MDC’s Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center to Host STEM program for M-DCPS High School Students at Zoo Miami July 30

Miami, July 28, 2021- Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center (MEEC) will host a one-day STEM pilot program to introduce Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) high school students to careers in zoology and zoo operations at 10 a.m., Friday, July 30, at the Zoo Miami.

“It is important for the youth of Miami to understand the valuable institutions in Miami and strive to be a part of the leadership and the substantial growth in their community,” said Dr. Loretta Ovueraye, MDC Vice Provost of Workforce Programs & Professional Learning.

The pilot program seeks to expose M-DCPS students, who are currently completely summer internships at MEEC, to zoology careers and experience the advantages of STEM programs outside of the traditional classroom. The one-day STEM program will provide a wealth of knowledge in horticulture, animal care, and business practices that lead to successful zoo operations.  Students will also experience how to manage zoo facilities and animal care at Zoo Miami’s hospital.

Bank of America provided funding support for the one-day STEM pilot program.

WHAT:           MDC’s Meek Center to Host STEM program for M-DCPS Students at Zoo Miami

WHEN:           Friday, July 30 at 10 a.m.

WHERE:         Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St, Miami, FL 33177