Report and pictures by Rebecca Packenham & Zuzanna Voskarova.
On Wednesday the 12th of October our class went to the zoo on an ecology trip. When we first went to the zoo we got to look around for 45 mins while the other class were being inducted. When we were the the monkeys were being fed, it was really cool and there were tiny baby monkeys. When they heard the keeper calling them they ran across a small bridge, It was really cute. Then we had to go and get inducted and went out to the Phoenix Park to study grassland. We did different experiments and it was really good.
Then we went back into the zoo and got to look around. We went around the whole zoo in the space of an hour – we ran most of it to get to see all we wanted to see! The lion was not out so we were disapointed about that but we got to see the tiger and the snow leopard which is very rare to see. When we went back around to the monkeys they were shouting very loudly. We also saw the wolf and I got a close up picture of him eating.
It was a really good day and I would love to go back again so see it again because it was really enjoyable.
When we arrived at the zoo we had an hour before the workshop to go see all the animals. We took loads of pictures. Then we had the ecology workshop with our instructor. We were studying the green land habitat in the Phoenix Park. We used equipment such as the quadrat, the pooter, the beating tray to see what plants and animals there are. It was very interesting. We had to record all our information and take pictures of everything we did. When the workshop was over we got another hour in the zoo. Everyone was really tired afterwards. Then before we went home we stopped by Blanchardstown, everyone was really excited to do some shopping. The trip was fun and very interesting. I really enjoyed it.


38 Comments so far

  1.    pauljams12 on October 17, 2011 7:54 pm

    This looks like a very intresting zoo

  2.    amrojams12 on October 17, 2011 8:01 pm

    I think zoos are cool even that one with different types of animals there.

  3.    Adam Rahim on October 18, 2011 6:42 pm

    I love zoos i went quite a long time ago but i remember feeding the girrafe and my mum kept saying not to I would love to be in Mr Martinez class lucky!!!:)

  4.    Josie on October 18, 2011 11:09 pm

    Thats sounds like a lot of fun! Ive only been to a zoo once and I wish I could go back! It was so much fun then but it was super hot! I wish I couldv’e gone with you guys! Glad you had fun!

  5.    Brenda on October 18, 2011 11:35 pm

    That looks really fun! I hoped you guys had a fun time being there:) I wish we could go on a field trip to the zoo one day like you guys did!

  6.    Kaitlyn - Marshall on October 19, 2011 7:31 pm

    That’s really cool! But we don’t get to go on many field trips because of the economy. I do wish for science class we could go to the zoo. But most of the animals are very common like the elephant, or tiger.

  7.    Adam on October 20, 2011 4:07 pm

    Hi, I’m Adam from MMS. This looks like an interesting trip. It’s so cool as well.

  8.    Maddie on October 20, 2011 5:31 pm

    Looks like a fun zoo. Where there zebras?

  9.    Shelby on October 20, 2011 5:34 pm

    I’m Shelby from Marshall Middle School. I’ve never been to a zoo. Looks cool.

  10.    Madison on October 20, 2011 5:39 pm

    The zoo looks really cool. I have only been to one once or twice.

  11.    Miranda on October 20, 2011 6:15 pm

    This zoo looks really cool, and I love the hippo picture!

  12.    Lindsy on October 20, 2011 6:16 pm

    I like the Hippo!

  13.    Erika on October 20, 2011 6:17 pm

    That sounds like a cool zoo! Zoos are always fun! Hope you guys had a good time.

  14.    Tyler on October 20, 2011 6:18 pm

    This is Tyler from MMS that zoo looks beast! I wish i could go there. Why is your school called a collage?

  15.    Brillith on October 20, 2011 6:22 pm

    I love Seals, I think the are cute!!!;)

  16.    Jules on October 20, 2011 6:22 pm

    You guys are so luckyy!! I want to go to the zoo for a feild trip!!! And im in 8th grde. Ive allways wanted to meet a penguin!!

  17.    Paige on October 20, 2011 6:28 pm

    Looks like an interesting zoo. I like the seal picture! The hippo is kinda scary looking…

  18.    JT on October 20, 2011 7:03 pm

    That must be fun. The zoo by my house has all kinds of animals. hope you had fun

  19.    kaula on October 20, 2011 7:13 pm

    You guys have a better zoo then us. I wish you guys could see are zoo down here its cool, just not as cool as you guys:) I hope everyone had a WOUNDERFUL time at the zoo !0

  20.    scott on October 20, 2011 7:49 pm

    It sounds like a lot of fun. I sure am bumbed for you guys that the lion wasnt out. Lions are the best.

  21.    alexis on October 20, 2011 7:58 pm

    Wow that’s so cool I love animals! Zoos are one of the best places to go and see animals. What was your favorite part about it?

  22.    zoe on October 20, 2011 7:59 pm

    The trip sounded like alot of fun I hope you guys had an awsome time! The last time I had a field trip to the zoo was in Pre-K:(

  23.    haley on October 21, 2011 2:04 am

    Hey it’s Haley from MMS, and you are super lucky to go on such amazing trips! What was your favorite part about the trip? The experience, the excitement or the animals/ wildlife?

  24.    Loreto Cavan on October 23, 2011 2:13 pm

    Tyler many second level (your Middle or High) schools in Ireland are referred to as colleges. Just a different use of words in a language I guess.

  25.    Ciara, Loreto on October 24, 2011 12:43 pm

    The Zoo was really fun, I enjoyed watching the elephants and the giraffes walking around the pen, my favourite part was when we saw squirrel-monkeys. They are yellow and really small πŸ™‚

  26.    Hollie on October 24, 2011 12:46 pm

    The zoo was amazing, we got an action squirrel picture \o.o/
    The penguins where funny ><

  27.    aimee on October 24, 2011 12:55 pm

    We had a great day out at the zoo. We took lots of pictures and had great fun going around the zoo and looking at the animals!

  28.    Sorcha, Loreto on October 25, 2011 5:26 pm

    This was a really fun day out. All the animals were so cute and very entertaining to watch. My favourite was the little squirrel monkey. I like all the monkeys really…

  29.    Nathan on November 15, 2011 4:09 pm

    That zoo looks cool! Do you guys still have to wear your uniforms while on a field trip!?

  30.    Bryce on November 15, 2011 4:29 pm

    I like seals. There really cool!! I also like going to the zoo.

  31.    Raul on November 15, 2011 4:33 pm

    sounds interesting (:

  32.    Nicole on November 15, 2011 4:52 pm

    I love zoos! Zoo are soo amazing. They are filled with so many different kinds of animals, its so amazing.

    It’s really cool that you all got to go to a zoo. It looks like real fun.

  33.    travis on November 15, 2011 4:53 pm

    the trip sounded like alot of fun. wish i was there.hippos are amazing animals.

  34.    Brianna on November 15, 2011 5:01 pm

    I have been to Dublin zoo before,its alot of fun! πŸ™‚

  35.    Emily on November 15, 2011 6:58 pm

    I love going to the zoo. Was it fun?

  36.    bradley on November 15, 2011 7:09 pm

    it must have been awsome to go there and see alll the animals!i bet u guys had aalot of fun.

  37.    ashley on November 18, 2011 4:19 pm

    That looks like so much fun! I personally love going to the zoo’s! Was it fun? What kind of animals/wildlife did you guys see there? πŸ™‚

  38.    sierra on November 18, 2011 6:38 pm

    That sounds like so much fun. I hope that marshall middle gets to take a feild trip to the zoo sometime this year. What kind of animals were there?

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