Grades 5-7

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

 

Picture This - AM Session // Week of June 16

Say cheese! Are you a future photographer? Be sure to join us at your favorite zoo for a wild photography ride that will teach you the basics of your camera and how to snap the best animal shots! Come spend some time getting the purr-fect pose to create your own mock billboard for the zoo. DON’T FORGET your digital cameras or cell phones, memory cards and LOTS of spare batteries on the first day to get the full experience of this class!

So You Want to Work at the Zoo? - PM Session // Week of June 16  FULL!

Do you like asking questions, and learning why things work the way they do? Then this class is for you! Take on the role of a young research scientist, a behavioral analyst, an architect and many more exciting roles. You’ll also have the chance to meet a few animal experts and discover what it means to work at a zoo!

Puzzles, Piñatas, and Presents - AM Session // Week of June 23

What do you do when you’re bored to help keep you entertained? Animals get bored too, and we make sure all of our animals at the zoo get plenty of time to play! Come learn about enrichment that happens at Potter Park Zoo, make treats and toys for the animals, and watch them enjoy!

Know Your Totem - PM Session // Week of June 23 - NEW!

ZOO you know: Native Americans were the first people to walk our land? Come learn about their exciting culture and see how important animals were to their everyday lives. Join us in a rain dance and create Native American art, all while learning about animals!

So You Want to Work at the Zoo - AM Session // Week of July 14  FULL!

Do you like asking questions, and learning why things work the way they do? Then this class is for you! Take on the role of a young research scientist, a behavioral analyst, an architect and many more exciting roles. You’ll also have the chance to meet a few animal experts and discover what it means to work at a zoo!

Grossology - PM Session // Week of July 14 - NEW!  FULL!

Animals do some weird, fascinating, and completely gross things! From owl pellets, lizards shooting blood from their eyes, and regurgitating hedgehogs, you’ll investigate with us how being gross can actually be good for animals.

 Puzzles, Piñatas, and Presents - AM Session // Week of July 21

What do you do when you’re bored to help keep you entertained? Animals get bored too, and we make sure all of our animals at the zoo get plenty of time to play! Come learn about enrichment that happens at Potter Park Zoo, make treats and toys for the animals, and watch them enjoy!

Vanishing Act - PM Session // Week of July 21 - NEW!

Did you know that right here at Potter Park Zoo, we are working to make sure that endangered animal species don’t completely disappear? There are less than 1,500 golden lion tamarin monkeys in the world and we have two here at the zoo, where we’re helping to increase their numbers. We’re also helping save toads in Puerto Rico. Did you know that there are less than 5,000 black rhinos left in the wild? Learn about these and other rare animals, and how YOU can help!

Critter Chronicles - AM Session // Week of July 28 - NEW!

Do you want to write or illustrate your own story? Are you a bookworm that can’t put a good book down? Join us in this week-long adventure as we travel through the world of animals in literature, and get thechance to write your very own masterpiece inspired by the animals you encounter here at Potter Park Zoo!

Water, Water Everywhere - PM Session // Week of July 28

Vast oceans, rushing rivers, and calm lakes are home to some spectacular creatures, but do you know just how important water is to us? Take a dip with us into the Red Cedar River to discover things under a microscope. Learn how both animals and humans can affect the Earth’s water supply and how you can help. This is a wet and wild adventure that is worth every drop!

Picture This - AM Session // Week of Aug 4

Say cheese! Are you a future photographer? Be sure to join us at your favorite zoo for a wild photography ride that will teach you the basics of your camera and how to snap the best animal shots! Come spend some time getting the purr-fect pose to create your own mock billboard for the zoo. DON’T FORGET your digital cameras or cell phones, memory cards and LOTS of spare batteries on the first day to get the full experience of this class!

Animal CSI - PM Session // Week of Aug 4 - NEW!

Could you survive in the wild? Do you have what it takes to be named the ultimate survivor? See if you’re up for the challenge as you find what makes our animals GREAT survivors in their natural habitats, and then test your own survivor skills in the group. The Potter Park Zoo tribe has spoken, and we’ll see you for this Potter Park Zookambi class!

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!