This spring, the Potawatomi Zoo’s EdZOOcation program is offering Spring Break camp for children ages 6-9, as well as classes for children ages 3-12, adults 18 and up, and families. All camps and classes require pre-registration at www.potawatomizoo.org/edzoocation.
“My goal is to have educational opportunities for all ages,” explains Skye Hoffman, Education Curator at the Potawatomi Zoo. “We have a week-long spring break camp for children, day camps for adults, day classes for children and adults, and Evening Safari classes for families. Whatever your interest, we hope you’ll find something new to learn at the Zoo this spring.”
Education programs are split up into age categories, and all programs include age-appropriate activities, lessons, and animal experiences.
Spring Break camp is for children ages 6-9. Spring Break camp is April 6 through April 10, 9 am to 3 pm every day, with before and after care options available. The cost for a five-day camp is $165 for Zoo members and $180 for non-members. Campers will learn about pollinator species that help plants grow and why they’re so important to the ecosystem, plus gather resources to start a pollinator garden at home.
Tiny Explorers classes are for children ages 3-4. They are one hour and start at 10 am. Dates this year are March 7, 10, 31, April 4, 14, 28, and May 2, 5, 30. The cost for each class is $12 for Zoo members and $17 for non-members. Registration for Tiny Explorers includes one child and one adult. These classes focus on some ways animals travel: on the ground, in the air, or through the water. Each topic repeats three times per month.
Junior Naturalists classes are for children ages 5-6. They are 90 minutes and start at 10 am on March 14, April 25, and May 9. The cost for each class is $10 for Zoo members and $15 for non-members. Each class will focus on a different animal: bobcats, rhinos, and tortoises.