zoo classes

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My daughter takes classes for homeschoolers at our zoo, and each time she gets an award certificate from the education department. We do occasional behind the scenes tours with the keepers, but this is a different program specifically designed for area homeschoolers. It’s way better than reading about the topic in a text, because the zoo has animals on hand (and skeletons of them-ew) to observe and touch/pet. After one of her other classes she totally creeped me out because she said they let the kids handle those GIANT cockroaches. I have the heebie-jeebies just typing that. The St. Louis Zoo is one of the top-rated zoos in the world, but others zoos probably have similar programs. If you homeschool, it’s worth investigating.

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3 thoughts on “zoo classes

  1. Other than the cockroaches (ugh! shudder!), that sounds so incredibly cool. I used to take Max to the zoo in Amsterdam regularly, which has quite a large “learning” area, but with the addition of each child, those sort of outings became ever more difficult. Now, though, with Nicky and Rowen old enough to occassionally obey me … it might be worth trying again.

  2. Wow that is great experience for the kids. Definitely better than reading about the different animals.

  3. Wow that is great experience for the kids. Definitely better than reading about the different animals.

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