Croft MS Zoo
Media Advisory, 11.29.18
Virtual Zoo at Croft Middle Design Center Expands
15-year Partnership with Nashville Zoo
Virtual learning initiative will expand zoo keeping and zoology programs for students
Croft Middle Design Center will introduce a virtual learning initiative that expands its 15-year partnership with Nashville Zoo and introduces educational partnerships with T-Mobile, Vanderbilt University’s Department of Teaching and Learning and the Center for Science Outreach, Dell Computers and Discovery Education.
As a Phase I STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) middle school, Croft will integrate STEAM curriculum into its zoology emphasis by incorporating technology as a way to provide access for more students to participate in the study and research of animals.
Dr. Shawn Joseph, Director of Schools; Will Pinkston, District 7 Board of Education; Dr. Jeremy Lewis, Principal, Croft Middle Design Center; Matthew Beagle, Digital Inclusion Specialist,T-Mobile; Chad Fier, Education Director, Nashville Zoo; and Jennifer Ufnar, Director, Scientist in the Classroom, Vanderbilt University’s Department of Teaching and Learning and the Center for Science Outreach.
November 29, 2017, 10 a.m.
Croft Middle Design Center
482 Elysian Fields Road, Nashville, TN 37211
See students interact with technology and zoo animals at this event. Media interviews immediately following presentation.