Did You Know?
Snow Leopards have powerful legs and are tremendous leapers, able to jump as far as 50 feet!
This summer Potter Park Zoo is offering an introduction to animal research in zoos to budding zoologists entering grades 8 through 12. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice observational research skills and data analysis used by zoologists in the field. Visits by professional zoologists will enhance the program by sharing some of their research. These unique experiences will be limited to 16 students per class.
What does an animal do all day? How do animals utilize their exhibit? What changes could be made to the exhibit? Following the scientific method, aspiring zoologists will observe animals and develop ethograms to analyze physical and environmental behaviors of animals.
June 17-21, 2013 1:00pm-4:00pm OR
July 22-26, 2013 9:00am-12:00pm
NEW! Zoo Stats
How does a zookeeper monitor an animal’s food intake? What can they learn from that information? What other statistics are needed to successfully run a zoo? Calculating zoologists will utilize data from a variety of zoo personnel to examine the business of caring for animals and running a healthy zoo.
June 17-21, 2013 9:00am-12:00pm OR
July 22-26, 2013 1:00pm-4:00pm
Combine classes for an all day experience!
June 17-21: Zoo Stats in the morning, Animal Behavior in the afternoon
July 22-26: Animal Behavior in the morning, Zoo Stats in the afternoon
Due to limited class size, we require that all potential participants fill out an application.
Cost per half-day class: $75 for members of Potter Park Zoological Society
$90 for non-members