Did You Know?
Unlike most cats, Lions are excellent swimmers.
Journey with PPZ as we explore wildlife, ecology, and environmental issues through the legends of Native American people. Become empowered to embrace you role in practicing stewardship in this diverse circle of life.
Vast oceans, rushing rivers and serene lakes are home to a some spectacular creatures. Take the plunge into the world of water as we learn about the coral reef, pollution, aquatic life and much more! Fresh or salty, hot or cold, water is an incredible phenomenon. Let’s dive in!
Have you ever witnessed something amazing and wanted to capture the moment? Join us at PPZ and learn special techniques and different vantage points for gaining that perfect “shot”! At the end of the week you’ll be using your own creative shots to create advertising billboards. **Students must provide their own digital camera, extra batteries (LOTS) and memory card(s), starting on the FIRST day of class!
There is much more to working at a zoo than you may think! Be a zookeeper for a day, become an animal chef, discover what it takes to be a zoo vet, design a zoo exhibit, and see how we keep the animals safe. It’s all in a day’s work! Meet Potter Park Zoo’s resident experts and learn how they work together to make the zoo such a wonderful place.
June 24-28, 2013 Afternoon Session (SOLD OUT)
Zoo staff work hard to make sure our animals are healthy, active, and exhibit natural behaviors. Hiding food, making toys, and rearranging exhibits are all part of the enrichment program here at Potter Park Zoo. Join the enrichment team making piñatas for the Mandrills, fish-cicles for the otters, cricket kabobs, food puzzles and so much more. Then watch our zoo animals have a ball…literally!
Spend a full day with Picture This! (Morning) and So You Want to Work at a Zoo (Afternoon).
June 24-28, 2013 All-Day Session (SOLD OUT)
Spend a full day with Native American Stories and Traditions (Morning) and Water, Water Everywhere (Afternoon).
Spend a full day with Puzzles, Pinatas and Presents (Morning) and Picture This! (Afternoon).
Spend a full day with So You Want to Work in a Zoo (Morning) and Water, Water Everywhere (Afternoon).