Students entering 6th - 8th grade
Youth attend these programs on their own, unaccompanied by a parent or other adult.
Do you like art? Here at the Zoo we do lots of artsy stuff featuring our favorite muses, the animals. This isn't just any art class; we will learn how our animals make their own paintings and then participate in some painting of our own. From creating towel animals to sketching, we will work with different media to make our own animals. Every participant will leave with a paper craft to be finished at home.
Limited to 20 students per session.
Instructor: Bridget Ebert, Naturalist-Instructor
Fee: Zoo Members $28/General Public $32
Code Date Day Time Y628AR June 28 F 1-3:30 p.m. Y725AR July 25 Th 1-3:30 p.m.
Meet at the Zoo, and then spend the day with us exploring the Shaw Nature Reserve in search of amphibians and reptiles. We’ll learn the best places to find them and how to observe them once we do. Note: Transportation will be provided. Bring your lunch and a beverage.
Limited to 12 students per session.
Instructors: Naturalist-Instructor Staff
Fee: Zoo Members $70/General Public $75
Code Date Day Time Y528FH May 28 Tu 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. SOLD OUT Y618FH June 18 Tu 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Although they live by the death of other animals, predators play an important role in the ecosystem. In this class, we will look at unique hunting adaptations these predators use, as well as discover the value of predators. We will also tour selected areas of the Zoo to see some of our meat-eaters and learn how we care for them.
Limited to 18 students per session.
Instructors: Chris Blair, Naturalist-Instructor
Fee: Zoo Members $28/General Public $31
Code Date Day Time Y605PD June 5 W 1-4 p.m. Y711PD July 11 Th 1-4 p.m.