Critter Challenge - March 22, 2014
Our annual Critter
Challenge event is one of a number of events run by our fantastic docent
team, or volunteer educators, throughout the year.
entire family and challenge yourselves with several fun activities to
help you better understand how animals use some pretty unique
adaptations to survive in the wild!
- Tools of the Trade (Main Building): Learn how bird beaks are used as tools for survival and are adapted to the type of food eaten.
- Endangered IDs (Main Building): Learn how field researchers identify specific animals in the wild and why certain species have become endangered.
- Spring Fever (E.C.O. Center): Learn about our native New York State reptiles and amphibians as well as the challenges they face in the spring when trying to find breeding and nesting sites.
- Hiding in Plain Sight (E.C.O. Center): Learn about how animals using camouflage to survive and protect themselves from being eaten or to hide and stalk prey.
- The Nose Knows (Rocky Coasts): Learn how sense of smell is a tool for survival for many species, allowing them to find food, to find others of their own kind and for detecting enemies.
- Lions and Tigers and Bears - Oh My! (Rocky Coasts): Learn about challenges that predators face in the wild as they try to earn a living. This station will also have information about our animals residents in A Step Into Africa.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Free with Zoo admission