2019-2020 ZOOMS Design Challenge Registration
In the ZOOMS Design Challenge, a ‘real’ problem faced by zookeepers and staff at the Minnesota Zoo is presented to students to develop a solution. This challenge will allow students to use their science and math knowledge, creativity, problem solving, and research skills during the engineering design process in order to best solve the problem. Selected students will be invited to showcase their design challenge solution in the 6th Annual ZOOMS Design Exhibition in March!


All teachers involved in the design challenge are invited to participate in the official Design Challenge Workshop on the following date:

DESIGN CHALLENGE WORKSHOP- Tuesday September 24th 2019 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

An optional Design Challenge Support Workshop will be offered for those needing extra support or for any teachers unable to attend the official workshop. Please note, this date is informal and no official agenda is scheduled as it is dependent upon the needs of the teachers attending. Teachers planning to attend the support workshop will need to RSVP a minimum of 2 weeks prior to each workshop offered.

SUPPORT WORKSHOP- Saturday October 12th, 2018 9 - 12 pm

The first 10 elementary, 10 middle school, and 10 high school teachers to register will receive a $200 stipend upon completion of the following:
1. Participate in a pre and post teacher survey
2. Implement the ZOOMS Design Challenge in to the classroom
3. Submit student projects to be considered for the ZOOMS Design Challenge Exhibition in March.
4. Have students complete a pre and post design challenge survey.

Both new and former ZOOMS Challenge teachers are eligible! You will be notified by email if you are one of the first 10 teachers to apply. Stipends will be processed at the end of March 2020 for all teachers who completed the requirements.

Contact STEM@mnzoo.org for more details.


*Note: You will not receive a confirmation email upon registering. Please make note of the dates/times as needed or visit mnzoo.org/stem to reference Design Challenge Workshop info.

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School *
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District Name and Number *
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School Address *
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Telephone *
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Email *
Please make sure to share an email that you check early August as we may need to contact those who were eligible to receive a stipend. Feel free to include 2 emails- a summer and school year email. Please label them accordingly.
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Grade(s) of Students *
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Number of Students Participating in Challenge *
*Note: Please register students that are only yours. If another teacher at your school is participating, they need to register separately.
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Number of Expected Projects (2-4 students per project) *
Note: Please provide an estimate. Final numbers can be shared at the Design Challenge Workshop in September.
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Design challenge your students will be addressing. Check all that apply. *
Level 1 = 3rd-5th Grade / Level 2 = Middle School / Level 3 = High School
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Have you participated in the ZOOMS Design Challenge before? *
Will you be attending the official Design Challenge Workshop? *
If you have not participated in the challenge before, we ask that you attend.
If your project/student numbers include another teacher's class, please list their names and emails below. *
This will ensure all teachers get added to Basecamp to access Design Challenge resources.
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Will any other teachers be joining you at the design challenge workshop on September 24th? *
If not applicable, skip. If Yes, please include their names below. Note: Only report teacher names if they are not completing their own ZOOMS Design Challenge registration. Please note space is limited - try to keep the number of teachers attending from your school down to make space for other schools.
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