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Camps for Grades 7 - 9

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For more information, call 505-848-7180.

Campers entering 7th-9th grade can get hands-on in these conservation camps:

Animal Behaviors

Sleeping snow leopard

Learn from experts in this fun camp that will teach you what it takes to work with some of the world's most exotic animals.

  • Grades: 7-9
  • Cost: $230
  • Where: Zoo
  • When: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
      • June 2-6, 9-13, 16-20 or 23-27
      • July 7-11, 14-18 or 21-25

      How do zoo animals stay healthy and active? How do zookeepers help create environments similar to those found in the wild? In this hands-on camp, you'll make animal enrichment, prepare diets with zookeepers, and research and observe animal behavior first-hand! Discover the special techniques used by zookeepers and trainers to enrich the lives of zoo animals.


          Wild Careers

          Keeper with wombatThinking of a career in wildlife? Ever wonder what it’s like to be a zookeeper, aquarist, or master gardener?

          • Grades: 7-9
          • Cost: $230
          • Where: Monday and Tuesday at the Zoo; Wednesday - Friday at the Aquarium/Botanic Garden
          • When: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
            • June 9-13 or 23-27
            • July 7-11 or 21-25

          This camp takes you further into the professional world of the BioPark than ever before. What does it take to care for endangered species like Asian elephants and Silvery Minnows? What kind of plans go into designing a landscape? What other jobs do people do to make the BioPark such a cool place? Discover the complex, hidden side of the BioPark - the real nitty-gritty details from the people who know it best. It’s the first step towards your future in conservation!

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