This program is designed to provide an up close and personal encounter with science concepts, vocabulary, and interactions with the zoo. Home school groups are the largest population served, although the program is open to anyone. Discovery School is offered the third Wednesday of each month during the school year from 1:00-3:00pm. The first hour of the class is a live animal education program, with the second hour being some sort of zoo-related activity. Parents are expected to stay for each class.
The cost is $5.00 per child, applying to ages 3+. (You are still responsible for paying admission as well.) These classes are designed to benefit any child–from preschool through high school. Classes will be held in the Gary Clarke Living Classroom, unless otherwise notified.
Pre-registration is required for the September class only. You do not need to pre-register for classes in October-May.
The dates and themes for the 2015-2016 school year are as follows:
September 15th and 16th: Monarch Butterflies* –> CLASSES FULL. Contact 785-368-9137 to be placed on the waiting list. If you did not get pre-registered in time for this event, please join us for the October class. It is only the September class that required pre-registration.
October 21st: Palm Oil
November 18th: Keystone Species
December 16th: Recycling
January 20th: Habitat Loss
February 17th: Human/Animal Conflict
March 23rd *(4th Wednesday)*: Native Species
April 20th: Invasive Species
May 18th: What You Can Do and Why It’s Important
For more information, please contact the Education Department at 785-368-9137 or RRost@Topeka.org.