Turtle Back Zoo is an amazing classroom! Our Out of School at the Zoo: Zoo Club offers students an opportunity to participate in animal and conservation themed programs and projects that facilitate scientific literacy and life-long environmental stewardship. Available to students in grades 1 through 5. The program includes a visit into the Zoo or South Mountain Reservation as weather permits and a live animal presentation.
Session 4: Animals in your backyard – When you look out your window, what do you see? Birds chirping, squirrels climbing trees, and people going about their business. But, there is more to your community than meets the eye. Join us as we take a look at the lives of our animal neighbors and how they interact with our community and each other.
Drop-off is at the Berson Education Center as early as 3pm, but no later than 3:45pm (we will be leaving the building after that). Pick-up time is between 6pm and 6:30pm; late pick-ups after 6:30pm will incur a fee of $10 for every 15 minutes late. Your child can come straight from school – we have a classroom where they can safely leave school gear while out in the Zoo or Reservation. We will provide a snack of fresh fruit and veggies, but you may provide other snacks for your child as needed; refrain from including common allergenic foods such as tree nuts, etc. Please make sure that your child has a refillable water bottle and is comfortably dressed to spend time outside. We will go outside, rain or shine or snow, unless there is thunder or lightening.