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2024 Spring Wild Adventure Programs

In partnership with Southwick's Zoo, we are offering educational programs for kids in grades K-12! Children will learn through hands-on activities including games, crafts, and even meeting a few of the EARTH Discovery Center's animal ambassadors up close and personal!

Questions about the program? Email Bob Clark, Wild Adventure Program Director, at earthltdsummerprogram@gmail.com.

 

Please note that the Wild Adventure Program and Junior Zookeeping are separate programs organized by different staff.
Click here if you are looking for information about the Junior Zookeeping program.

2024 Spring Program Sessions

Make your child’s spring break a wild adventure!

In partnership with Southwick’s Zoo, we offer three single-day educational programs for kids in grades 2-6 during April vacation!  Young adventurers will love exploring the zoo and learning about animals, conservation, and ecology through hands-on activities including games, crafts, and even meeting a few of the EARTH Discovery Center’s animal ambassadors

 

EARTH Member Discount

EARTH members receive a $10 discount on Spring 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. Discounts may NOT be combined with early bird pricing. Discounts cannot be applied retroactively.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Register by March 2, 2024 for an early bird discount ($10 off). Member discounts and early bird discounts may NOT be combined.

Tuesday, April 16: From T-Rex to Turkeys

9:00am – 3:00pm | Grades 2-6

$85 nonmember / $75 EARTH member

This program focuses on how modern animals evolved from their prehistoric ancestors. By examining evolution, we can discover some surprising connections! Did you know that the T-Rex is connected to turkeys and chickens? Students will explore the connections between different species of animals and what makes them alike and unique.

Wednesday, April 17: It’s What’s On The Inside That Counts

9:00am-3:00pm – Grades 2-6

$85 nonmember / $75 EARTH member

Looking at how animals behave and function is fascinating! In this program, we will explore animal behaviors, eating habits, body structure, and adaptations to discover what makes different species thrive in specific environments.

Thursday, April 18: Move it! Move it!

9:00am-3:00pm – Grades 2-6

$85 nonmember / $75 EARTH member

Locomotion is the name of the game here. Not trains, but how animals move on land, in water, and in the air, as well as the unique adaptations that allow them to survive in their habitats. Different species will be examined to figure out what makes them suited to their environment.

Did you know we also offer longer Wild Adventure Programs during the summer? Click here to learn more about Summer Wild Adventure Programs.

FAQs

I'm an EARTH Member, how do I get my discount?

EARTH members receive a $10 discount on Spring Wild Adventure Programs. To receive your member discount when you register, click the green “register button” on the eventbrite page, then “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. Discounts cannot be applied retroactively.

Where and when do I drop my child off?

Please drop your child off at 8:45am at the picnic table located near the top of the zoo’s small parking lot (near the main gate).

Where do I pick up my child?

Children will be picked up at 3:00pm at the same location as drop-off/check-in.

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.

Depending on the day’s weather, you may want to pack additional clothing such as a sweatshirt, additional pair of socks, etc.

What should my child bring?
  • Sneakers or boots only (no sandals, crocs, 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 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Insect repellent 
  • 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. 

For more information, please contact:

Bob Clark, Program Director, at earthltdsummerprogram@gmail.com

Located at Southwick’s Zoo

2 Southwick’s Street

Mendon, MA 01756

1-800-258-9182

 

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