Students learn about local carnivores thanks to partnership with zoo
SAMI students in Pt. Defiance Park

On a rare sunny November morning, Zach Hawn of Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium's Education Team helped lead Troy Hashagen's Mentor Group in a service-learning activity.

Mentees hiked out into Pt. Defiance park and placed motion-activated cameras to help document what carnivores are visiting the park. The students got a chance to discuss how animals and humans are interacting, and what citizen science can look like.

SAMI continues to build community partnerships to make learning more authentic and powerful.

SAMI students in Pt. Defiance Park
SAMI students in Pt. Defiance Park
SAMI students in Pt. Defiance Park