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SPRING BREAK CAMP
These full-day camps include a camp t-shirt, snacks (campers pack lunch) live animal encounters, games, hikes, and so much more! Sign your child up for the wildest spring break ever!

Please note: The Zoo cannot prorate camp fees. Refunds will be given only if the Zoo is given at least two weeks notice. Otherwise, participants will receive a gift certificate which never expires and may be used for any Zoo camps or classes.

4 Years Old & Kindergarten: Beauty and the Beast
Regular Price: $235.00
Member Price: $220.00
Some animals are more than meets the eye. From beautiful butterflies and peacocks to beastly bearded dragons and bats, we'll see why looks can be deceiving and learn why there are just as many reasons (if not more) to love the beasts as well as the beauties. By the end of the week, we will learn that there is beauty in every beast.
Session 4 Year Olds & Kinderga: Mon, Mar 28, 2016 - Fri, Apr 1, 2016 9:00AM - 4:00PM   WAIT LIST

1st-2nd Grade: Blend, Bolt or Bite
Regular Price: $235.00
Member Price: $220.00
Animals can behave in different ways when faced with danger! They can blend in, bolt out of sight or turn and bite! Discover the tricky ways animals keep safe in this week long camp that features up-close animal encounters and opportunities for excitement around every corner!
Session 1st-2nd Grade: Blend, : Mon, Mar 28, 2016 - Fri, Apr 1, 2016 9:00AM - 4:00PM   (15 AVAIL)

3rd-5th Gr: Dr. Zoolittle's Animal Training Camp
Regular Price: $235.00
Member Price: $220.00
Discover how to "talk" to animals! Campers will be training more NEW behaviors with a variety of Zoo animals including goats, chickens and other birds. Learn about animal behavior and motivation while applying training techniques taught by Zoo professionals. By the end of camp, animals will be eating out of your hands - literally!
Session 3rd-5th Grade: Dr. Zoo: Mon, Mar 28, 2016 - Fri, Apr 1, 2016 9:00AM - 4:00PM   (5 AVAIL)

6th-8th Grade: Mini-Maynard Training Camp
Regular Price: $240.00
Member Price: $225.00
Join us for a week long adventure and discover what it takes to become a future Zoo director! Our Zoo director, Thane Maynard, is known as a wildlife expert, a naturalist, author and a regular on TV. shows promoting wildlife conservation. Campers will experience the many different jobs Thane has done on the way to becoming our Zoo director. Campers will handle animals, go behind the scenes with Zoo animals, and create a "90 Second Naturalist" podcast of their own on their way to becoming the next Zoo director. So watch out Thane!
Session 6th-8th Grade: Mini-Ma: Mon, Mar 28, 2016 - Fri, Apr 1, 2016 9:00AM - 4:00PM   (1 AVAIL)

 
SUMMER CAMP
Explore the Zoo, experience nature, and discover the excitement and wonder of animals! Hikes in the Zoo, visits from Animal Friends, crafts, train rides, animal shows, and so much more make Summer Camp a jam packed week to remember!

Please register children according to the grade they will enter in the fall.

Full Day Camps: 9:00am-4:00pm. Please pack a lunch. Topic is the same each week.

Half Day Camps: 9:30am-12:00 noon, 1:30pm-4:00. Two topics alternate weekly. No Before Care available.

All Camps include a summer camp t-shirt and snacks.

4 Years Old & Kindergarten: Catch Me If You Can
Regular Price: $240.00
Member Price: $225.00
Full Day Camp
Do you think you can catch these critters? Discover what it means to be a predator or prey animal and how they use their adaptations to try to outwit, outrun, and hide from each other! Come and explore their wild worlds and help uncover their sneaky, stealthy secrets through interactive games, hikes through the zoo, and close encounters with Animal Ambassadors.

This full day camp is for 4 year olds and children entering kindergarten in the fall.

4 Year Olds & Kindergarten: Sensational Senses
Regular Price: $125.00
Member Price: $110.00
Half Day Camp
Can you talk like an elephant or taste with your feet like a butterfly? Explore what sensory adaptations animals have and how these adaptations help them survive. We'll spend the week looking at our five senses and seeing how they compare to other animals' through close encounters with animal friends, interactive games, crafts, and hikes in the Zoo.

This half day camp is for 4 year olds and children entering kindergarten in the fall

4 Year Olds & Kindergarten: Bringing Up Baby
Regular Price: $125.00
Member Price: $110.00
Half Day Camp
Do other animals live in families like humans? Are all babies raised by their moms? During this camp, we'll experience up- close animal encounters, make crafts, and, of course, hike around the Zoo to learn about why it can take a mom, dad, pack, or no one at all to raise a baby animal.

This half day camp is for 4 year olds and children entering kindergarten in the fall.

1st-2nd Grade: Zooper Heroes
Regular Price: $240.00
Member Price: $225.00
Full Day Camp
Did you know that a certain bird can fly at speeds of 200mph? Animals can be out of this world when it comes to their super adaptations. Some can leap 12 feet high with a single bound! Come to summer camp and discover these animals and their "incredible" super-powers. Each day, we will look at an unbelievable superhero, and then see if our Zoo animals can measure up to their spectacular abilities. The camp will include Zoo hikes, games, and up-close live animal encounters.

This full day camp is for children entering 1st or 2nd grade in the fall

1st-2nd Grade: Growing Up
Regular Price: $125.00
Member Price: $110.00
Half Day Camp
What do polliwogs, cubs, and owlets have in common? They're all babies! Spend a week learning how animals change and grow from the time they're born until they reach adulthood. Each day is packed with activities to help discover how insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals grow.

This half day camp is for children entering 1st or 2nd grade in the fall.

1st-2nd Grade: Animal Chatter
Regular Price: $125.00
Member Price: $110.00
Half Day Camp
Have you ever wondered what a lion was roaring about or a bird chirping about? This camp will explore animals and how they "talk" to each other. Join us for a fun-filled week, where campers will discover what animals are communicating, through smell, facial expressions and sound.

This half day camp is for children entering 1st or 2nd grade in the fall.

3rd-4th Grade: Expedition Naturalist
Regular Price: $240.00
Member Price: $225.00
Full Day Camp
Choose-Your-Own-Adventure:
Campers will get a chance to become Naturalists as they choose their destiny through different expeditions. These expeditions will traverse through the world's different biomes. As they complete each expedition they will become equipped with the knowledge and the tools it takes to become a real naturalist.

This full day camp is for children entering 3rd or 4th grade in the fall.

3rd-4th Grade: ZSI-Zoo Scene Investigation
Regular Price: $125.00
Member Price: $110.00
Half Day Camp
Footprints... teeth marks... broken branches... and scat??? What can these clues tell us about the biology of wildlife and the events that occurred at the scene? Discover ways to study the evidence that animals leave behind as well as learn about ways that Zoo professionals are using science to help conserve wildlife.

This half day camp is for children entering 3rd or 4th grade in the fall.

3rd-4th Grade: Leaders of the Pack
Regular Price: $125.00
Member Price: $110.00
Half Day Camp
During this week-long adventure, campers will discover animal leaders of all kinds, from keystone species to alpha males and females! Then campers will meet some leaders in conservation here at the Cincinnati Zoo! By the end of the week, campers will have the opportunity to become leaders in conservation themselves!

This half day camp is for children entering 3rd or 4th grade in the fall.

5th-6th Grade: Exploring Enrichment
Regular Price: $240.00
Member Price: $225.00
Full Day Camp
What do boomer balls, spices, and fish-sicles all have in common? They are different forms of animal enrichment! Enrichment provides stimulation to our Zoo animals keeping their minds and bodies healthy. Through animal encounters, keeper interactions, games, and other activities, we will learn about the different forms of animal enrichment, whom and what they are good for, and the role of the Zoo's enrichment committee in all of this. We will even get a chance to participate in the creation of some animal enrichment items and brainstorm some new enrichment ideas to present to the enrichment committee.

This full day camp is for children entering 5th or 6th grade in the fall.

5th-6th Grade: Operation Conservation
Regular Price: $125.00
Member Price: $110.00
Half Day Camp
This program will explore the ins and outs of wildlife conservation. Through animal encounters, hikes, and other activities, we'll learn about real-life conservation efforts taking place at the Zoo, some of the tools researchers use to keep track of wild populations of species, and what we can do to help the wildlife in our own backyard.

This half day camp is for children entering the 5th or 6th grade in the fall.

7th-8th Grade: Working With Wildlife
Regular Price: $250.00
Member Price: $235.00
Full Day Camp
Animal keepers, field researchers, animal trainers...the list goes on and on when it comes to jobs that work with wildlife. We'll meet some people who work with wildlife, some of the critters they work with, and tour some behind-the-scenes areas that help them do their job. This is a hands-on class, so be prepared to get knee or elbow-deep in exploration of some of the jobs and tools of the trade that come with a wildlife-related career! Participants will even get the opportunity to write and record animal-related podcasts that might be selected to be on the Zoo's website!

This full day camp is for children entering 7th or 8th grade in the fall.

Before Care 8-9 am
Price: $45.00
Get an early start and register your camper for Before Care from 8-9 am for the full week of camp.

After Care 4-5:30 pm
Price: $55.00
After Care is offered from 4-5:30 pm everyday after camp.

 
SEASONAL HIGHLIGHTS
A new name for the same great programs that your family loves!

Your child will explore, experience and discover the excitement and wonder of animals. These programs combine live animal encounters with age appropriate activities and learning opportunities, from crafts, games and songs to hikes in the Zoo, to create a unique learning experience and a time to remember. Adults are always welcome (no charge for up to two accompanying adults); we request that parents of toddlers and pre-k attendees accompany their child.

Please note: Refunds will be given only if the Zoo cancels a class. Otherwise, a gift certificate will be issued to anyone giving notice up to 24 hours after a missed class. Gift Certificates never expire and may be used toward any Zoo camps or classes.

Toddlers: Color Quest
Regular Price: $15.00
Member Price: $11.00
Bright, vibrant flowers are blooming, green leaves and grass are all around... Spring is a great time to learn about colors! We will take a stroll through the Zoo, look closely, and let nature help us to learn our colors.

Pre-K: Insectacular!
Regular Price: $15.00
Member Price: $11.00
From fuzzy bumblebees to marching ants, insects come in many shapes, sizes, and colors. Learn about and meet some of the insects you can only find at the Zoo as well as some that you may see in your own backyard, as we flutter, buzz, creep, and crawl our way through this insectacular adventure!

Kindergarten: The Unhuggables
Regular Price: $16.00
Member Price: $12.00
Creep, crawl, or slither in for this program on some of the world's less cuddly animals. After some games and a craft, we'll meet some of these "unhuggable" animal friends and separate the fact from fiction that surrounds them. Whether an animal has 8 legs, 6 legs, or no legs, we'll find out why they're not so creepy after all!

1st-2nd Grades: Down & Dirty!
Regular Price: $16.00
Member Price: $12.00
Explore the world of animals that live under our feet! From earthworms to naked mole rats to insects, discover how your life changes when you spend all your time burrowing in the dirt.

3rd-5th Grades: The Scoop On Poop
Regular Price: $16.00
Member Price: $12.00
Ever wonder what our Zoo animals leave behind, or what keepers do with it? No? No matter, this class is guaranteed to get you excited about animal scat! From identification to diet, an animal's scat can reveal a lot about an animal. Learn to identify some of our Zoo animals by scat alone and what, besides who's who, it can tell a zookeeper (and us!) about the animals in their care.

6th-8th Grades: Backstage Pass: Incredible Insects
Regular Price: $55.00
Member Price: $40.00
Which Zoo animal exhibit houses the largest number of different species and holds the most awards for successful husbandry of the endangered animals that live there? The World of the Insect, of course! With so many arthropods and other exhibited animals such as naked mole rats and fruit doves rounding out the equation, the keepers in this animal area certainly have their hands full! Come explore their world and their vast reservoir of knowledge to learn about what it takes to care for these small and sometimes endangered Zoo residents!
Session 6th-8th Grades: Backst: Sat, Mar 12, 2016 2:00PM - 3:00PM   (15 AVAIL)

 
ZOO TROOP
Learning and growing is fun at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden! These 4 week series encourages the development of important skills and values that will allow your child to interact with peers while fostering knowledge and respect for wildlife and wild places. Through age appropriate, skill and wonder-building hands-on activities, close encounters with animals, Zoo hikes, and child-led projects, children learn biological concepts and become curious to explore the world around them and find their own answers. Come to Zoo Troop, where children can let their imagination run wild!

New skills and experiences are learned in each 4-week Zoo Troop series. Newcomers are welcome to sign up for each new series.

Please note: The Zoo cannot prorate Zoo Troop fees and gift certificates will not be issued for missed classes. Full refunds will be issued only if the Zoo is given at least two weeks' notice. Otherwise, participants who withdraw from Zoo Troop will receive a gift certificate which never expires and may be used for any Zoo camps or classes.

Toddlers: All Animals Great & Small
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $60.00
Our world has animals, big and small, that call it home. From a tiny tadpole to a giant giraffe, animals come in all shapes and sizes! Come to this four week series where you and your child will explore the Zoo to discover the itty bitty insects, the gentle giants, and everything in between! Each week, we will discover these animals through live animal encounters, Zoo hikes, and dramatic play.

Steps
1. Discover the words we use to describe animal sizes.
2. Identify animals, small to large, around the Zoo.
3. Explore the sizes of animals we can find in our backyard.
4. Make new friends and share our world together.

Purpose
When I have finished this Zoo Troop adventure, I will have discovred animals of all sizes and how to share our world with them.

Choose to come every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday for 4 weeks.

Pre-K: Backyard Buddies
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $60.00
From rabbits hopping around during the day to skunks scurrying around at night, have you ever wondered what creatures live just outside your door? Throughout this Zoo Troop journey, we will learn how to explore our own backyards to find out our animal neighbors! Each week we will meet animals face to face in the classroom and out in the Zoo as we learn how to share our spaces with them!

Steps
1. Discover what it means to be a "native" animal.
2. Learn how native animals use local habitats.
3. Discover which native wildlife calls the Zoo home.
4. Make friends and learn to share our space with each other and wildlife.

Purpose
When I have finished this Zoo Troop adventure, I will have learned how to find native animals and how to share our world with them.

Choose to come every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday for 4 weeks.

Kindergarten: Home Sweet Home
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $60.00
Explore the continent that we call home. From sea to shining sea, North America is filled with unique places for us to live. Animals have found ways to call this land home too! During this 4-week series, we'll tkae a road trip from coast to coast through playful activities, Zoo hikes, and live animal encounters.

Steps
1. Explore the different habitats found across North America.
2. Discover the diversity of animals that call North America home.
3. Instill wonder and respect for native wildlife and shared spaces.
4. Make new friends and have fun together!

Purpose
When I've finished this Zoo Troop adventure, I will have discovered how important North American habitats are to both native animals, and us.

Choose to come every Tuesday or Saturday for 4 weeks.

1st-2nd Grade: Native Neighbors
Regular Price: $80.00
Member Price: $65.00
What do bees, bears, bobcats, and beavers all have in common besides the letter "B?" They all live pretty close to you and me! Some of the world's coolest critters can be found in your own backyard. During this 4-week series, we'll take an in-depth look at a few of North America's most exciting inhabitants through observation-based activities, Zoo hikes, and live animal encounters.

Steps
1. Gain knowledge about native species.
2. Compare and share what makes native wildlife similar to us and to each other.
3. Learn to explore creative thoughts through observations, projects, and activities.
4. Build upon communication and teamwork skills by working together.

Purpose
When I've finished this Zoo Troop series, I will have developed my observation skills and used them to explore the lives of some of our favorite North American wildlife.

Choose to come every Tuesday or Saturday for 4 weeks.

3rd-5th Grade: Who's Awake?
Regular Price: $80.00
Member Price: $65.00
Day shift, night shift, swing shift, animals have adapted their activity levels to share space with each other. In this 4-week series, we will explore nocturnal, diurnal, and crepuscular lifestyles, the adaptations that go with each, and how native wildlife utilize these activity strategies to reduce competition for resources in shared habitats. Each week will bring new and exciting encounters with both classroom animal visitors and Zoo exhibit animals, fun games, and hands-on activities.

Steps
1. Learn to use scientific words to describe the times when animals are active.
2. Learn the adaptations required to be successful when active at different times of day.
3. Make new friends and hone our nature observation skills together.
4. Discover how our actions can affect our local wildlife.

Purpose
When I finish this Zoo Troop adventure, I will have developed my observational skills and used them to discover and compare the adaptations of animals that interact with their world at different times of day.

Choose to come every Tuesday or Saturday for 4 weeks.

6th-8th Grade: Naturalist Notebook
Regular Price: $80.00
Member Price: $65.00
Learning to be a naturalist is all about honing your observation skills. During thie 4-week series, we will focus on using inquiry and participatory learning to observe, ask questions, and uncover some cool informatino about our native wildlife. After we have practices and honed our inquiry skills, this class will culminate in participants engaging with Zoo visitors to collect research on a question of their own design.

Steps
1. Learn about how a naturalist makes observations.
2. Hone our skills at creating comparative questions about the animals we are observing.
3. Learn more about how native wildlife behave and and interact with their habitat.
4. Learn about the importance of citizen science.
5. Make new friends and discover how to work together.
6. Find creative ways to help native wildlife that share our spaces.

Purpose
When I finish this Zoo Troop adventure, I will have developed my inquiry and observational skills, built confidence in my skills as a scientist, and discovered how I can use them to learn more about the wildlife that shares our continent.

Choose to come every Tuesday or Saturday for 4 weeks.

 
FAMILY PROGRAMS
These family-oriented programs explore wildlife through animal demonstrations and hikes though the Zoo as well as crafts or games in a manner that is sure to be fun for all ages. Please note that at least one adult must be registered with each family group. Children under 2 years old are free.

Please note: Refunds will be given only if the Zoo cancels a class. Otherwise, a gift certificate will be issued to anyone giving notice up to 24 hours after a missed class. Gift Certificates never expire and may be used toward any Zoo camps or classes.

Hurray for Mom!
Regular Price: $12.00
Member Price: $8.00
Many animals (including humans) have close relationships with their mothers. From the gentle jaws of an alligator to the comfy pouch of a wallaby, come and learn about our Zoo moms as we prepare to celebrate all moms the next day.
Session Hurray for Mom!: Sat, May 7, 2016 10:00AM - 11:30AM   AVAILABLE

Family Night Hike: Hey Baby!
Regular Price: $12.00
Member Price: $8.00
The Zoo babies are here and they sure are cute! Come and learn some information about them such as their names, birthdays, and what their family lives are like. With some animal visitors in the classroom and an after-hours Zoo hike, we'll learn if there are any more babies on the way and why each birth at the Zoo is cause for celebration!

 
FAMILY OVERNIGHTS
These special evenings are designed for adults and children age 5 and up. Please note that at least one adult must be registered with each family group.

Please note: Refunds will be given only if the Zoo cancels a class. Otherwise, a gift certificate will be issued to anyone giving notice up to 24 hours after a missed class. Gift Certificates never expire and may be used toward any Zoo camps or classes.

Family Camp Out
Regular Price: $40.00
Member Price: $35.00
Families with children 5 years old and up are invited to pitch a tent behind the Giraffe Ridge exhibit. Then we will take a safari to Africa in search of predators while focusing on the vital role they play in a healthy ecosystem. Bring your own tent and sleeping bag and camp out under the stars at the Zoo!

At least one parent per family group is required to attend. PLEASE NOTE: PROGRAM FEE IS PER PERSON.

Family Sleep with the Manatees
Regular Price: $45.00
Member Price: $40.00
Did you know that the Cincinnati Zoo is one of only two institutions outside of Florida that rescue and rehabilitate manatees? Come experience a once-in-a-lifetime sleepover with these gentle giants! During the overnight you will enjoy two sneak peeks behind the scenes, hike the Zoo at night, play games, experience animal encounters and fall asleep with our resident manatees, 2000 pound Betsy and young, 400 pound Abigail, swimming at your feet. At least one parent per family group is required to attend. PLEASE NOTE: PROGRAM FEE IS PER PERSON.

Family Wild Winter Nights
Regular Price: $40.00
Member Price: $35.00
Adults and children 5 years old and up are invited to have a wild time during these long winter nights and sleep over at the Zoo! Have you ever wondered where animals spend the winter months? Or where animals get their food when the ground is covered with snow? Play games, tour buildings, meet some of our animal ambassadors, and even go behind the scenes. We hope you'll sen up at the Zoo for Wild Winter Nights!

This overnight is for children 5 years old and up. At least one parent per family group is required to attend.
Session Family Wild Winter Nig: Sat, Feb 20, 2016 - Sun, Feb 21, 2016 6:00PM - 9:00AM   WAIT LIST

 
ADULT PROGRAMS
For wildlife enthusiasts 15 and older, our in-depth adult classes provide thought-provoking learning along with a good time.

Please note: Refunds will be given only if the Zoo cancels a class. Otherwise, a gift certificate will be issued to anyone giving notice up to 24 hours after a missed class. Gift Certificates never expire and may be used toward any Zoo camps or classes.

Part II: Travel Photography
Regular Price: $65.00
Member Price: $60.00
Join us for a two hour photography class that will teach you how to get the most out of your travel photography. Whether you plan to go to the Great Smoky Mountains for a family vacation or the Masai Mara for a grand safari, we will show you how to capture the trip in pictures. From traveling with gear to how to shoot culture, wildlife and landscapes, this class is for you.
Session Travel Photography: Mon, Feb 22, 2016 5:00PM - 7:00PM   AVAILABLE

Part III: Photo Safari - Spring Blooms
Regular Price: $65.00
Member Price: $60.00
This workshop will blend technical expertise with knowledge of the Zoo's overwhelming flower displays. We will 'focus' on landscape and macro photography opportunities with our botanical collection. What better place to learn all the tricks to take better outdoor images than a botanical garden? Attendees should bring their camera and tripod if you have one.
Session Photo Safari - Spring : Mon, Mar 28, 2016 5:00PM - 7:00PM   AVAILABLE

Part IV: Photo Safari - Wildlife
Regular Price: $65.00
Member Price: $60.00
This workshop will blend technical expertise with knowledge of the Zoo's wildlife collection. Join us as we peruse the Zoo in search of great wildlife shots. What better place to learn all the tricks to take better wildlife images than a Zoo? Attendees should bring their camera and tripod if you have one.
Session Photo Safari - Wildlif: Mon, Apr 11, 2016 5:00PM - 7:00PM   AVAILABLE

 
GARDEN PROGRAMS
Please note: Refunds will be given only if the Zoo cancels a class. Otherwise, a gift certificate will be issued to anyone giving notice up to 24 hours after a missed class. Gift Certificates never expire and may be used toward any Zoo camps or classes.

Getting The Most Out Of Your Home Landscape
Regular Price: $100.00
Member Price: $90.00
This 5 week series will help guide you through the process of evaluating your landscape. We'll cover Identifying what is good for the long-term, what needs to go, and how to add some color and excitement to your landscape along the way.

Purchase the entire 5 part series here and SAVE, or select individual lectures below. The 2016 Getting The Most Out Of Your Home Landscape Series meets on Wednesdays from 7-9pm, starting February 17th for 5 weeks.

Cost per Class: Members: $20 Non-Members: $25

Cost for Series: $90 Non-Members: $100
Session Getting The Most Out O: Wed, Feb 17, 2016 - Wed, Mar 16, 2016 7:00PM - 9:00PM   AVAILABLE

Planning For Success
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $20.00
Planning For Success - Learn to evaluate what you have that is good for the future of the landscape. Evaluate the trees and shrub plantings through a new process called the sustainable plants rating system. This is a quick and easy way to see how your landscape stacks up for long-term success. The key to a great landscape is having the key elements of the garden in the right location. Learn how this fits into your landscape.
Session Planning For Success: Wed, Feb 17, 2016 7:00PM - 9:00PM   AVAILABLE

Selecting The Best Trees & Shrubs That Work
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $20.00
Selecting The Best Trees And Shrubs That Work In The Landscape - Choose from large shade trees to plants that provide screening, to specimen plants that can bring you joy for many years to come. Learn how fragrance, fall color, and winter interest all play a role in successful landscaping!
Session Selecting The Best Tre: Wed, Feb 24, 2016 7:00PM - 9:00PM   AVAILABLE

Selecting The Best Annuals & Perennials
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $20.00
Selecting The Best Annuals And Perennials For The Most Impact In The Landscape - Annuals provide color throughout the season while perennials are more of a permanent garden solution. Both are needed to really make your landscape rewarding. This class will not only share the best performers of the landscape, but will also include the importance of flowers in the landscape for pollinatore.
Session Selecting The Best Ann: Wed, Mar 2, 2016 7:00PM - 9:00PM   AVAILABLE

Proper Care Of Your Landscape
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $20.00
Proper Care Of Your Landscape - Learn everything about maintaining your landscape. We'll cover mulching, watering, fertilizing, pruning, weed control, plus being able to identify the important pests and diseases that need to be controlled from the minor ones that do not.
Session Proper Care Of Your La: Wed, Mar 9, 2016 7:00PM - 9:00PM   AVAILABLE

Pulling It All Together
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $20.00
Pulling It All Together - This class will cover how are you going to execute the plan to make all the pieces fit so you can build your landscape into a great outdoor living space and beautiful garden that is low maintenance and long lasting!
Session Pulling It All Togethe: Wed, Mar 16, 2016 7:00PM - 9:00PM   AVAILABLE

 
BARROWS CONSERVATION LECTURE SERIES

Barrows Conservation Lecture Series
Regular Price: $65.00
Member Price: $55.00

The 2016 speakers for the 24th annual Barrows Conservation Lecture Series include:

  • Jennifer Gray on Wednesday, March 23rd at 7pm
  • Drs. Suzana & Claudio Padua on Wednesday, April 13th at 7pm
  • Greg du Toit on Wednesday, April 20th at 7 pm
  • Dr. Joy Reidenberg on Wednesday, May 4th at 7pm
  • Scott Weidensaul on Wednesday, May 11th at 7 pm

  • Purchase the entire five part lecture series here and save, or select individual lectures below.

    PLEASE NOTE: To purchase multiple series tickets, you must register one person at a time. Click the BACK TO SHOPPING button to add your next registrant.
Session Barrows Conservation L: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 - Wed, May 11, 2016 7:00PM - 8:00PM   AVAILABLE

Jennifer Gray
Regular Price: $14.00
Member Price: $12.00
TDevils and Bandicoots - How Zoos can deliver Compassionate Conservation

Jenny Gray, the formidably able CEO of Zoos Victoria, combines an impressive corporate background with a genuine passion for conservation.

Her move from the corporate sector into the zoo world - she was CEO of the electronic banking division at FNB Corp Bank- was the result of an epiphany when, disillusioned with making money for rich people with whom she didn't share a value system, she realised she would prefer to be using her abilities to do some good in the world.
Zoos have many important contributions to add to the conservation cause, in particular the unique ability to interact with millions of visitors and the capacity to hold, breed and rehabilitate animals. The impending crisis for biodiversity, demands that zoos maximise their contribution to conservation, providing a stronger narrative on the importance of captive animal collections, while simultaneously ensuring positive welfare states for every individual animal in their care.

At Zoos Victoria we have implemented a model for zoo based conservation, delivering conservation outcomes every day through the species we hold, our engagement with our visitors and our recovery programs. We are committed to Fighting Extinction and have committed that no Victorian, terrestrial, vertebrate species will go extinct on our watch.

The dire condition of many Australian species requires specialist intervention, particularly captive breeding. The unique challenges facing Tasmanian Devils and Eastern Barred Bandicoots showcase the lengths Zoos Victoria goes to, to help save these amazing animals.

Session Jennifer Gray: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 7:00PM - 8:00PM   AVAILABLE

Drs. Suzana & Claudio Padua
Regular Price: $14.00
Member Price: $12.00
30 years of integrated conservation work in Brazil: from a project to save black-lion tamarins from extinction, to IPE, an organization that works throughout the country

Suzana M. Padua has a Ph.D. in environmental educator from the University of Brasilia, Brazil, and a Master's from the University of Florida. She was one of the co-founders and is the current president of IPÊ - Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (Institute for Ecological Research), a Brazilian non-profit organization that works for the conservation of biodiversity and sustainable development.

Besides research and implementation of environmental education programs, Suzana has helped create an education center linked to IPÊ, which helps provide conservationists from Brazil and other Latin American countries with skills that may enhance their performance in conservation and sustainability related fields. This Center has expanded to a graduate program that offers Master's and a MBA with the aim of spreading the concept of sustainability to diverse audiences.

Suzana's work with environmental education began with the black-lion tamarin, a very threatened monkey, and expanded to reach people living around protected areas where IPÊ works. The aim is to raise local people's awareness to the importance of conservation and offer viable alternatives that integrate social and environmental needs. She is an Ashoka fellow, an AVINA leader and a Folha de São Paulo and Schwab Foundation Entrepreneur. She has received a number of awards: the Bahá'i X World Citizenship Award of 2007; 2006 Ford Motor Company of Brazil Conservation Award, Woman of the Year in 2002 from Claudia Magazine, in the environmental category she was among the Most Influential Women of Brazil (Forbes, Gazeta Mercantil and Jornal do Brasil) in 2005.
Session Drs. Suzana & Claudio : Wed, Apr 13, 2016 7:00PM - 8:00PM   AVAILABLE

Greg du Toit
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Blood Sweat and Photographic Tears

Blood Sweat and Photographic Tears is a highly original presentation that includes a literal feast of unbelievable wildlife imagery as the photographer shares his extensive knowledge of one of Africa's wildest regions, deep within the heart of Kenya's south rift valley. Audiences are offered insight into the patience, passion, commitment and dedication that it takes for a wildlife photographer in the 21st century to capture truly unique imagery. The personable style of the presentation as well as the infectious story itself motivates audiences on a deeply personal level and there is also time afterwards for questions and answers. We invite you to come partake in another man's 'against all odds' quest to accomplish the impossible and to find out how images that Greg captured in a remote corner of Africa, lead to a sellout solo exhibition with the National Geographic Society in London and to a cover story for the Africa Geographic Magazine.

To make your evening extra special, Cincinnati Zoo is offering an exclusive book signing of his coffee table book titled Awe, with all proceeds being donated to lion conservation in Kenya (more details about this project will be shared on the night).

Session Greg du Toit: Wed, Apr 20, 2016 7:00PM - 8:00PM   AVAILABLE

Dr. Joy Reidenberg
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Why Whales are Weird, Wacky, and Wonderful

Who doesn't like whales? They're awesome! This talk will dive into the wild world of their weird anatomy, wacky evolutionary story, and wonderful adaptations. Through the science of comparative anatomy, you will learn about what makes whales (including dolphins and porpoises) unique. We'll explore why their body differs from other animals, how it functions underwater, and what we can learn from this to benefit human medicine and technology.
Session Dr. Joy Reidenberg: Wed, May 4, 2016 7:00PM - 8:00PM   AVAILABLE

Scott Weidensaul
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Messing Around with Birds (For Fun and Science)

Join naturalist Scott Weidensaul for a lighthearted exploration of his many avian research projects, from banding hawks and tiny saw-whet owls to studying the migration of western hummingbirds that aren't supposed to be in the East in December (but are), and snowy owls down from the Arctic. Best of all, learn how anyone with some enthusiasm and time can make important contributions to the science and conservation of birds, and have a great time doing it.

Scott Weidensaul is the author of more than two dozen books on natural history, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist "Living on the Wind," about bird migration, "Return to Wild America," and "The First Frontier: The Forgotten History of Struggle, Savagery and Endurance in Early America." His newest book, "The Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean," has just been published. Weidensaul is a contributing editor for Audubon and writes for a variety of other publications; he lives in the mountains of eastern Pennsylvania, where he studies the migration of hawks, owls and hummingbirds.
Session Scott Weidensaul: Wed, May 11, 2016 7:00PM - 8:00PM   AVAILABLE

 
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