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. Preregistration is not necessary.
Classes will be held in the Gary Clarke Living Classroom, unless otherwise notified.
The dates and themes for the 2014-2015 school year are as follows:
September 17th: Animal Laborers
October 15th: Animal Trickery
November 19th: Camouflage
December 17th: Animal Feet
January 21st: Tracks and Scat
February 18th: Untouchables
March 25th *(4th Wednesday)*: Animal Babies
April 15th: Pollination and Conservation
May 20th: Plants, Predators, and Prey
For more information, please contact the Education Department at 785-368-9137 or RRost@Topeka.org.