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Summer Safari Schedule 2019

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Dr. Zoo Littles

Pre-K and Kindergarten

Camp Description

Walk with the animals, talk with the animals... What do animals need to live? You'll get the chance to "ask" them for yourself! Meet some amazing animals at Denver Zoo and explore what they need in order to survive. How are these the same or different from what you need? Put what you learn into action as you help care for animal homes around you!

Week Overview

Daily Schedule Subject to Change

Monday

  • Question of the Day: What do animals need to be healthy?
  • Zoo Exploration: Predator Ridge
  • In-Classroom Animal Experience: Who did I meet today?
  • Engineering Challenge: 
    • Start Animal Care Kit
    • What did you put on your care kit?

Tuesday

  • Question of the Day: How do animals use water?
  • Zoo Exploration: Toyota Elephant Passage
  • In-Classroom Animal Experience: Who did I meet today?
  • Engineering Challenge:
    • Have kids design water resources for animals to use (to add to their care kit).
    • How did you give your animal water? Why is water good for animals?

Wednesday

  • Question of the Day: How do we take care of sick, scared, or hurt animals?
  • Zoo Exploration: Pachyderms, Vultures, Penguins
  • In-Classroom Animal Experience: Who did I meet today?
  • Engineering Challenge:
    • Resources for sick or injured animals
    • What did you make to take care of a sick animal?

Thursday

  • Question of the Day: How do animals use shelter and space?
  • Zoo Exploration: Harmony Hill, Northern Shores
  • In-Classroom Animal Experience: Who did I meet today?
  • Engineering Challenge:
    • Redraw your house so that a bear could live there
    • What did you add to our house for the bear to live with us? Is it going to share your room? Your bed?

Friday

  • Question of the Day: How can we care for animals around us?
  • Zoo Exploration: Bird World, Lorikeets
  • In-Classroom Animal Experience: Who did I meet today?
  • Engineering Challenge:
    • Caring for Urban Animals
    • What did you make for the animals outside? Do you think they liked it? Which animals visited?

Taking It Home

Using what you learned, how would you care for your animals at home and provide them with what they need?

Reminders

  • We go outside every day, so dress for weather.
  • Drop-offs (8:45 – 9:15 AM and 12:45 – 1:15 PM) and pick-ups (11:50 – 12:10 and 3:45 – 4:15 PM) will be at the Special Programs Gate (Gate 1). However, Early or Late Care pick-ups and drop-offs will enter through the zoo’s main entrance.
  • You will need to bring an ID every day for pick-up.
  • Half-day campers do not need to bring a lunch.

Snacks

Full-day campers get two snacks per day; half-day campers get one. Morning and afternoon snacks will rotate from the daily options below.

Monday

Goldfish Crackers, String Cheese, Juice
Snack Mix, Applesauce, Water

Tuesday

Graham Crackers, Grapes, Water
Clementine’s (through June), Carrots (after June), Water

Wednesday

Applesauce, Cheddar Cheese, Water
Snack mix, Carrots, Water

Thursday

Grapes, Snack Mix, Water
Popsicle, Water

Friday

Goldfish Crackers, String Cheese, Juice
Ice Cream Sandwich (or Popsicle), Water

* These vary between graham crackers, animal crackers, and goldfish crackers. Menu items are subject to substitution. View snack ingredients on our website, or click HERE.

Contact Us

If your camper liked Summer Safari, they will LOVE Fall, Winter, and Spring Safari Mini-Camps! When school is out, Safari Camp is in! These camps run from November through March. There’s a Safari for every season!