Workshops

Florida Master Naturalist Program - Habitat Evaluation

Friday-Sunday, September 29-Oct. 1, 2017
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Registration is required by September 22, 2017

This course is designed to provide training in principles and commonly used techniques for evaluating wildlife habitat. People that complete this course will better understand the reasons for evaluating wildlife habitat at different scales and the methodologies used to do so.

Register online at masternaturalist.ifas.ufl.edu or call 407.323.4450 ext. 126 or email dawnd@centralfloridazoo.org for more information.


Bat House Building Workshop

Saturday, October 14, 2017

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
$25.00 per family/bat house
Additional bat houses $15.00 each
Registration required by September 22, 2017.
Nonrefundable within one week of the program date.

Come assemble your very own bat house at this fun family workshop! Bats are underrated. Besides being the only mammal that flies, most North American bats are nocturnal insectivores, which means they feed on night-flying insects – especially mosquitoes. Encouraging bats to nest near your house is a natural way to keep your yard bug-free.

Supplies will be provided. You only need to bring a hammer.  Register online or call 407.323.4450 ext. 123 and make reservations by September 22 to secure a bat house kit. Attendance will be limited. This is a non-refundable fee to cover the cost of materials. Additional bat houses must be ordered at time of registration. Zoo admission is separate and not required to attend.

Register online or call 407.323.4450 ext. 123 or email education@centralfloridazoo.org for more information.


Homeschool Family Workshops

Turtle Power!
Sept. 20, 2017
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
All ages
Registration required by Sept. 15, 2017

Turtles are everywhere, from the land to the sea! In this up-close presentation of turtles and tortoises, we'll explore where they live, what they eat, how they survive, and much more! Discover why some turtels are endangered and what we can do to help. It's turtle power to the rescue, but the turtles still need you!

Introduction to Zoo Keeping
Nov. 15, 2017

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
All ages
Registration required by Nov. 10, 2017

So, you want to be a Zoo Keeper? Join us to discover what it takes to care for animals at the zoo. Whatever the weather, Zoo Keepers are on duty and it's a big job! How does it start? Where do you begin? We'll be going station to station in this exciting look at Zoo Keeping 101!

Growing Up Wild
Feb. 21, 2018

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
All Ages
Registration required by Feb. 16, 2018

Discover animal families large and small! From eggs to alligators, tadpoles to bullfrogs, learn about growing up wild in this fascinating look at baby animals and their parents.

Jungle to Jungle
Apr. 18, 2018

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
All ages
Registration required by Apr. 13, 2018

The call has gone out...jungle to jungle. The animals are in trouble and they need your help! It's time to jump into action as we work to save endangered species around the world. It's a walk on the wild side and the animals are depending on you!

Annual Pass Holders - $20 per family
Non Pass Holders - $25 per family
Zoo admission separate and not required to attend.

Registration:

Please call 407.323.4450, ext. 123 to register.
Online registration is temporarily unavailable.


Call 407.323.4450 ext. 123 or email education@centralfloridazoo.org for more information.