History of The BIG Zoo Lesson

Initiated by Michigan Teacher of the Year 1999-2000 Margaret Holtschlag, The BIG Zoo Lesson is an interdisciplinary, problem-based approach to teaching and learning and an innovative tool for learning conservation and developing sensitivity to the natural world. Teachers bring their students to the zoo for a full week for lessons with docents and zookeepers, daily animal observations, and cooperative research. Following the model of Jane Goodall, children are up close as the primary researchers with a first hand experience of the animal world.


For more information about The BIG Zoo Lesson, contact: Margaret Holtschlag, Director of BIG Lesson Programs, Clinton County RESA, 1013 S. US27, Suite A, St. Johns, MI 48879. Phone: 517-230-8268. Email: biglesson@gmail.com.