LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Little Rock School District students are invited to check out the new interactive Zoofari Virtual Summer Camp starting June 15.
“African Adventure” camps are June 15-19 and July 13-17. Campers will learn all about predators, plant-eaters and the people who work to protect them. Each “African Adventures” camp includes a chance to meet the zoo’s veterinarian.
“Wild Discoveries” camps are June 22-26 and July 20-24. Campers will learn about animal discoveries from around the world and be engaged with how they can help conserve the natural world. Each “Wild Discoveries” camp includes a guided tour of the aquarium at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.
“Super-small and Spectacular” camp are June 29- July 3 and July 27-31. Campers will uncover the secrets of smaller animals and the important roles they play in our world.
“Home Sweet Habitat” camp is July 6-10. Campers will learn how animals act naturally wild in their homes at the zoo and experience up-close animal encounters.
The virtual summer camp is geared towards 5 to 10-year-olds.
One registration can be for the whole family.
Live and interactive online learning will be guided by Little Rock Zoo staff from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. There will be activities such as a guided tour of zoo exhibits and classroom activities. The online days allow for time to be active.
On Tuesday and Thursday, there are special “no-screen time” activities for campers to do with their families.
Each week of camp provides small class sizes so the group can talk to one another, animal encounters and a chance to interact with zoo staff.
In order to take part in the camp, participants will need a device with a screen and a camera on the same side as the screen, internet capable of streaming video and a free login to Zoom. Officials recommend a desktop computer, laptop or tablet.
Officials say it’s okay if the camper cannot attend every day.
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