Summer Zoo Camp Programs
The NEW Zoo is pleased to announce our 2nd annual Summer Zoo Camp Program, to be held this July 16th through July 20th, for elementary school-aged children. Children who participate are sure to have a WILD time!
The 2012 Summer Zoo Camp program will begin at 8:45am and end at 2:00pm each day. Children must be registered to attend the day that corresponds to their age group. A morning snack will be provided by the zoo, but parents should provide a non-microwaveable, non-refrigerated lunch for each child. Each day’s program will include educational presentations, live animal encounters, special behind-the-scenes tours or exhibit chats, and other fun activities like games and crafts. Children should dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.
The cost per day is $20 for Zoo Pass members or $25 for non-Zoo Pass members.
Pre-registration is required and a limited number of spaces are available for each day’s session. To register, or for more information, contact the NEW Zoo Education Department by calling 920-662-2405 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration begins on May 2nd. If classes for any particular age group fills, a second day of programming for that age group will be offered the week of July 23rd, based on a wait list.
Scheduled Summer Zoo Camp Programs
Monday, July 16th - “Paws & Claws”
For students entering kindergarten
It’s time to investigate how animals eat, move, and look. This class will use crafts, activities, books, live animals, and more to teach children about the amazing animal life around us.
Tuesday, July 17th - “Eat or Be Eaten”
For students entering 1st or 2nd grade
What’s for lunch?? Children will discover the ways that animals are linked together in an intricate web of life. Live animals and biofacts will be used to demonstrate predator/prey relationships and more.
Wednesday, July 18th - “Wonderful World of Biomes”
For students entering 3rd or 4th grade
From the depths of the oceans to the tops of the trees, animals are adapted to live in the diverse biomes in which they are found. This class explores the places that animals call home, and the adaptations they need to survive in them.
Thursday, July 19th - “All in a Day’s Work”
For students entering 5th or 6th grade
Do you have what it takes to work with animals? Learn about what zookeepers and other animal staff do on a day-to-day basis, in what some people consider a “job of a lifetime.”
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