Eco-Family Programs 2019

Family Frogwatch
Sat., March 23rd • 7-8:30pm

Hop your way to the zoo for an introduction to FrogWatch, a citizen science program that helps study the health of our wetlands by monitoring frog & toad populations. Join our educators as we get up close and personal with some froggy friends and go out to look and listen for these amazing amphibians!

This is a free program, but registration is required.
Worm Composting Workshop
Sat., April 27th • 11am-12:30pm
Interested in reducing your impact on the environment while turning your waste into wonderful gardening gold? Join zoo educators for a DIY workshop where you will learn all about the amazing benefits of vermicomposting and the step by step instructions on how to set one up at home.

$5 donation covers cost of supplies
Registration opens 4/1.
Horticulture Walk with Mark
Sat., May 11th • 11am-12pm
Calling all green thumbs! Join our grounds & horticulture specialist for a guided tour of our gardens around the zoo. Learn all about the native plants and eco-friendly practices that are being used to make a positive impact on the local environment, and how you can do the same at home.

This is a free program, but registration is required. Registration opens 4/1.
Blooms & Bees
Sat., May 11th • 1-2:30pm

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Mother Nature! Explore the amazing spring flowers found throughout the zoo and learn about the buzzing beneficial bugs that make these blooms possible. With the help of zoo educators, you’ll get a chance to get your hands dirty and pot your own native plant to take home.


This is a free program, but registration is required. Registration opens 4/1.
Invaders! Hike & Clean Up
Sat., May 25th • 11am-12pm

The spotted lanternfly, multi-flora rose, oriental bittersweet…these invasive species are taking over, and we need your help! Zoo educators will identify these intruders and help you learn how they are affecting our native species. You can even get some natural stress relief by aiding in invasive plant removal from zoo property!

This is a free program, but registration is required. Registration opens 5/1.
Raptor Nest Box Workshop
Sat., June 8th • 3-4:30pm
Help educators construct nest boxes for the Eastern Screech Owl and the American kestrel, some of our smallest native birds of prey! Whether you’re interested in improving the habitat on your own property, or just want to help the zoo in conservation efforts of our local cavity-nesting raptors, this hands on workshop will provide materials and information to get started in a nest box monitoring program.

$5 donation covers the cost of supplies. Registration opens 5/1.
Zookeeper Olympics
Sat., July 27th • 10:30am

Do you have what it takes to work at the zoo? Can you lift up an eagle, hit the target with a hose, and deliver the right diet to each animal? Come find out by joining our educators and other staff in some fun, family friendly challenges in celebration of National Zookeeper Week!

This is a free program, but registration is required. Registration opens 7/1.
Stony Creek Stream Clean
Sat., August 10th • 1-2:30pm

Jump in with both feet and become an enviro-hero by helping zoo educators cleanup & explore Stoney Creek. Make a splash as you search for tiny critters that call the creek home, and help improve the health of the watershed by creating a cleaner habitat for both humans and wildlife!

This is a free program, but registration is required. Registration opens 7/1.
Monarch Watch
Sat., September 28th • 1-2:30pm

Join educators for this important citizen science program to learn all about the beautiful and endangered Monarch butterfly! Get a firsthand look at the different life stages of this insect, tag adult Monarchs for their migration to Mexico, and learn how you can provide butterfly habitat in your own backyard!


This is a free program, but registration is required. Registration opens 9/1.
Bat Box Workshop
Sat., October 5th • 5-6pm

These nocturnal creatures of the night are often misunderstood, but they act as valuable predators to many insects, including mosquitos! Join educators as we build bat roosting boxes to set up around the zoo property, and build your own to encourage bats to visit your backyard!

$5 donation covers the cost for one bat box. Registration opens 9/1.
Owl Prowl
Sat., November 9th • 6-7pm

Whooo’s awake in the dark at the zoo? Join educators for a night hike to explore the sleeping forest, listen for some nocturnal feathered friends, and experience a close encounter with one of our ambassador owls.



This is a free program, but registration is required. Registration opens 10/1.