Grades 3-4

Here are the class names and description for the Potter Park Zoo 2015 Zookambi season!  

 

Around the World - AM Session // Week of June 15

Grab your passport because we’re traveling around the globe, and you don’t even need to leave your favorite zoo! Each day will bring new adventures as we fly off to different continents to explore animal and human cultures sharing various unique habitats. To make this more of an adventure, we’ll bring back some exciting zoovineers!

Leapers, Creepers - PM Session // Week of June 15

Some hoppin’ good fun is guaranteed for our adventurous campers exploring the creatures living around the pond. Not only will you get the chance to sing along with the frogs and toads, but you’ll also experience the rich world of wetlands and learn how important they are to be protected.

Wildlife Detective - AM Session // Week of June 22

Do you like a good mystery? Are following clues to find answers your thing? This is the summer camp for you! Come build your skills as a wildlife detective, and learn about the different signs that animals leave behind them. You’ll find clues to solve an animal mystery right here at the zoo. Get your magnifying glasses ready!

Zoolympics - PM Session // Week of June 22

Are you an athlete or sports fan? Want to find out who’s going to take home the gold medal in the 100 meter dash or high jump? Come learn about some of the amazing athletes of the animal kingdom and see if you can take home your own medal when you put your skills against those of the animals’ right here at Potter Park Zoo!

Vet Med Jr - AM Session // Week of June 29

Love animals? Want to be a vet or vet tech? Join us for a week of fun animal health activities!  You’ll get to use real surgical equipment and learn some of the many tasks that veterinarians have to do all the time! We might even get to take a peek at a real veterinarian at work! 

Grossology Jr. - PM Session // Week of June 29

Animals do some weird, fascinating, and completely gross things! From lizards that can shoot blood from their eyes, and regurgitating hedgehogs, you’ll investigate with us how being gross can actually be good for animals.

Join the Pack - AM Session // Week of July 13

Join the Pack will explore the lives of wolves and their amazing abilities and behaviors! Find out how wolves hunt, why they howl, and what their families are like, as well as learn about wolves that live right here in Michigan. After this class, you just might just howl with excitement!

Circle of Life - PM Session // Week of July 13

You were a baby once, and we bet you don’t look exactly the same as you used to, right? You changed as you grew up, and are still growing today! In this class we’ll answer questions like: How does a caterpillar turn into a butterfly? What do baby frogs look like? How long does it take a baby tiger to grow up? It’s going to be a week-long exploration of animal life cycles, and we want to see you there!

Beastly Tails - AM Session // Week of July 20

This is your chance to leap into the pages of picture books and see where the wild things really are! Your week will be full of exciting stories and animal interactions that will capture your imagination and provide memories to last a lifetime.

Winged Wonders- PM Session // Week of July 20

Fasten your seatbelts and prepare yourself for this fast-paced flight through the magical world of winged animals. Soar high with Potter Park Zoo as you are opened up to this world through observation, imagination, and possibly some creation. From buzzards to bats, this is a journey of new heights you don’t want to pass up!

Wild for Art- AM Session // Week of July 27

You’ve painted, used a crayon or marker before, right? Did you know that our animals have their own way of doing art right here at Potter Park Zoo? From penguins to porcupines, animals come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colors! Come be inspired by the natural beauty of our animals and create your own fantastic pieces of art. 

Survivor: Wild - PM Session // Week of July 27

Do you have what it takes to be named the ultimate survivor? See if you’re up for the challenge as you find out what makes our animals GREAT survivors in their natural habitats, and then test your own survivor skills in our daily survivor challenges. The tribe has spoken, and we want to see you join us for this Potter Park Zookambi adventure! 

Around the World - AM Session // Week of August 3

Grab your passport because we’re traveling around the globe, and you don’t even need to leave your favorite zoo! Each day will bring new adventures as we fly off to different continents to explore animal and human cultures sharing various unique habitats. To make this more of an adventure, we’ll bring back some exciting zoovineers!

Wild for Art- PM Session // Week of August 3

You’ve painted, used a crayon or marker before, right? Did you know that our animals have their own way of doing art right here at Potter Park Zoo? From penguins to porcupines, animals come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colors! Come be inspired by the natural beauty of our animals and create your own fantastic pieces of art.