Learning from a distance

CAM01414For the past three weeks, the Seneca Park Zoo, B.O.C.E.S. I, and Rochester City School #23 have partnered to pilot a distance learning program about zoo careers. The first week, five Zoo staff spoke during a live broadcast, telling the students a little about their jobs. Based on that experience, the students have been traveling to the Zoo to shadow the staff person of their choice for the past two weeks.

Four of these students have been shadowing our Communications Director, Pam Cowan, and learning about how we promote our events at the Zoo. Last week, this included taking photos to promote our elephant birthday party on Facebook. The students did a great job snapping photos and thinking about how to caption each photo.

This week, they created a radio commercial to promote the event as well. They did a great job putting together a script and recording. Listen to it below:

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– Emily Coon-Frisch, Manager of Program Development