Hours: Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Thursday-Friday 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. for Night Eyes; Saturday & Sunday 1 p.m. - 8 p.m. for Night Eyes Admission: $11 Adults, $6 Child; Night Eyes Admission is $6 or $5/members
Home School Earth Day at Blank Park Zoo!
On Tuesday, April 22, Blank Park Zoo will host our first ever Home School Earth Day! In conjunction with the launch of Plant.Grow.Fly., Home School Earth Day will give children the opportunity to help pollinators like butterflies and bees thrive. This event will be fun for the whole family to enjoy!
For nearly a decade, Blank Park Zoo has offered one-of-a-kind learning opportunities for home-school families with our unique drop-off program for children of all ages. With hands-on experiences and up-close encounters with Zoo animals, the Zoo offers science-based curriculum that incorporates a broad range of themes about animals and their environment.
The Zoo offers home school classes for children ages 5-12 with about 15-20 kids per class. For older children, the Zookeeper class is for those interested in working with animals someday. This popular class is limited to eight children, giving them the opportunity to help with the daily care and feeding of the Zoo animals.
The Zoo reaches nearly 300 children per year with our home school education programs. They are such a hit that kids return year after year!
Blank Park Zoo Education Specialist Amy Kopatich says that Home School Earth Day will be a fun, new opportunity to get the entire family involved with the Zoo’s home school classes.
“This is a great way for the whole family to enjoy spending time at the Zoo and doing Plant.Grow.Fly. activities together. And, it will be a great way for the parents to meet and talk with some of their children’s teachers,” Amy says.
The activities on Home School Day will be centered around pollinators, like butterflies and bees. Stations will be set up around the Zoo for families to explore, with educators helping facilitate activities like showing children how to plant their own pollinator gardens at home. You’ll also get to see some of the Zoo’s education animals, attend keeper chats and more.
Plant.Grow.Fly. believes no effort is too small and that each and every one of us can do our part to help pollinators thrive just by planting butterfly gardens in our yards. At Home School Day, you will get a chance to learn all about this project and potentially register your garden and become a part of the butterfly mission.
Register your family for Home School Earth Day today!
Interested in learning more about home school opportunities? Find out more about Home School Earth Day, our classes or setting up your own private program around a specific theme by contacting Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education Specialist Amy Kopatich with
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