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Southwick's Zoo

2 Southwick Street

Mendon, MA 01756

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Event description
Junior Zookeeping is a one of a kind experience for children interested in learning more about animals and their care!

About this event

Each session runs from 9:00am to 11:30am*

*July 26, 27, 28, 29, & 30 sessions will take place 1:00pm-3:30pm

EARTH Ltd works with Southwick’s Zoo to provide this interactive program which allows children the opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at how animals are cared for here at the zoo and what it takes to be a zookeeper. Junior Zookeepers assist our animal care team with diet preparation, create enrichment, and more!

Pricing per session

Non-Members: $75/child EARTH Members: $60/child

Note to members: To receive your member discount, click “enter promo code” when you register. Your code is the first 5 letters of your last name + the first 2 letters of your first name. Example: John Smith’s code would be SMITHJO. If your last name is fewer than 5 letters, just use your full last name + the first 2 letters of your first name, Jane Doe’s code would be DOEJA.

Program Notes:

  • Children must be registered online at least 24 hours in advance. Full payment is due at the time of registration.
  • Each session has a limited number of spots available.
  • Please read carefully and make sure you are registering your child for the appropriate age group. Each session is for a specific age group. If you register a child for the incorrect age group, your registration will be canceled and refunded.
  • We recommend that children participating wear appropriate footwear, such as sneakers, for walking around the zoo.
  • Children should bring a small backpack or other bag to carry a water bottle and snack.
  • Pick up and drop off for Junior Zookeeping will be by the picnic tables near the parking lot.
  • Please remember that this is a program for children, and parents do not accompany and participate during sessions. Junior Zookeeping does not include zoo admission or early entry into the zoo for the parents/guardians of participating children, however parents are welcome to explore the zoo as a paid guest after the zoo opens at 10:00am.

Topics:

Herbivores

What does a rhino eat? How do you care for a giraffe? What is the softest herbivore in the world? What does a porcupine like to play with? Come learn about our plant-eating pals and help plan their diet, make them some enrichment, and get an up-close and personal hands on experience with some of our favorite herbivores!

Carnivores

Meat is on the menu! What does a lion love? What does a coati crave? What does a snake snack on? Learn how we feed our carnivorous critters and help us make them some lunch. You will also learn how the keepers entertain some of our smartest and most dangerous animals by making them enrichment. You’ll even get a chance to interact with some of our sharp toothed inhabitants.

Primates

Help us make enrichment for our monkeys to monkey around with. Pick out produce for our Patas monkeys. Primates are our closest relatives, learn how much they are like us and how they are different.

Birds

Birds are some of the smartest animals in the Animal Kingdom, so what exactly does it take to care for the closest living relatives of the dinosaurs? Why don’t they fly away? How can they talk? What can we tell about a bird by its beak? Break out of your shell and help us care for our fascinating feathered friends.

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Location

Southwick's Zoo

2 Southwick Street

Mendon, MA 01756

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Organizer EARTH Limited at Southwick's Zoo

Organizer of 2021 Junior Zookeeping

EARTH stands for Environmental Awareness of Resources and Threatened Habitats. EARTH is a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit organization based in Southwick's Zoo in Mendon, MA. EARTH's mission is to provide environmental and conservation education with an emphasis on animal ecology, endangered species and threatened habitats.

 

Inspiring commitment to protect and conserve our planet and our future.

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