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Zoo Education Broadens the Realization of Animals (Z.E.B.R.A.)

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Fall/Winter 2019 Z.E.B.R.A Classes

This fall, we are doing things a bit differently!  Join us for Dickerson Park Zoo's Tot Book Club!  Hear a great animal-themed fiction book, complete a craft, learn amazing animals facts, and meet a different animal in each class!

Age:    Children ages 2-5 (students who have not yet started kindergarten) with one adult
Time:   10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Fee:     $10/FOZ members, $15/Non-members

September: Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin

#300 Thursday, September 19

#301 Friday, September 20

#302 Saturday, September 21 

October: Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners by Laurie Keller

#303 Thursday, October 17

#304 Friday, October 18

#305 Saturday, October 19

November: Giraffe Problems by Jory Johns

#306 Friday, November 15

#307 Saturday, November 16

#308 Thursday, November 21 

December: Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Long

#309 Saturday, December 14

#310 Thursday, December 19

#311 Friday, December 20

A 45-minute program with story time and crafts.  Kids learn fun facts about the month's featured creature. 

Age:    Children 2 to 6 years of age, with an adult
Time:    10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Fee:     $10/FOZ members, $15/Non-members

September: Peregrine Falcon

#320 Wednesday, September 25

#321 Friday, September 27

#322 Saturday, September 28 

October: Vietnamese Mossy Frog

#323 Wednesday, October 23

#324 Friday, October 25

#325 Saturday,October 26

November: Donkeys

#326 Friday, November 22

#327 Saturday, November 23

#328 Wednesday, November 27  

December: Black and White Colobus Monkeys

#329 Friday, December 27

#330 Saturday, December 28

The fall, travel the world with our exciting Kindergarten/1st grade classes!  Each three-hour class includes an imaginary tour of our featured country including crafts, animal visits, stories, regional snacks, and more. Please wear closed-toe shoes and dress for the weather. Zoo tours are weather dependent.

Age:    Students enrolled in kindergarten or 1st grade; adults do not stay with child.
Time:   1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fee:     $20/FOZ members, $30/Non-members

September: Brazil

#312 Saturday, September 21

October: Democratic Republic of the Congo

#313 Saturday, October 19

November: New Zealand

#314 Saturday, November 16 

December: Mongolia

#315 Saturday, December 28

Join us each month as we focus on a different topic, from learning about a new animal, to “visiting” a different part of the
world, to even trying out a new art technique.


Age:    Grades 2 & 3
Time:    2-4 p.m.
Fee:     $20/FOZ members, $30/Non-members

#331 Sunday, September 15 : Flamingos

#332 Sunday, October 13 : Lemurs

#333 Sunday, November 10 : Elephants

#334 Sunday, December 8 : Bears

Join us each month as we focus on a different topic, from learning about a new animal, to “visiting” a different part of the
world, to even trying out a new art technique.


Age:    Grades 4-6
Time:    2-4 p.m.
Fee:     $20/FOZ members, $30/Non-members

#331 Sunday, September 22 : Flamingos

#332 Sunday, October 20 : Lemurs

#333 Sunday, November 17 : Elephants

#334 Sunday, December 15 : Bears

Winter/Spring 2020 Z.E.B.R.A Classes

Zoo Tots classes are designed to spark curiosity and encourage discovery in young children. Classes include a craft, meeting animal friends and forming a connection with the natural world.

Age:    Children ages 2-5 (students who have not yet started kindergarten) with one adult
Time:   10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Fee:     $10/FOZ members, $15/Non-members

January: Happy Birthday Fiona the Hippo!
#100 Thursday, January 16
#101 Friday, January 17
#102 Saturday, January 18

February: Amazing Amphibians
#103 Saturday, February 15
#104 Thursday, February 20
#105 Friday, February 21

March: Talkin’ Turtles
#106 Saturday, March 14
#107 Thursday, March 19
#108 Friday, March 20

April: Happy Earth Day!
#109 Saturday, April 11
#110 Thursday, April 16
#111 Friday, April 17

May: The African Savanna
#112 Friday, May 15
#113 Saturday, May 16
#114 Thursday, May 21

 

A 45-minute program with story time and crafts.  Kids learn fun facts about the month's featured creature. 

Age:    Children 2 to 6 years of age, with an adult
Time:    10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Fee:     $10/FOZ members, $15/Non-members

January: Ring Tailed Lemur
#119 Wednesday, January 22
#120 Friday, January 24
#121 Saturday, January 25

February: Axolotl
#122 Saturday, February 22
#123 Wednesday, February 26
#124 Friday, February 28

March: Elephants
#125 Wednesday, March 25
#126 Friday, March 27
#127 Saturday, March 28

April: Monitor Lizards
#128 Wednesday, April 22
#129 Friday, April 24
#130 Saturday, April 25

May: Zebras
#131 Friday, May 22
#132 Saturday May 23

 

 

Kindergarten and first grade students are invited to join us for our exciting Spring Conservation Series. Each three-hour class includes a myriad of activities including: zoo tours, crafts, animal visits, stories, snacks and more. Please wear closed-toe shoes and dress for the weather. Zoo tours are weather dependent.


Age:    Students enrolled in kindergarten or 1st grade; adults do not stay with child.
Time:   1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fee:     $20/FOZ members, $30/Non-members

January: Our Changing Environment
#115 Saturday, January 25

February: Water Conservation
#116 Saturday, February 22

March: Air Conservation
#117 Saturday, March 28

April: Soil Conservation
#118 Saturday, April 25

 

Join us each month as we focus on a different topic, from learning about a new animal, to “visiting” a different part of the
world, to even trying out a new art technique.


Age:    Grades 2 & 3
Time:    2-4 p.m.
Fee:     $20/FOZ members, $30/Non-members

#140 Sunday, January 5 : The Arctic

#141 Sunday, February 2 : The Sahara Desert 

#142 Sunday, March 8 : Tropical Asia

#143 Sunday, April 5 : The Everglades

Join us each month as we focus on a different topic, from learning about a new animal, to “visiting” a different part of the
world, to even trying out a new art technique.


Age:    Grades 4-6
Time:    2-4 p.m.
Fee:     $20/FOZ members, $30/Non-members

#144 Sunday, January 12 : The Arctic

#145 Sunday, February 9 : The Sahara Desert

#146 Sunday, March 22 : Tropical Asia

#147 Sunday, April 19 : The Everglades

Our world is chock full of bizarre creatures with strange survival strategies!  Come learn about and meet some of the furriest, slimiest, grossest, and just plain weirdest animals that nature has to offer.

Age:    Grades 2-3
Time:    1-4 p.m.
Fee:     $40/FOZ members, $55/Non-members

#150 Thursday and Friday, March 19 and 20

 

Our world is chock full of bizarre creatures with strange survival strategies!  Come learn about and meet some of the furriest, slimiest, grossest, and just plain weirdest animals that nature has to offer.

Age:    Grades 4-6
Time:    1-4 p.m.
Fee:     $40/FOZ members, $55/Non-members

#160 Monday and Tuesday, March 16 and 17

Age:    Grades 7-9
Time:    1-4 p.m.
Fee:     $40/FOZ members, $55/Non-members

#161 Wednesday and Friday, March 19 and 20

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Z.E.B.R.A. Classes at Dickerson Park Zoo open the amazing world of animals to children from tots to teens. Encourage curiosity, appreciation and wonder with up-close animal encounters where students learn through hands-on activities and experiences, crafts, stories and games, all designed to instill a lifelong love of learning and animal conservation and care.  All education classes take place in the Gaska Family Education Wing building located a short drive from the front gate.  See map for details.  Registration for classes closes at noon one day prior to date of the class to allow teachers time to prepare.  

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