Zoo School Wednesday

Today we attended Zoo School Wednesday at the Akron Zoo. The theme for this month was camouflage.

This is a photo of a screech owl, which uses concealing coloration.


The kids then created a scene with art pastels and an animal that blended in with the scene. They are intentionally stylized and geometric.





In the evening, they attended Hamlet/MacBeth rehearsal at the DGT.

Zoo School Wednesday: Perfect Pets

Today we attended Zoo School at the Akron Zoo. The topic was “Perfect Pets”.


In addition to learning about what kinds of animals make good pets and ways to be a good pet owner, they also discussed what animals are NOT good pets (and why):


The kids also had to care for a [hard cooked] egg during the class, to prove they were responsible and attentive “pet” owners.

Let’s Zoo Science, March 2014

Today we attended Let’s Zoo Science at the Akron Zoo. This is the last homeschool program for the 2013-2014 academic year.

O8’s class talked about the life cycle of a butterfly. They had a chance to touch real butterfly specimens in the zoo’s permanent mounted collection.


They also made insect goggles as a fun but informative craft.


S9’s class talked about native plants and how they affect insects and other animals in a biome.


As a good-bye gift, they also received field journals.