Home School Programs

FREE Field Trips for Maryland Students

Maryland home school families are eligible to register for a field trip through the Free Admission for Maryland Students program.  Registration and a minimum of two-weeks’ notice is required to participate.  Documentation of home school status (e.g., an umbrella card, a recent home school review, a letter from the school system) is required at time of registration.  Click here to register for your field trip.


Home School Classes

Home school classes at the zoo are intended to provide educational enrichment to home school children ages 5-8.  These classes are for the students only, home school teachers are asked to wait outside the classroom or explore the zoo at their leisure.

Cheetah Cub Session (Ages 5-8)

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Scientists think there are millions of different animal species, all different from each other. Join us as we use hands-on activities to learn about some of the most familiar animal groups, explore what makes them unique, and discover the challenges they face.

Focus: Variety – The Spice of Life

Time: 11:00pm-12:00pm

Location: Meeting Barn in the Zoo’s Farmyard

Fee: $15 for individual sessions or entire series for $75. Pre-registration is required.


Dates              Program Topics

9/23/2016

Classifying Critters (Classification)

10/7/2016

Spiders and Stinkbugs (Invertebrates)

10/21/2016

Flounders and Frogs (Fish & Amphibians)

11/4/2016

Terrapins and Tuataras (Reptiles)

11/18/2016

Chickens and Cormorants (Birds)

12/2/2016

Warthogs and Whales (Mammals)

 

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Lion’s Pride Session (Ages 9–12)

Con-ser-VA-tion: the action of protecting something. Many people think that conservation can only be done in the far-away wilderness, but Maryland is the perfect place to start protecting nature and wild animals. This three-unit program will discuss ways to conserve nature in our own backyards, from participating in nation-wide efforts to making personal decisions that help save animals both near and far.

Focus: Conservation in Your Backyard

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Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm

Location: Meeting Barn in the Zoo’s Farmyard

Fee: Entire series is $75. Pre-registration is required.


Dates              Program Topics

 9/23/2016

You’re the Scientist! Part I

 10/7/2016

You’re the Scientist! Part II

 10/21/2016

Conservation in Your Community, Part I

 11/4/2016

Conservation in Your Community, Part II

 11/18/2016

A Call to Action! Part I

 12/2/2016

A Call to Action! Part II

 

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For more information about Maryland Zoo Home School programs, please contact:

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Education Department
Druid Hill Park
Baltimore, MD 21217
p. 443-552-5300 f. 443-320-9034