Home School Workshops

The NEW Zoo & Adventure Park is pleased offer programs for home-schooled students.  Home School Workshops are open to all home-schooled students in grades 3rd through 8th for the current (2018-19) school year.  These drop-off programs include live animal encounters and zoo tours, along with games and other fun activities where students will have hands-on learning opportunities.  Students should dress in layers, bringing clothing appropriate for both indoor and outdoor activities.

Program Details

Cost

  • $12 per student for Zoo Pass Members
  •  $15 per student for Non-Members
  • Payments are due upon registration to hold spaces, with a 50% refund available if cancellations are made prior to one week before the date of the program

Length

  •  2 and 1/2 hours per session

Start times

  • 9:30 a.m. for students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade
  • 1:00 p.m. to students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade

For information or to register

Dates and program descriptions are provided below. Please be sure to sign-up your children for the session appropriate for their age group.  ­Payments are due upon registration to hold the space, with a 50% refund available if cancellations are made prior to one week before the date of the program.  Please Note: This year, we will offer a 4-part workshop series for each age group.  The programs in the series can be taken individually or students can attend all four sessions for a complete theme-based experience. Join us for one class or all four!

Home School Workshops: Winter 2018-19 Topics & Schedule

3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders:   Sensational Senses

We all know we use our eyes to see and our nose to smell. But how exactly does that information get from the world to our brain? Follow along on this four-part journey to help understand how human senses work. We’ll discover how animals process the same information (sometimes in a different way).

  • Wednesday, November 14th: Sight
  • Wednesday, December 12th: Sound
  • Wednesday, January 23rd: Smell and Taste
  • Wednesday, February 27th: Touch and Animal Extras

6th, 7th, and 8th Graders:   Ocean Commotion

Dive in as we explore the largest habitat in the world: the ocean. This four-part series will take a look at some of the trials and troubles happening to the ocean in the 21st century. Through data collection, experiments, and problem-solving, we will discover how the seven seas are ever changing, and what we can do to help!

  • Wednesday, November 14th: Bycatch
  • Wednesday, December 12th: Pollution
  • Wednesday, January 23rd: Temperature, Currents, and Tides oh my!
  • Wednesday, February 27th: Spotlight on Coral Reefs

 Visit our Pre-Registration Page to Sign-Up

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