2015_zoo_schoolRegistration for the 2015 Zoo School and Jr. Biologist sessions are now open!  The summer is filled with great opportunities to have fun and learn at the zoo.   Check out our exciting programs that are coming up this season!

To learn more or to register your child for Zoo School or Jr. Biologists, contact our Education Department at 607-724-5461 ext. 235.  You can also contact Melissa Grippin by email at mgrippin@rossparkzoo.com for more information.

 

 

 

 

Zoo School 

Whoever said that learning isn’t fun? Obviously they didn’t come to Zoo School! Through games, crafts and hands on animal encounters, children learn about the natural world and the animals we share it with.

Each Zoo School session lasts for five days and will have its own unique theme, highlighting different animals, their adaptations and roles in the ecosystem. Parents can register their children for the whole day (9am – 4pm), the morning (9am-12pm) or the afternoon (1pm-4pm). Themes will be posted as soon as possible.

Half Day Prices (per week)

  • $75 for Members
  • $85 for Non-Members

 

Full Day Prices (per week)

  • $140 for Members
  • $160 for Non-Members

 

Session 1

  • Jun 29 - Jul 3 (4 & 5 yr olds)
  • Jul 6 – 10 (6 & 7 yr olds)
  • Jul 13 – 17 (8 – 10 yr olds)
  • Jul 20 – 24 (11 – 13 yr olds)  

Session 2

  • Aug 3 – 7 (4 & 5 yr olds)
  • Aug 10 – 14 (6 & 7 yr olds)
  • Aug 17 – 21 (8 – 10 yr olds)
  • Aug 24 – 28 (11 – 13 yr olds)

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Jr. Biologists

This hands-on program is perfect for young adults interested in animal focused careers. Each morning, students will learn about concepts and skills used by biologists, educators and naturalists in the field. After lunch, students will then get hands dirty by shadowing and assisting the animal keepers throughout the zoo!

It’s a great opportunity for teenagers to get a feel for what goes into working with animals and operating a zoo. All participants must be 14 years or older and be interviewed by zoo staff before taking part in this program.

Prices

  • $150 for Members
  • $175 for Non-Members

 

 Schedule

  • Jul 27 – Jul 31 (14 – 18 yr olds)