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SPRING BREAK CAMP at the ZOO

April 16-18, 2019

Mill Mountain Zoo’s Spring Break Zoo Venture is back!  As in years past, each day has a special theme and is chocked full of fun and educational activities. There will be hands-on interactions with animals, guided zoo tours, games, art activities, stories and more.  To make it easy for any schedule, parents can pick and choose half days or full days and can enroll their children in one day or in all three! To volunteer to help, RSVP to Bambi Godkin bgodkin@mmzoo.org

Tuesday, April 16-Eew, That’s Gross!
Scent marking, regurgitation, eating your own skin and even eating your own…dare we say it?  Poo!  These are just a few of the behaviors animals can engage in that people may find pretty yucky.  Campers will spend the day learning why these behaviors are so important and how they actually help animals survive.

Wednesday, April 17-Extreme Animals
Many animals have amazing abilities that allow them to do extreme things.  How does a snow leopard stay warm in cold mountain temperatures?  What helps certain animals feel so at home in the water?  Campers will explore these adaptations and many others that allow animals to live and thrive in extreme conditions and do extreme things.

Thursday, April 18-Animal Detectives
What makes a bird a bird or a mammal a mammal?  Do reptiles always have scales?  Campers will learn about how animals are classified and use their detective skills to identify various animals at the zoo.