Scout Workshops

Scout Workshops

The Zoo offers an array of workshops for all levels of scout troops. Programs are designed to meet the requirements for badges, and to build teamwork skills for scout troops.

Workshops range from two and a half to three hour sessions and usually include:

A Zoo exploration

Activities to help earn patches, badges, and more

An animal presentation

PRICING

$15 per scout

Two troop leaders included for free

Parents stay for an additional $10 each

A non-refundable deposit of $20 is due two weeks after booking.

Girl Scout Workshops

Workshop Types

Daisies

3 Cheers for Animals!

Daisy scouts will learn about how animals are unique. Scouts will explore the Zoo and discuss what each animal needs to survive, find out how our zoo keepers communicate with animals under their care, and learn about the ways in which animals communicate with each other. They will also meet some program animals up close and work on a craft.

This experience will help fulfill sessions 1-6 of the journey.

Welcome to the Garden

Coming to the Zoo is a great way to learn about the resources animals need and how to use them wisely. Scouts will explore the Zoo, meet some program animals up close, plant a mini-garden, and learn what plants and animals need to survive.

This experience will help fulfill sessions 1-4 of the journey.

Between Earth & Sky

Join us as we explore Seneca Park Zoo and the natural world around us! During this adventure, we will look for the many shapes, colors, and textures of nature, as we discover how unique different kinds of animals can be. We will also discuss how scouts can help protect wildlife and wild places.

This experience will help fulfill sessions 1-3, 5 and 8 of the journey.

Juniors

Animal Habitats

Scouts will explore the Zoo learning about different animal habitats, what each animal needs to help them survive, and if anything is threatening their populations. They will also create their own habitat for an animal, and discuss what they can do to help protect animals in their natural range.

This experience fulfills the requirements for the Animal Habitats Badge.

Brownies

Wonders of Water

Water is everywhere and animals at the Zoo depend on it. Scouts will explore the Zoo talking about all the ways that animals need water, as well as how people need water, and why it is important to conserve it. Brownies will also go on a journey with Freddie the fish, discuss things they can do to help keep water clean, and develop their own plan for saving water.

This experience will help fulfill sessions 1-4 of the journey.

Bugs

Brownie scouts will learn all about bugs! Scouts will meet some bugs up close, as well as explore the Zoo looking for animals that depend on bugs. They will also be able to apply their new bug knowledge to making their own bug craft as they discuss why bugs are important.

This experience fulfills the requirements for the Bugs Badge.

NEW! Household Elf

Join us at Seneca Park Zoo as we learn about how to save energy and water, and make the Earth a nicer place for animals and people alike! We will tour the Zoo and talk about why conserving energy and recycling helps not only us, but all other living creatures as well.

This experience will help fulfill steps 1-3, & 5 of the Household Elf Badge.

Cadettes

Animal Helpers

As they explore the Zoo, scouts will discuss the various connections between animals and humans. They will learn about how people’s feelings about certain animal species have changed over time. They will see amazing animal adaptations up close and make predictions about how animals can help humans in the future.

This experience will help fulfill steps 1 & 5 of the Animal Helpers Badge.

Seniors

Voice for Animals

Learn to be a voice for animals at the Zoo! Scouts will tour the Zoo discussing the threats animals face in their natural ranges, as well as what we are doing to help. We will also discuss animal welfare and some of the research projects that the Zoo participates in.

This experience fulfills steps 1-4 of the Voice for Animals Badge.

Cub Scout Workshops

Workshop Types

Lions

Mountain Lion – NEW!

Come to Seneca Park Zoo for a Mountain Lion adventure! We will show our respect for animals and nature as we go on a learning hike throughout the Zoo and meet some animals up-close. Scouts will practice being prepared and safe during outdoor adventures through an interactive game.

This workshop fulfills the requirements needed for the adventure.

Tigers

Tigers in the Wild

Join us on a Tigers in the Wild adventure! While exploring the Zoo, we will observe animals and learn how living by the Cub Scout Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace Principles for Kids can help wildlife and their habitats. Scouts will also play an interactive game and meet some program animals up-close.

This workshop fulfills the requirements needed for the adventure.

My Tiger Jungle

Come to the Zoo for your My Tiger Jungle adventure! Scouts will tour the Zoo talking about different animals from both nearby and far away. They will learn about local birds, meet some animals up-close, and visit the tiger habitat here at the Zoo.

This workshop fulfills the requirements needed for the adventure.

Wolves

Paws on the Path

Join us on a Paws on the Path adventure! We will hike around Seneca Park Zoo and identify the animals that call it home, including many local species. Scouts will play an interactive game where they will learn about wolves and the challenges they face in their natural range.

This workshop fulfills the requirements needed for the adventure.

Bears

Fur, Feathers, and Ferns

During this adventure, scouts will investigate some animals that are endangered and learn what Seneca Park Zoo is doing to help save them. We will play an interactive game to learn about composting, and scouts will get to plant some seeds to bring home and start their own gardens.

This workshop fulfills the requirements needed for the adventure.

Webelos

Into the Wild

Let us take you on a trek in nature to explore, observe, and learn about animals both at the Zoo and in their natural range. During this workshop, scouts will work on honing naturalist observation skills, identifying local animals, and discuss the importance of our aquatic ecosystem. They will also meet some program animals up-close and leave with additional information on how to help protect the balance of nature.

This workshop fulfills the requirements needed for the adventure.

Scouts BSA Merit Badge Workshops

Workshop Types

Mammal Study

Mammal Study

During this workshop scouts will investigate what makes mammals unique as they observe the many mammals that live at Seneca Park Zoo. We will classify mammals, study the history of a local mammal, and trace mammals through food chains. Scouts will also meet animals up-close and work on a project.

This workshop fulfills requirements 1-4 of the merit badge. In addition, scouts will need to complete requirement 5 on their own.

Register for a variety of pre-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.