August 4, 2018
Young children are natural scientists; curious about the world and how it works. You can foster that sense of wonder and curiosity at the Utica Zoo’s preschool STEM Academy. We will introduce your little leaners to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) by engaging them in age appropriate activities that focus on conservation, habitats, and animals. Classes will be interactive and may include live animal encounters, stories, crafts, activities and nature play.
Zoo Adventure classes are geared towards learners ages 3 to 5 but younger siblings are welcome. The fun starts at 10:30am in the Auditorium. The cost is $7.00/child for members, $7.00/child plus admission for non-members. $5.00 for any additional child. Save money and pay for a full session up front at a discounted rate! Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register your child, contact Mary Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or (315) 738-0472 ext. 26.
Thursday, September 13, 2018 – Barking up the Right Tree
Investigate the forest world and the plants and animals that call it home. Meet a porcupine and owl, make leaf and bark rubbing and visit a busy tree. We will be building a zoo school tree so be sure to stop in and hang your leaf on it.
Thursday, September 27, 2018 – Flying South
What do you do when your feathers start to freeze? Fly south for the winter!
Join zoo educators and a few of our migrating friends to learn all about the animals that head south for the winter. Make a bird and nest to take home.
Thursday, October 11, 2018 – Going Nuts
Get ready to be a squirrel and gather nuts for the winter. Fall is a busy time for animals that stay around for the winter. We will be scurrying around the zoo searching for acorns and meeting a few animals that are also busy getting ready for winter.
Early Winter Session – Healthy Holidays
Thursday, November 1, 2018 – Pumpkin Pandemonium
Pumpkins will rule the day as we investigate who eats pumpkins and make some pumpkin treats for a few of our animals. Make a pumpkin turkey to take home.
Thursday, November 15, 2018 – Talking Turkey
Poor Terrence Turkey is stuck in a tree! Join us to learn all about turkeys and help Terrence out of the tree.
Thursday, November 29, 2018 – Snowflakes
Did you know that no two snowflakes are the same? The same can be said about the stripes and spots on many animals. Come to see how animals use those spots and stripes to blend into their habitat. We will also try our hand at making Snow!
Thursday, December 13, 2018 – Making Tracks
Join us at the zoo as we follow some animal tracks and see what kind of animals were walking around the zoo at night. Make a track book to take home with you.
Winter Session – Lets Escape
Thursday, January 3, 2018 – Rainforests
Thursday, January 17, 2018 – Savannas
Thursday, January 31, 2018 – Deserts
Thursday, February 14, 2018 – Tidal Pools
Join us as we transform our classroom into an exploration center just for your toddler. Each session will have themed activities, discovery stations, and new animals to meet! The fun starts at 10:30am in the Auditorium. The cost is $7.00/Child for members, $7.00/child plus admission for non-members. $5.00 for any additional child. Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register your child, contact Mary Hall at email@example.com or (315) 738-0472 ext. 26.
Friday, September 21, 2018 – Birds, Birds, Birds!
Feather painting, feathered friends and fun, fun, fun!
Poe the chicken and Grace the Owl
Friday, October 12, 2018 – Turtle Time
Terrific turtles, terrestrial tortoises and terrapins too.
Bob the Sulcata tortoise and Betty the Box Turtle
Friday, November 16, 2018 – Leaping Lizards
Lots of lovable lizards!
Spike the Bearded Dragon and Winston the blue tongued skink
Friday, December 14, 2018 – At Home in a tree
Who lives in the Busy Tree? Pine cones, porcupines and Peacocks.
Widget the American porcupine and Stick Bugs
*NEW* this year is the opportunity to download and print program materials for review at any time!
Click Here to download each week’s materials. (Note: Materials will not be available until after each class)
Session 1: K through 2nd Grade – Class begins at 11:00am. Homeschoolers must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.
Session 2: 3rd Grade & Up – Class begins at 1:00pm. Students may be dropped off.
The cost is $7.00/child for members, $7.00/child plus admission for non-members. $5.00 for any additional child.
Save money and pay for a full session up front at a discounted rate! Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register your child, Contact Nicolette Hajdasz at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 315-738-0472 ext. 34.
September 20th – Introduction to program & Classification Stations
October 25th – Preparing for Winter
November 8th – Animal Coverings
December 6th – What’s that Track?!
January 24th – Hopping into the New Year!
February 28th – Wetland Wonders
March 21st – Endangered or Invasive?
April 25th – TBA
May 23rd – TBA
June 13th – TBA