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Southwick's Zoo

2 Southwick Street

Mendon, MA 01756

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This program is for teens interested in learning about careers in biology, zoology, or similar fields.

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Teen Zoology

Grades 7-10

July 5-8: 9:00am-4:00pm

$395 Non-Member / $355.50 EARTH Ltd Member

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Register by March 15, 2022 for early bird discount (10% off).

This 4-day program is ideal for older kids interested in learning about careers in biology, zoology, or similar fields. This program will also have a focus on animal conservation as well the impact of climate change on wildlife. Topics covered will include native species and coastal ecology.

Program highlights: Learning about the zoo's 150+ different species, creating animal enrichment with help from the keepers, meeting some animals up close and personal, giraffe encounter, rhino encounter, watching keepers feed the hyenas and alligator, tie-dying a t-shirt to bring home, and more!

If you have any questions, please contact: Bob Clark, Program Director, at earthltdsummerprogram@gmail.com

Frequently Asked Questions:

My child is an EARTH Member. How do I apply the member discount?

EARTH members receive a 10% discount on Summer Wild Adventure Programs. To receive your member discount when you register, click “enter promotional code”. 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.

*Must be a current EARTH member at the time of registration to receive the member discount.

Where and when do I drop my child off?

On the first day of the program, please arrive by 8:45am. The drop off area is located at the top of the zoo's smaller parking lot (across the street from the larger field parking lot). There will be a picnic table.

Where do I pick up my child?

Children will be picked up at 4:00pm at the top of the zoo's smaller parking lot (across the street from the larger field parking lot). There will be a picnic table and sign.

What should my child wear?

Make sure your child is dressed for the weather. We spend most of the day outdoors and do a large amount of walking, so we recommend that children wear comfortable shoes and do not wear sandals or open toed shoes.

What should my child bring?

  • A mask or other fabric face covering such as a bandana. Children will only be required to wear a mask when indoors or if in an area where they cannot socially distance. *Mask requirements will be subject to current Department of Public Health guidance when the programs take place.*
  • Sneakers or boots only (no sandals, flip flops, or open-toed shoes). Shoes must be comfortable enough for children to walk all over the zoo.
  • Backpack
  • A pencil bag with colored pencils, markers, crayons, small paint brush and regular pencils.
  • Additional clothing depending on the day’s weather forecast (i.e. extra socks, raincoat, sweatshirt, hat, etc.)
  • Water bottle - We have water available to refill bottles, but, to minimize contact, we recommend packing two water bottles each day.
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Hand sanitizer - We have installed a hand washing station, staff will have hand sanitizer, and hand sanitizer is available in various locations in the zoo, but we recommend that children bring their own to help minimize contact.
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Southwick's Zoo

2 Southwick Street

Mendon, MA 01756

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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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