Why Conservation is Important
Potawatomi Zoo introduces scouts of all levels and ages to conservation as they learn about the importance of conservation through hand-son activities, animal encounters with endangered species, and a zoo scavenger hunt! After completing the program, each scout will earn a Potawatomi Zoo Conservation Scouts patch!
Conservation Scout Programs are available from April through November during normal zoo hours (10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) with a 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. option available on weekdays to accommodate afterschool programs. To schedule or inquire about a Conservation Scout Program please contact the Potawatomi Zoo Education Department at (574) 235-762 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost of a Conservation Scout program is $10 per Scout with one chaperone for every five Scouts admitted free. There is a minimum of five Scouts per program or equivalent payment if fewer Scouts are present. Additional adult chaperones are $8 each.
To maximize the Scouts’ experience, the Education Department does not allow siblings or other family members in Conservation Scout Programs. Families may visit the zoo during the program and then meet up with the Scouts following the program. Due to classroom space, programs are limited to 40 people..