danny Caporale on March 21st, 2017 9:08 am

    Sounds like a very informative and fun trip! Wish I would have been able to go.

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  30. Delaney Granados on March 21st, 2017 9:20 am

    Great article! Made me feel like I was at the zoo all over again!

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  31. Zane Viscasillas on March 21st, 2017 9:33 am

    Great article!

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  32. Adriana Ramirez on March 21st, 2017 9:51 am

    Super cute pictures!

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  33. Uma Yanez on March 21st, 2017 10:11 am

    Great article for a great trip!

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  34. Marlee Gray on March 21st, 2017 10:12 am

    A great article on a great trip!

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  35. Nicole Guillen on March 21st, 2017 10:13 am

    Loved this article! Captured our zoo trip perfectly! 🙂

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  36. Patricia Menendez on March 21st, 2017 10:15 am

    Keep up the good work Justin!

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  37. Brandon Vera on March 21st, 2017 10:16 am

    It was a great day to learn about all the animals at the zoo. The field trip helped us all explore and learn about endangered species of different locations and ecosystems. Great overall experience!

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  38. Janmiguel on March 21st, 2017 10:20 am

    Wow! Cool field trip! Looks like a lot of fun not to mention educational!

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  39. Kevin Diaz on March 21st, 2017 10:47 am

    I’m incentized to comment about how great the zoo trip was.

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  40. Daniel Velez on March 21st, 2017 10:49 am

    wow! what an exilerating article! very interesting and seems like fun 🙂

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  41. Gianna Rodriguez on March 21st, 2017 12:08 pm

    AWESOME! LOVE IT!

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  42. Sophia Arintok on March 21st, 2017 12:11 pm

    Loved seeing the animals with my friends

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  43. Sofia Aviles on March 21st, 2017 12:18 pm

    Wish I would’ve gone on the trip!

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  44. Aliana Quiles on March 21st, 2017 12:19 pm

    cute !!

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  45. Daniel Rams on March 21st, 2017 12:26 pm

    You can’t miss this! This is a must for everyone to go, not once but several times in the year, reccomend when is not too hot.

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  46. Cedric Deas on March 21st, 2017 12:28 pm

    It was a great trip filled excitement and learning. What an awesome experience, all the animals in their natural habitat surrounded by lots of trees and shade which all looked very happy and healthy.

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  47. Ezmerelda Castillo on March 21st, 2017 1:42 pm

    Each and every picture shows the beautiful sides of nature. It shows how humans and animals can interact so thoughtfully and co-exist.

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  48. Andy Ramirez on March 21st, 2017 1:43 pm

    It was a great trip to the zoo & the pictures came out nice! Looking forward to the next one !

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  49. NicholasBarjoud on March 21st, 2017 1:44 pm

    I didn’t go but I know the zoo is a lot of fun. I’m gonna go to the zoo right now if I can just so I can have that experience believe it or my name isn’t Ragu.

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  50. Sebastian Espinosa on March 21st, 2017 1:57 pm

    Even though I didn’t go on the trip, I really wished I could’ve. Learning and having fun with friends at the zoo sounds like something everyone should do!

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  51. Carlos Melgar on March 21st, 2017 2:01 pm

    The field trip was great and I’m glad this is here to show that.

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  52. Vilma Portocarrero on March 21st, 2017 4:31 pm

    The zoo was really fun. Great Article! 🙂

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  53. Jonathan Rojo on March 22nd, 2017 7:06 am

    This day at the zoo was very fun and educational. It showed how animal conservation could help a dying population.

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  54. Joshua Basnandan on March 22nd, 2017 12:54 pm

    This is such a great article! This field trip was so fun, we learned so much about animal conservation and how conservation is helping to protect each species.
    Ms. E per.3

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  55. Mathew Brown on March 22nd, 2017 1:01 pm

    This Field Trip was such a great experience! I hadn’t been to the zoo in years, and it was such a great experience being able to see how much it has changed. It was a great learning experience and got to learn more about so many animals and even see some I never had before. Definitely going to the zoo more frequently because of this trip!

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  56. Michael Mouriño on March 22nd, 2017 7:56 pm

    Even though I wasn’t able to go on the trip I heard about the wonderful opportunity it was to learn about more animals and to see how much it has changed since I was a kid. Great article! Highly recommend!

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  57. Marielly Carlin on March 23rd, 2017 7:04 am

    Nice picture! Looks like everyone had fun! 😊

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  58. Mateo Scotti on March 23rd, 2017 8:01 am

    Great trip!! So fun!!

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