Winter Break Camp: February 17-21, 2014
Why does a tiger have stripes? Why do porcupines have quills? Spend a week at the Zoo and learn more about the amazing adaptations that help them to survive in their wild habitats! Below is a little sample of the topics we will be covering all week! Each day will include animal encounters in the classroom, tours and activities around the Zoo, behind the scene peeks, crafts, games and more! Please note: Groups will be split into classes according to age and activities will vary by age group.
Monday, Feb. 17 - Positively predators!: Learn about how amazing adaptations help predators hunt and catch their food!
Tuesday, Feb. 18 - Catch me if you can!: While some animals are finding their dinner, others are trying to keep from being dinner!
Wednesday, Feb. 19 - Hot and Cold!: How do animals survive in the fiery desert or the freezing arctic? Today we will explore how these animals survive extreme temperatures!
Thursday, Feb. 20 - Colorful critters!: Why are some frogs so colorful? Why do ducks have green heads? Observe some beautiful colorful critters and discover why their colors help them survive.
Friday, Feb. 21 - We've got you covered!: Shells, spikes, and quills oh my! Spend the day meeting animals that carry their defenses on their backs.
When: Half day, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., or full day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For whom: 5- to 9-years-old (split into age groups of 5 & 6 and 7 & 9)
Cost: Zoo members: $100 for half day; $180 for full day; non-members: $120 for half day; $200 for full day