Wild Child is a drop-off pre-school zoo experience for ages 4 and 5 at The Zoo. During each session, participants will engage with the two-time national award winning Kids Go Wild curriculum. Children will participate in an activity with a literacy component as well as a STEAM component. Children will leave each session with a written or drawn explanation of what they learned that day. Each session includes a chance for participants to meet an animal ambassador that coincides with the program topic.
Cost per participant:
Members: $25 per session OR $90 for all 4 ($10 discount)
NonMembers: $30 per session OR $110 for all 4 ($10 discount)
Limit: 10 children per session date.
Session dates and topics:
October 12, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Theme: adaptations - An education staff member will lead an interactive activity and discussion that relates to both physical and behavioral adaptations of various species of animals.
October 26, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Theme: herbivores, omnivores, and carnivores – An education staff member will provide various bags containing a series of replica skulls from different animals to discuss the differences between herbivores, omnivores, and carnivores. Participants will be able to touch and interact with the skulls. If you book this program, please keep the presentation of the replica skulls a secret leading up to the program!
November 2, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Theme: all about bugs An education staff member will lead an interactive musical activity to teach students about the parts of a bug. Students will get their creative brains working to create their own unique bug with appropriate parts.
November 16, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Theme: winter changes - An education staff member will lead an interactive activity and discussion that relates to the changes various animals go through to prepare and survive winter.
Make checks payable to: Forest Park Zoological Society
Mail completed registration packets to:
The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center
c/o: Caroline Cay Adams
P.O. Box 80295
Springfield, MA 01138-0295
Phone: 413-733-2251, ext. 923