In Computers and Science class, we've been doing research and creating different multimedia projects for our Madagascar Tree Boa webpage on Computech's zoo website for this year. We have been working on this project for about 2 months, and we worked hard to find and teach information about my group's animal, the Madagascar Tree Boa. Yesterday was the due date of that project, and it was also the Zoo Day for 7th grade Computech students. On Zoo Day, we went to the Fresno Chaffee Zoo, did assignments at different stations, watched the Bird Show, and found our animal. After doing all of that research, I've finally realized something about our animal, and other zoo animals for that matter.
Without the research, going to the zoo was just to see all of the caged up animals and point and laugh at their actions. But when I saw the Madagascar Tree Boa, I realized that it wasn't just a caged up snake that wouldn't move from its position. Instead, I saw a snake that was from Madagascar; a snake that is on the Least Concern list; a snake that is red when it is born; a snake that is in danger of habitat destruction. That is what I saw. It wasn't just another boring animal at the zoo. I don't think I will ever look at another zoo animal