Your winter break just got wild! Register for Winter Camp Zoofari for just one day or all four! Each camp is designed as a one-day experience, including Zoo Design Part I & II and Vet Med 101 & 102 (Although, you won’t want to miss out on the fun each day will provide). Check out the brochure for more details about pricing and what to expect for your winter camp experience!
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Ages 4-5 & 6-7 (Each curriculum will be adapted to the specific age group):
Little to Large (12/30): The world is full of creatures of all shapes and sizes. From the minuscule harvest mouse to the enormous elephant, we’ll explore the benefits of little creature and large life forms. Kids love extremes!
The Tortoise and the Hare (12/31): From some of the most sluggish to speedy sprinters, we’re talking about the motion of animals Slow and steady? Not exactly. This camp is fun and fast-paced!
Clash of Colors (01/02): Why is a poison dart frog so vibrant? Is a zebra black and white or white and black? Our planet has animals of so many varieties of coloration it’s hard to believe that some of them exist! Let’s talk about these crazy forms of camouflage.
Swimming to Soaring (01/03): Dive into the depths of the oceans and ascend into the sky! Animals are EVERYWHERE! Name an ecosystem and it’s guaranteed to contain organism well adapted to that environment. Tree swingers and ground dwellers and diggers and well, the list goes on!
Zoo Design Part I (12/30): Zoos are working hard to create habitats that replicate real environments for our animal ambassadors to feel right at home. On this day examine our exhibits and create one of your own.
Zoo Design Part II (12/31): Is that a zebra in the giraffe exhibit? Today explore multispecies exhibits and discover what makes them healthy and enriching living areas for our animal friends. Won’t that shark eat that fish?!? Guess you’ll have to come and see.
Vet Med 101 (01/02): Vets, vet techs, and hospital keepers are all vital to the health care of our animals. Learn how to read an x-ray and use a microscope to examine invisible organisms just as our vets do to make a diagnosis. Minor wound? Let’s stitch that up!
Vet Med 102 (01/03): Animals make the best patients…or do they? See how animals are trained to allow vets to perform an examination. And what exactly are veterinarians looking for when they examine an animal? Come learn, stat!