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EDUCATION

Homeschool

Brevard Zoo's Mission

"Wildlife Conservation Through Education and Participation"


 JR. ZOO CREW: HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM

For children ages 5 to 12

Jr. Zoo Crew offers a unique opportunity for homeschool students to explore interesting and current topics in science and conservation. Each module is themed and classes are held from 2 to 4 PM.  Ages 9 to 12 is drop-off and ages 5 to 8 is optional drop-off. Monday classes are held simultaneous and are separated by age.  A minimum enrollment of 10 paying participants is required to run. Click HERE for a flyer. See our Educator or Family Workshops for more fun! 

Ages 5 to 8 & 9 to 12
2 to 4 PM

Cost: per student
$15 Member | $25 Non‐Members.

Registration coming May 23!

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JR. ZOO CREW CLASS DESCRIPTION & GALLERY

  • Let's Rock

    Sept. 10 (ages 5 – 8 & 9 – 12) Sept. 11 (ages 5 – 8)

    Take a journey from the Appalachian Mountains to the beaches of Florida! We’ll use scientific tools and methods to learn about the minerals of these regions and explore the life cycles of rocks.

  • Animal Myth Busters

    October 8 (ages 5 – 8 & 9 – 12) October 9 (ages 5 – 8)

    Do frogs give you warts? Do bats suck your blood? Do ostriches bury their heads in the sand? Find out if these and other age-old animal myths are true or false! This program compliments our November Night Hike, but is not a requirement.

  • Creatures of the Night

    Special Time! 5 – 7 pm Nov. 12 (ages 5 – 8 & 9 – 12) Nov. 13 (ages 5 – 8)

    Ever wonder about the nocturnal world? Want to know what these animals do while we sleep? Experience the sights and sounds of the Zoo at night, while discovering the adaptations needed to survive in the dark.

  • Wildlife in Danger

    December 10 (ages 5 – 8 & 9 – 12) December 11 (ages 5 – 8)

    Learn about endangered animals, what we can do, and how zoos and aquariums are working together to bring these creatures back from the brink.

  • Say Whaaaat Animal Communication

    January 14 (ages 5 – 8 & 9 – 12) January 15 (ages 5 – 8)

    Squeak, snort, growl, grunt—what does it all mean? Are they just noises or are animals trying to tell us something?

  • Animal Super Senses

    February 11 (ages 5 – 8 & 9 – 12) February 12 (ages 5 – 8)

    Meet the animals that inspired some of your favorite superheroes and learn how scientists use their “super senses” to create new technology!

  • March Madness

    March 11 (ages 5 – 8 & 9 – 12) March 12 (ages 5 – 8)

    Unleash your inner mad scientist through hands-on experimentation and the scientific method. It’s sure to be mad, mad fun!

  • Shark Week

    April 8 (ages 5 – 8 & 9 – 12) April 9 (ages 5 – 8)

    Think you know everything there is to know about sharks? Dive in for a closer look at these amazing creatures, see how they’re classified and meet their prehistoric relatives!

  • Indian River Lagoon Exploration Day

    April Offsite 9:30 am - 1pm Friday, April 26 (ages 9 – 12)

    Spend the day as a marine biologist in the Indian River Lagoon! Search for fascinating creatures and use scientific tools to conduct water quality measurements.

  • Fall Homeschool Day

    August 20, 2018! Limited tickets are available!

    Kick off the school year right by exploring the learning opportunities offered by the Zoo and other local organizations! This special event includes hands-on activities, exciting animal presentations, a train ride and Zoo admission.


EXCLUSIVE JR. ZOO CREW EVENTS

HOMESCHOOL DAY
AUGUST 20
Families | 9 AM to 3 PM | Members $4, Non-Members $8 Child & $10 Adult

Join us for Homeschool Day and explore the many learning opportunities offered by Brevard Zoo and other local educational organizations!  This special event includes introduction to Brevard Zoo’s Homeschool programming, special animal presentations, hands-on activities presented by local organizations and Zoo admission.  Register early as space is limited! Registration opens June 1, 2018.

INDIAN RIVER LAGOON EXPLORATION DAY
APRIL 26, 2019
Ages 9 to 12 | 9 AM to 1 PM

Join us for a day as a marine scientist, exploring the Indian River Lagoon.  Using scientific instruments, we will be conducting water quality measurements to be entered into a real scientific data base as well as seining for marine life.


JR. ZOO CREW GALLERY

  • Indian River Lagoon Exploration Day!

    Indian River Lagoon Exploration Day for homeschoolers is fantastic! Hope to see you at the lagoon! Limited tickets are available, purchase your tickets early!

  • Oh My!

    Special keeper talks and more!

  • Homeschool Program

    In this microscopic lesson we collected and identified aquatic animals and peeked into the world of microscopic organisms.

  • Up-close animal encounters

  • Fall Homeschool Day

    August 20, 2018! Limited tickets are available!

    Kick off the school year right by exploring the learning opportunities offered by the Zoo and other local organizations! This special event includes hands-on activities, exciting animal presentations, a train ride and Zoo admission.


PRIVATE OVERNIGHT ADVENTURES FOR HOMESCHOOL GROUPS

Do you belong to a homeschool group and want to do something unique and educational with your group? Plan your own private overnight at the Zoo and experience one of the WILDEST places around! Ages 5 and up (with parent or caregiver). To reserve a date, call 321.254.9453 x252 or email edprograms@brevardzoo.org.

Cost per participant:
Members $35 | Non-Members $45
One FREE Adult per 10 youth


COME GROW WITH US…

YOUTH ENVIRONMENTAL SUMMIT
JULY 21, 2018 | 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
$15 per participant, includes event and lunch!
Each year the Zoo Teens organize a Youth Environmental Summit.  Their goal is to empower youth from across Florida, ages 12-18, to play an active role in conservation by providing them with information and tools. Attendees discuss environmental concerns, attend workshops and participate in hands-on projects. Click HERE for registration and more information. Space is limited!

FROGWATCH
Are you interested in becoming a citizen scientist? Would you like to be a part of a nationwide conservation effort? Or do you simply want to help save frogs? Then consider signing up for a FrogWatch USA training session! No previous experience or expertise necessary! FrogWatch trainees will learn how to identify local frog and toad species by their calls as well as learn about amphibian biology, amphibian conservation and wetlands. If you hear frogs and toads calling at home you could monitor your own backyard!  Learn more.

 

 

We reserve the right to combine or cancel education programs due
to certain circumstances. If this occurs participants will be notified.

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321.254.9453 x252
edprograms@brevardzoo.org


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CONTACT BREVARD ZOO

8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940

phone: 321.254.9453

fax: 321.259.5966

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