Grades 8-12

Here are the class names and description for the Potter Park Zoo 2014 Zookambi season! 


This summer, Potter Park Zoo is offering two exciting high school programs aimed at 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. These unique experiences will be limited to 16 students per class. DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE and sign up now!

Animal Ecology - AM Session // Week of June 16 - NEW!

How do animals use their exhibits to their advantage? In what way do animals interact with the zoo environment and in their native ecosystem? Young and talented aspiring zoologists (that’s YOU!) will examine environmental and physiological factors that affect the animals. Data from our Potter Park Zookeepers about the animals will be examined to aid your understanding of the animals’ lives.

Animal Behavior - PM Session // Week of June 16 - NEW!

What does an animal do all day? Without video games and smart phones, there have to be some activities animals do to stay busy. Following the scientific process, aspiring zoologists (hey, that’s YOU again!) will observe animals to analyze their behavior. Visits by professional zoologists and zookeepers will enhance your experience in this program by sharing their own research. Sounds better than any smart phone app, right? 

Animal Ecology - AM Session // Week of July 21 - NEW!

How do animals use their exhibits to their advantage? In what way do animals interact with the zoo environment and in their native ecosystem? Young and talented aspiring zoologists (that’s YOU!) will examine environmental and physiological factors that affect the animals. Data from our Potter Park Zookeepers about the animals will be examined to aid your understanding of the animals’ lives.

Animal Behavior - PM Session // Week of July 21 - NEW!

What does an animal do all day? Without video games and smart phones, there have to be some activities animals do to stay busy. Following the scientific process, aspiring zoologists (hey, that’s YOU again!) will observe animals to analyze their behavior. Visits by professional zoologists and zookeepers will enhance your experience in this program by sharing their own research. Sounds better than any smart phone app, right? 

Full Day Classes - ALL Grades


U.S. of Animals - 3 full days // Week of June 30 - NEW!

Oh say can you see…that eagle up in that tree? Animals represent and inspire us. Their images appear on flags, stamps and even money because of their majestic qualities such as strength, courage, and nobility. Join our Bald Eagles as we explore symbolic animals during the week we celebrate our independence!