STEAM Forward Episode 10: Math | Energetics and Nutrition at Georgia Aquarium

Imagine being in charge of feeding an entire town where everyone has different likes and dislikes, a variety of dietary needs and appetites ranging from slightly hungry to ravenous. It sounds like a challenging job. How do you choose, prepare and serve all that food?

It all starts with one person, our nutritionist, Dr. Lisa Hoopes, who works with the zoological operations team to calculate the dietary needs of our animals.

During this episode, hosted by Dr. Meisa Salaita, we will take a deep dive into what we feed the animals, how we feed them and the science behind calculating how much we feed them.

Following Dr. Lisa Hoopes’s lead, you will research, calculate and design a diet for one of our animals!

Episode 10: Math | Energetics and Nutrition at Georgia Aquarium (Activity Breaks)

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Episode 10: Math | Energetics and Nutrition at Georgia Aquarium


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