FALCONERS

Families of Autistic Learners Connecting Empathy, Responsibility and Stewardship

Potter Park Zoo is pleased to announce that our program for autistic learners and their families has been expanded to include children with other special needs. FALCONERS is designed to allow not just autistic or other special needs learners, but their whole family to have an enriching educational experience in a safe and welcoming environment. There will be one event per month throughout 2017.

  • Inclusive for the entire family/support group!
  • Up close experiences with ambassador animals!
  • Each session includes hands-on stewardship activity
  • Safe, welcoming environment
  • This program will be shared with other institutions in the community!


 

Scheduled Events

FALCONERS November 2017- Getting Ready for Winter

Join us on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. as we help the zoo prepare  for winter!  We will have a couple of stewardship projects for participants, including making special ornaments and decorating trees that will be on display throughout the holiday season.  We’ll also have hands-on activity stations so we can learn about how animals get ready for winter.  Most activities will take place outside, so please dress for the weather.  Hot chocolate, coffee and snacks will be provided.

Please pre-register to get free admission to the zoo and access to the activities.  Please note that the concession stands and gift shop will be closed.

To register for the Saturday, Nov. 4 event, please click here.

 

FALCONERS Wonderland of Lights

Potter Park Zoo is pleased to present a special, sensory-friendly Wonderland of Lights experience just for FALCONERS!  Join us Tuesday, Dec. 5 from 5 – 8 p.m. for this fantastic family event.  Thousands of lights will create extraordinary animal exhibits and holiday displays.  There will be cookies, crafts, and animal encounters to enjoy.  We will also provide a light dinner and hot chocolate for all participants.

Please pre-register to get free admission to the zoo and access to the activities.  Please note that the concession stands and gift shop will be closed.

To register for the Tuesday, Dec. 5 event, please click here.