Eco-Family Programs 2021

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BioBlitz
Sat., August 21 • 10:00am-12:00pm

Do you like a good scavenger hunt? Are you an expert at “I-Spy”? Put your skills to the test and help educators conduct a survey of the many plants and animals that live on the undeveloped portion of the zoo property! A bioblitz is a citizen-science effort to record as many species within a designated location and time period as possible. This program is open to all ages and experience levels; we will utilize the iNaturalist app to assist us, so you don't have to be an expert! Spend a day out in nature and help us better understand our local habitats! Registration is required.
Monarch Watch
Sat., September 18 • 3:00pm-4:30pm

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! Registration is required.
Monarch Watch
Sun., September 19 • 3:00pm-4:30pm

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! Registration is required.
Celebrate Bats
Fri., October 22 • 5:00pm-6:30pm

Bat Week is an international, annual celebration designed to raise awareness about the need for bat conservation. Bats are amazing creatures that are vital to the health of our natural world and economy. These nocturnal creatures are often misunderstood, but they act as valuable predators to many insects, including mosquitos! Join educators as we kick off this celebration with hands on activities, games and an up close look at these creatures of the night! Registration is required.
Owl Prowl
Sat., November 20 • 6:00pm-7:30pm

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. Be sure to dress warm and put on your best listening ears! Registration is required.
Natural Wreath Making Workshop
Sat., December 4 • 1:00pm-3:00pm

Welcome the holiday season with your own natural wreath! By using leftover branches from trees that would ordinarily be thrown out, you can create a festive and beautiful decoration without the environmental impact! Join us to make a wreath you can bring home. We will provide the evergreen branches, frame, decorations and wire, you bring your creativity! Registration is required. $10 per wreath.

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