In this two-part workshops led by an Education Specialist, Cadet Scouts learn how they can make the lives of Zoo animals, pets, and native wildlife more enriching and fun! In the first workshop, you'll learn all about how biologists design projects to encourage natural behaviors of zoo animals and then take a tour to study them. After deciding on an approved project, you'll head home to make your enrichment craft with your troop. You then return to the Zoo, deliver your project to study the effects, and explore how to improve the lives of wildlife in your own backyards before heading home.
Age Requirements: Cadets.
Program Time: 9:00am - 10:30am.
Program Dates: This is a two-part workshop. You must attend both dates.
Program Fee: $10.00 per adult - $25.00 per child. All adults and children must register.
Parking Fee: Parking is $7.00 per car for non-members and free for members.
Group Size Limits: minimum 15 / maximum 30.
Adult/Child Ratios: 1 adult chaperone is required for every 10 scouts.
Patches: You will receive 1 Oakland Zoo patch per scout.
To make a reservation download the Animal Care Workshop Request Form. Submit a completed copy by fax (510) 729-7324 or by email at least 6 weeks in advance. We are unable to accommodate bookings less than 2 weeks prior to the event.
A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of reservation. Full payment is due 2 weeks in advance or your reservation will be cancelled.
If you cancel more than 31 days before your overnight date you will be refunded the full amount minus a $50.00 cancellation fee. If it is less than 30 days, no refunds will be made.
Please note: In the event that there are less than 15 participants registered 14 days prior to the event date, the event will be canceled. All participants will be re-scheduled where possible, or be fully refunded otherwise.
For more information please call (510) 632-9525 x220 or email the Education Programs Registrar.