Jr. Zookeepers (8-11 years old)
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Scholarships are available for all of our camps this summer! Print off an application to see if you qualify.
Summer 2015 Camps
From Pack to Pal
July 13-17, 9am-12pm
From wild Gray wolf to sweet little Chihuahua, how does a wild animal become “man’s best friend”? Animals and humans have shared lives since the beginning of human time. We will make treats for the Yak, barnyard animals, and even some to take home to our own animal companions. We will also meet the zoo’s new stinky ambassador, who is a wild animal often found living under a house.
Dinos to Dodos
July 27-31, 9am-12pm
Is a Velociraptor really a chicken’s distant relative? What zoo mammal still looks like its “ice-age” cousin? What bird in the aviary is the closest relative to the extinct Dodo bird? Let’s all hop in the zoo time machine and discover animals of past, present and future.
Ride the Green Wave
July 27-31, 1pm-4pm
Reduce, reuse and recycle: what is the role you play? Spend a week at the zoo exploring ways to “go green”. We will make animal enrichment from repurposed materials, experience special behind-the-scene “green tours”, and make crafts out of recycled materials. Catch “the wave” and make a positive impact on the planet.
Weird Animal Science [CLOSED, wait list available]
Aug 10-14, 9am-12pm
What makes a glow worm glow? How do hissing cockroaches hiss? Why do skunks smell the way they smell? How can salamanders regenerate a missing limb? This week, we explore weird and bizarre animal science, unlocking some of the animal Kingdom’s greatest mysteries.
Session #1: Aug 10-14, 1pm-4pm [CLOSED]
Session #2: Aug 24-28, 1pm-4pm
Have you ever wanted to star in a film or make a movie? This summer, we introduce the first ever, multi-media camp at the Zoo. Using android tablets while working in teams, we will create flyers, comic strips and even films about our favorite zoo animals. Bring a friend or be willing to work with a partner the whole week. Oh, and leave your tablet at home because personal equipment won’t work at the Zoo.