Grades 1-2

Here are the class names and description for the Potter Park Zoo 2014 Zookambi season!   

 

SuperAnimals - AM Session // Week of June 16 - NEW! FULL!

Animals have super powers that help them in their everyday survival! What’s faster than a speeding cheetah? Quieter than your quietest whisper? Able to eat a toxic frog in a single gulp? Come explore some of these incredible animal talents. 

It's Not Easy Being Green - PM Session // Week of June 16 - NEW!

Creepy, crawly, slithery, slimy…we’ll explore the world of amphibians and reptiles in this one week adventure. Be prepared to jump right in and get muddy as we explore where these creatures live, what they eat (Bugs! Ew!), and how they get around.

All In The Family - AM Session // Week of June 23 - NEW!  FULL!

Mobs of meerkats, ambushes of tigers and waddles of penguins…oh my! Get ready to dive into the wildest of families—the moms, dads and kids of the animal kingdom! With All in the Family, we’ll explore a variety of behaviors of animal families.

What's for Lunch - PM Session // Week of June 23

Anyone up for a hearty helping of mashed meal worms? If not (don’t worry, we aren’t a huge fan either), come discover how animals find food in the wild while keeping from becoming food themselves! Venture behind the scenes at Potter Park Zoo to get a glimpse of what’s on the menu this week for your favorite animals—meal worms and all.

Sensational Zoo - AM Session // Week of July 14  FULL!

Is that snake really sticking its tongue out at me? It just might have something to do with the wonderful ways that animals see, hear, smell, touch and taste their environment. We’ll have a sense-ational week as our five senses are fully engaged while discovering how animals perceive the world and solving mysteries about animal behavior. So ssssstick with us and you just may get the answer to that snake question! 

Dr. Zoo-euss PM Session // Week of July 14 - NEW!

Camels are brown, and some goats are white! But there’s nothing like Potter Park Zoo fun in sight! You’ll see porcupines and parrots, lions and llamas, explore and make gifts for papas and mamas! So don’t wait, act now…you won’t regret! Attend Potter Park Zoo’s Dr. Zoo-euss, and you’ll be perfectly set!

Welcome to my House - AM Session // Week of July 21  FULL!

Just like our houses, animals live in homes of all different shapes and sizes: burrows, nests, dens, caves and more! See how our animals live here at Potter Park Zoo and in the wild. Then, take a shot at building your very own animal house! 

Know Your Totem, Jr. PM Session // Week of July 21 - NEW!

Have you ever heard a wolf howling at the moon? This class will teach you about animals that are from our own land, and discover their importance. Find out what kind of animal you are like, and learn to appreciate the animals around us, just as the Native Americans did!

Now You See Me - AM Session // Week of July 28  FULL!

Our animal fashionistas are dressed in many colors, shapes, and patterns.  Some are flashy; others just like to blend in. Come take a closer look at these animal coverings and discover why each is dressed perfectly (even if you think they could use a fashion make-over).  

Dr. Zoo-euss PM Session // Week of July 28 - NEW!  FULL!

Camels are brown, and some goats are white! But there’s nothing like Potter Park Zoo fun in sight! You’ll see porcupines and parrots, lions and llamas, explore and make gifts for papas and mamas! So don’t wait, act now…you won’t regret! Attend Potter Park Zoo’s Dr. Zoo-euss, and you’ll be perfectly set!

Just Like Me - AM Session // Week of Aug 4 - NEW!

Have you ever thought you were like a lion? Well you may not look much like the king of the jungle, but if you look a little closer you’ll see that you’re really not that different! You’ll learn about how animals are just like humans—we’re animals too, you know? Find out how animals use their eyes, ears, and noses to explore the world around them, how they live together in families, and how they eat, sleep and play just like us!

What's for Lunch PM Session // Week of Aug 4

Anyone up for a hearty helping of mashed meal worms? If not (don’t worry, we aren’t a huge fan either), come discover how animals find food in the wild while keeping from becoming food themselves! Venture behind the scenes at Potter Park Zoo to get a glimpse of what’s on the menu this week for your favorite animals—meal worms and all.

Full Day Classes - ALL Grades


U. S. of Animals - 3 full days // Week of June 30 - NEW!

Oh say can you see…that eagle up in that tree? Animals represent and inspire us. Their images appear on flags, stamps and even money because of their majestic qualities such as strength, courage, and nobility. Join our Bald Eagles as we explore symbolic animals during the week we celebrate our independence!