Member Registration begins – March 11, 2019
Non-Member Registration begins – March 18, 2019
2019 SUMMER ZOOFARI SCHEDULE
Week 1: July 8 – 12
Week 2: July 15 – 19
Week 3: July 22 – 26
Week 4: July 29 – August 2
Week 5 – Aug 5 – 9
Week 6 – Aug 12 – 16
Week 7 – Aug 19 – 23
WEEKLY TOPICS WE WILL EXPLORE
Session #1 (July 8 – July 12) Herp, Herp, Hooray
The zoo is packed with amphibians and reptiles from all over the world. Learn what has herpetologists so excited to study these animals as you delve into the world of turtles, tortoises, lizards, salamanders, frogs, newts and crocodiles. There is no shortage of discovery and conservation awareness as we explore some of the over 18,000 species of reptiles and amphibians.
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Session #2 (July 15 – 19) Island Hopping
We are ready to learn about islands and archipelagos all around the world including our own Staten Island! Animals that live in these isolated places have unique adaptations and can only be found on their home islands. Australia, Madagascar and Indonesia are among the many different areas we will explore.
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Session #3 (July 22 – 26) Moving and Grooving
Getting from one place to another (locomotion) is different for almost every species. Let’s see how it all happens this week at the zoo. Migration keeps some species alive so let’s learn to move like your life depends on it! Slither, swim, hop and brachiate your way into the zoo for a week of soaring and diving across the globe.
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Session #4 (July 29 – Aug.2) Desert Adventure
Did you know that deserts make up 1/3 of our planet’s land mass? Deserts are a world of extremes; both in temperature and the adaptations of the animals that live there. Explore deserts from every continent and learn about the animals and plants that call a desert home.
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Session #5 (Aug. 5 – 9) Coming Down the Mountain
From the highest mountains to sea level, this week looks at the animals and ecosystems that live along the way. We will follow a changing landscape and learn about the animals that live at different elevations. The biodiversity of the planet is supported by these many mountains, forests, lakes and plains. The importance of our freshwater systems as they meander to the ocean will be our guide as we explore the trip down the mountain.
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Session #6 (Aug. 12 – 16) Eco-Rangers
Join the zoo on our conservation crusade to save and protect animal habitats. We will explore some of the biggest threats to our planet, look at current trends in conservation and partake in positive action plans and citizen science programs where YOU can work with scientists in helping the future of our planet. Sometimes the littlest people can make the biggest difference!
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Session #7 (Aug. 19 – 23) Forest FUNdamentals
Spend a week at the zoo exploring the different forests that can be found on our planet. Icy taiga forests, steamy tropical forests and our own deciduous forests offer unique habitats for animals and trees. We will climb to great heights looking at some of the tallest trees and get down into the soil of our forest floors. This experience in forestry will “leaf” you wanting to hug a tree.
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