Scout Workshops

Scout Workshops

Seneca Park Zoo offers Scout workshops for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Workshops range from two and a half to three hour sessions and include:

A Zoo exploration

Activities to help earn patches, badges, and more

An animal presentation

Girl Scout Workshops

Workshop Types

Brownies

Brownies Journey: Wonders of Water

Brownies will meet some animals that live in and depend on healthy watery habitats. They also take time to consider the importance of water to people. During this Journey, Girl Scouts will make a water promise and create a plan to save water.

This experience will help fulfill sessions 1, 2, and 4 toward earning their awards.

Brownies Naturalist: Bugs

Brownies will become entomologists and explore the life cycles, interdependence, and the anatomy of bugs. A guided exploration of the Zoo provides opportunities to meet those animal friends that depend on bugs as well as to explore the importance of pollinators and other beneficial bugs.

This experience fulfills steps 1, 2, and 5 of the Bugs Badge.

Daisies

Daisy Journey: 5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals

Daisy scouts will explore the Zoo and learn about communication between zoo keepers and the animals they care for. Scouts will consider ways to care for animals and create All About Me Nests.

This experience will help fulfill sessions 2, 3 and 5 toward earning their awards.

Daisy Journey: Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden

Like “Clover”, scouts will learn to use resources wisely, and like “Rosie”, they will learn how to make the world a better place! Girl Scouts will explore the Zoo’s animals and learn how to conserve resources to protect both people and animals.

This experience will help fulfill some of the requirements toward earning their Honey Bee, Amazing Daisy and Watering Can awards.

Cadettes

Cadettes: It’s your story, tell it! Animal Helpers

Together as a team, scouts will examine a variety of connections between people and animals at the Zoo. Girl Scouts will also engage in a detailed animal observation, and consider how animals may help people in the future.

This experience fulfills steps 1 and 5 of the Animal Helpers Badge.

Juniors

Juniors: It’s your story, tell it! Animal Habitats

During this Girl Scout adventure, scouts will explore animals that live in different habitats, how they survive in those habitats and what we can do to help protect animals in their natural ranges.

This experience fulfills steps 1, 2 of the Animal Habitats Badge.

Cub Scout Adventure Electives

Workshop Types

Bears

Fur, Feathers and Ferns

Endangered animals are a concern of the Seneca Park Zoo too. While completing the requirements of this Adventure, scouts will explore some local animals that are endangered and learn how the Seneca Park Zoo is making a difference. Scouts will also take a one-mile hike making both up close and distant observations, and learn a bit about composting and planting at the zoo.

This Adventure meets all 7 requirements.

Wolves

Paws on the Path

Be prepared! While taking a one-mile hike through the Seneca Park, scouts will make detailed observations of the wildlife they see as well as use skills to decipher evidence of wildlife unseen too!  This experience will meet all eight requirements and include map reading, map making and the opportunity to study some local animals up close during a live animal presentation.

This Adventure meets all 8 requirements.

Tigers

Tigers in the Wild

We’ll take you on a hike and share naturalist observation skills along the way helping scouts to complete all of the requirements for this Adventure Elective. Scouts will have the opportunity to apply the “Leave No Trace Principles for Kids” as well as to explore both trees and animals in our local park and at our zoo. Scouts will create a skit or song to sing that demonstrates their learning.

This Adventure meets all 7 requirements.

Webelos/Arrow of Light

Into the Wild

Let us take you on a trek in nature to explore, observe, and learn about insects, amphibians and reptiles both at the zoo and in their natural range. During this workshop scouts will be able to complete 6 of the needed requirements for the “Into the Wild” elective including; honing naturalist observation skills, completing an in-depth animal study, experiencing a live animal demonstration and leaving with additional information of how to help “protect the balance of nature”.

This Adventure meets 6 of the requirements.

Boy Scout Merit Badge Workshops

Workshop Types

Sustainability

Sustainability

Learn to connect, care and conserve wildlife and wild places.

Merit Badge requirements are easy to fulfill at Seneca Park Zoo. Let our BSA Certified counselors lead your scouts through immersive activities and experiences that connect to animals and the environment while providing opportunities for active citizenship and career exploration.

These three-hour workshops are offered on scheduled dates and times, or on a date of your choice with a ten Scout minimum.

Please call (585) 336-2701 for pre-visit details.

Reptile and Amphibian Study

Reptile and Amphibian Study

Explore the wonders of herpetology.

Merit Badge requirements are easy to fulfill at Seneca Park Zoo. Let our BSA Certified counselors lead your scouts through immersive activities and experiences that connect to animals and the environment while providing opportunities for active citizenship and career exploration.

These three-hour workshops are offered on scheduled dates and times, or on a date of your choice with a ten Scout minimum.

Please call (585) 336-2701 for pre-visit details.

Register for a variety of scheduled workshops for all scouts throughout the year.

Workshops can also be requested at different times, including after school and weekends. A minimum of 10 scouts is required.