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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: Beastly Behaviors
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $60.00
Hop like a bunny, creep like a caterpillar, fly like a bat, animals sure do move their bodies in a lot of different ways! During the course of this four-week series, we'll explore the different ways that animals move around their home! With dramatic play, songs, animal visitors, and hikes into the Zoo, participants will not only learn about animals, but will also work on their gross and fine motor skills and social skills in a fun environment with their peers.

Steps:
1. Dance and sing songs with friends
2. Learn how animals move and move like one!
3. Make fun animal crafts

Purpose:
When I've finished this Zoo Troop adventure, I will know how to move like animals.

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

Toddlers: What Shape Is Your Home?
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $60.00
Does a robin's nest look like a circle? Does a tree trunk look like a rectangle? What better way to learn how we can discover shapes than by learning with animals. Bring them to this four-week series to learn how we can discover shapes while we learn about animals! Join us to learn about animal homes while we move around the Zoo, meet animals in the classroom and act like an animal with our friends.

Steps
  1. Discover our shapes.
  2. Meet animals up-close and use our fingers to touch them.
  3. Make new friends and learn how to communicate with others.
  4. Learn confidence based on the knowledge you gain.

Purpose
When I've finished this Zoo Troop adventure, I will have mastered learning shapes, and will be able to identify animal homes!

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

Pre-K: At Home In The Cold
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $60.00
Do you like to play outside when it's cold or snowy? so do some of our Zoo animals! Join us as we journey through the Zoo to identify our cold weather warriors, the animals with the best adaptations to keep warm, even though the harshest cold temperatures.
Please Note: Please plan for one adult to stay with your child during these classes.

Steps:
1. Discover how animals can live in cold temperatures.
2. Meet animals up-close and observe their adaptations.
3. Make new friends and learn how to communicate with others.
4. Learn confidence based on the knowledge you gain.

Purpose:
When I've finished this Zoo Troop adventure, I will have learned that animals have adaptations that allow them to live in cold climates.

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

Pre-K: Feelin' Hot, Hot, Hot
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $60.00
Scorching sun, dry heat, no shade - wait, what?! We might run the opposite way, but some animals can take the heat! Join us in this four-week series as we discover how some animals can survive the hottest temperatures on the planet!
Please Note: Please plan for one adult to stay with your child during these classes.

Steps:
1. Discover how animals survive extremely hot temperatures.
2. Meet animals up-close and observe their physical adaptations.
3. Make new friends and learn how to communicate with others.
4. Learn confidence based on the knowledge you gain.

Purpose:
When I've finished this Zoo Troop adventure, I will have learned that animals have special adaptations that allow them to stay cool, even in the most extreme temperatures.

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

Kindergarten: My Home Is A...
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $60.00
Pack your bags and join us for a journey around the world! From the freezing arctic to tropical rainforests, different animals call different places "home." During this four-week series, we'll take hikes in the Zoo, meet special animal friends, and play games that will help us learn about the diverse and exciting habitats that animals call home.
Please Note: Parents are encouraged to allow their children to experience these classes independently.

Steps:
1. Discover the diverse habitats that animals call home.
2. Investigate the similarities between animals that share the same habitat.
3. Compare and share what makes animal homes similar to ours!
4. Make new friends and have fun together.

Purpose:
When I've finished this Zoo Troop adventure, I will understand the variety of places that animals call home.

Choose to come every Tuesday or Saturday for 4 weeks.

Kindergarten: I Sleep In A...
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $60.00
Do you sleep in a nest like a cockatoo or do you burrow down in the dirt like an armadillo to stay safe and warm? Many animals sleep in unique places! During this four- week series, we'll play games, hike through the Zoo, and meet some new animal friends as we discover where different animals like to sleep and what sorts of material they use for shelter.
Please Note: Parents are encouraged to allow their children to experience these classes independently.

Steps:
1. Discover that there are many different types of shelter.
2. Learn how an animal's body and behavior can give us clues about where it likes to sleep.
3. Investigate how some animals build their own homes and see if we can too.
4. Make new friends and have fun together.

Purpose
When I have finished this Zoo Troop adventure, I will understand that different animals like to sleep in different places to meet their unique needs.

Choose to come every Tuesday or Saturday for 4 weeks.

1st-2nd Grade: Livin' Off The Land
Regular Price: $80.00
Member Price: $65.00
Can you picture an elephant climbing a tree? Some animals are made for life on the ground. Join us in this four-week journey to figure out what animals are best suited for terrestrial life! Discover these ground dwelling critters by meeting some animals in the classroom and out in the Zoo!

Steps:
1. Discover that some animals are adapted to live on land.
2. Meet animals up-close and study the body parts that allow them to live on land.
3. Make new friends and work on activities with other classmates.
4. Learn confidence based on the knowledge you gain.

Purpose:
When I've finished this Zoo Troop adventure, I will have learned that some animals are suited to live life on the ground.
Choose to come every Tuesday or Saturday for 4 weeks.

1st-2nd Grade: Who Lives In The Water?
Regular Price: $80.00
Member Price: $65.00
Who has flippers, fins, tails, or webbed feet? All of these body parts seem perfect for moving through water! Join us as we investigate how some animals live the aquatic life! In each class, we will explore aquatic animals around the Zoo, challenge ourselves with classroom activities and experience up close animal encounters.

Steps:
1. Discover that some animals have physical adaptations that allow them to move in water.
2. Meet animals up-close and get a chance to see their body parts that assist in locomotion.
3. Make new friends and work with others in the classroom.
4. Learn confidence based on the knowledge you gain.

Purpose:
When I've finished this Zoo Troop adventure, I will have learned that some animals have physical adaptations that allow them to move in water.

Choose to come every Tuesday or Saturday for 4 weeks

3rd-4th Grade: Globetrotting
Regular Price: $80.00
Member Price: $65.00
From the giraffes of Africa to the komodo dragons of Asia, and the leaf-cutter ants of Central and South America to the river otters of North America, this intercontinental journey will take us all over the globe. Join us for this four--week series where we'll travel from north to south and east to west as we explore the wildlife that calls each continent home.

Steps:
1. Investigate the diversity of wildlife that is found on different continents.
2. Discover the important role that animals play in their habitat.
3. Make new friends and discover our voices as we learn together.
4. Discover what role humans around the world play in their environment.

Purpose:
When I've finished this Zoo Troop adventure, I will have developed cooperative and team working skills and have more knowledge about the diversity of animals and ecosystems worldwide.

Choose to come every Tuesday or Saturday for 4 weeks.

3rd-4th Grade: Island Inhabitants
Regular Price: $80.00
Member Price: $65.00
Islands are very special places. Split from the mainland by water, over time, they become home to some unique animals and habitats. Come island-hop with us through this four-week series as we travel from the Galapagos to Madagascar to Sumatra (to name a few) to learn about the animals that are found only in these special ecosystems and the ways scientists are working to protect these amazing places.

Steps:
1. Investigate the reasons for the uniqueness of species found in island ecosystems.
2. Discover the ways animals are adapted to fill niches within different habitats.
3. Make new friends and discover our voices as we learn together.
4. Discover the ways we can influence and change our environment.

Purpose:
When I've finished this Zoo Troop adventure, I will have worked on my cooperative and critical thinking skills and have more knowledge about island ecosystems and the adaptations of the species of animals that call them home.

Choose to come every Tuesday or Saturday for 4 weeks.

5th-6th Grade: Backyard Biologist
Regular Price: $80.00
Member Price: $65.00
Animals leave many signs behind when they live in or pass through a place. Their call, their footsteps, a nest spot and even their scat can tell us a lot about who they are and how they spend their time. Plants also have clues to tell us what they are and about the habitat in which they live. During this four--week class, we will learn to look for the signs that help us identify local plant and animal wildlife and what we can do to be good stewards to our own backyard wildlife.

Steps:
1. Learn to identify some of the local wildlife in our region.
2. Investigate the important role local wildlife (and humans) play in this ecosystem.
3. Discover how our choices and actions can help local wildlife.
4. Make new friends and discover our voices as we speak up for wildlife.

Purpose:
When I have finished this Zoo Troop adventure, I will have developed critical thinking, observation, and inquiry skills and will build confidence in

Choose to come every Tuesday or Saturday for 4 weeks

5th-6th Grade: Animal Architects
Regular Price: $80.00
Member Price: $65.00
Islands are very special places. Split from the mainland by water, over time, they become home to some unique animals and habitats. Come island-hop with us through this four-week series as we travel from the Galapagos to Madagascar to Sumatra (to name a few) to learn about the animals that are found only in these special ecosystems and the ways scientists are working to protect these amazing places.

Steps:
1. Investigate the reasons for the uniqueness of species found in island
ecosystems.
2. Discover the ways animals are adapted to fill niches within different habitats.
3. Make new friends and discover our voices as we learn together.
4. Discover the ways we can influence and change our environment.

Purpose:
When I've finished this Zoo Troop adventure, I will have worked on my cooperative and critical thinking skills and have more knowledge about island ecosystems and the adaptations of the species of animals that call them home.

Choose to come every Tuesday or Saturday for 4 weeks

7th-8th Grade: Most Extreme Habitats
Regular Price: $85.00
Member Price: $70.00
Polar, arid, harsh, and extreme are words that can describe some of the most seemingly inhospitable places, yet nature finds a way! From the tops of treacherous mountains to the middle of scorching deserts, some animals are adapted to not just survive, but thrive in some of the most extreme habitats on Earth. During this four-week series, we will do some in-depth investigations of these habitats and learn about the lengths that animals will go to, to make them their homes.

Steps
1. Discover the specialized adaptations that animals can have to deal with extreme conditions.
2. Investigate the differences between extreme animals and their "normal" relatives.
3. Make new friends and discover how to work together.
4. Discover if humans have what it takes to live in these extreme habitats.

Purpose
When I have finished this Zoo Troop adventure, I will have developed critical thinking, observation, and inquiry skills, and will build my confidence in my own voice and ideas as I discover how I can positively impact my world.

7th-8th Grade: Sharing Spaces And Common Places
Regular Price: $85.00
Member Price: $70.00
Humans and animals share habitat in places as close as our backyard and as far away as the savannahs of Kenya. With such close proximity, conflict can arise, but so can coexistence. During this four-week series, we will explore the ways we have found a balance, and the wildlife and cultures that have benefited from these successes.

Steps
1. Learn about successful examples of coexistence between humans and their local wildlife.
2. Investigate how our choices and actions can affect nature both globally and locally.
3. Discover the ways our Zoo is helping facilitate conservation efforts worldwide.
4. Make new friends and discover how to work together to solve problems with critical thinking.

Purpose
When I have finished this Zoo Troop adventure, I will have developed critical thinking, observation, and problem-solving skills, and will build conficence in my own voice and ideas as I discover the positive role I can play in sharing space with wildlife.

 
WINTER CAMP
This four day long camp is the perfect activity for kids cooped up during winter break. Sign up 4 year olds through 6th graders for this wild Winter Camp. (Grades will be further sub-divided based on registration numbers).

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.

Cold Weather Critters
Regular Price: $190.00
Member Price: $175.00
For 4 year olds - 2nd Grade
Br-rr-rrrr, get out the gloves, jackets and hats: winter is coming! Good thing many animals have built-in cold weather gear! Join us for this four day adventure as we meet cold weather animals face-to-face, hike to animal exhibits, and discover the local wildlife that can tough out the harsh cold, just like we can!

Winter Warriors And Fair Weather Friends
Regular Price: $190.00
Member Price: $175.00
For 3rd - 6th Graders
Some animals are equipped to tough out the cold and snow while others migrate or hibernate to avoid the winter weather altogether. Whether they stay or go, these animals' bodies are adapted to survive the long chill, sleep, or journey the comes with this time of year. During this fun, hands-on program, we will investigate our own cold-weather adaptations with Zoo hikes, compare our adaptations to those of other animals with animal visits, and use games and other activities to have fun exploring and playing together.

 
HOLIDAY DAY CAMP
Join us on either Martin Luther King Day OR Presidents Day for this single-day camp! Sign up 4 year olds through 6th graders for this wild holdiay camp.

Please note: 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.

Zoo Play Date
Regular Price: $65.00
Member Price: $50.00
For 4 year olds - 6th Grade
Is play an important part of your day? It is to animals here at the Zoo! In this one-day camp, we will explore how both human and non-human animals use play to stay healthy and learn now to get along with others. With interactive activities and observations of animals both in the Zoo and in the classroom, we will learn about how play is useful in keeping our animals happy and healthy. We will even create come special enrichment toys for some special Zoo residents to enjoy.

NOTE: Pick either MLK Day OR Presidents' Day for this fun, holiday camp.

 
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 Year Olds And Kindergarten: All in the Family
Regular Price: $235.00
Member Price: $220.00
There's nothing secret about it! Organizing the diversity of life is complex. Become an animal super sleuth and uncover clues about what makes reptiles, amphibians, birds, mammals, and insects so different. Help us close this case as we investigate the living world.

For 1st-2nd Graders: Troops, Groups, & Herds
Regular Price: $235.00
Member Price: $220.00
Who makes up your pack? Mom, dad, brother & sister? Did you know some animals hang out together just like us!? Form a new pack with us as you discover why some animals find safety in numbers. Bring your herd, flock, or even crash to the Zoo for a fun-filled Spring Break!

3rd-4th grade: I Wonder...
Regular Price: $235.00
Member Price: $220.00
Does looking at animals fill you with wonder? Does walking around the Zoo spark a million questions? During this camp WE will be the scientists investigating what the Zoo animals are up to. With our inquiring minds and untamed eyes, we will explore animal behaviors through investigations of our own creation.

5th-6th 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!

7th-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!

 
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.

The Zoo Gourmet
Regular Price: $12.00
Member Price: $8.00
Food is a huge part of celebrating holidays! At the Zoo, our animals feast year-round on carefully planned diets. Join us for a holiday food frenzy and learn how we feed thousands of animals every day. Through a game, a visit from an Education animal ambassador, and a behind the scenes tour of the Zoo's commissary, we'll learn about why different animals eat different foods, how the Zoo manages its many menus.

 
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.

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, experience animal encounters and fall asleep with our resident manatees swimming at your feet.

This overnight is for children kindergarten and up. At least one parent per family group is required to attend. PLEASE NOTE: PROGRAM FEE IS PER PERSON.

Zoo-Kemon Go
Regular Price: $45.00
Member Price: $40.00
From Sandshrew to Pigeotto To Rattata to Squirtle, this overnight adventure will bring you face-to-face with some of the real animals that inspired your favorite Pokemon. During this interactive overnight, we will hike the Zoo at night (getting a unique chance to play Pokemon after hours!), meet some special animals ambassadors, and get a special behind-the-scenes glimpse of a Zoo animal area. then, enjoy a light breakfast and morning animal encounter after spending a wild night at the Zoo

This overnight is designed for children kindergarten and up. At least one parent per family group is required to attend.

PRICE LISTED IS PER PERSON.

 
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.

How To Train Your Dragon
Regular Price: $70.00
Member Price: $55.00
How to Train your Dragon: A Beginner's Animal Training Workshop

Are you passionate about working with animals? Or, do you want to learn some creative ways to get the the animals in your life (pets, spouses, children, mother-in-law, etc.) to do what you want? Join us as we introduce the basics of Operant Conditioning or Positive Reinforcement Training. Learn about training and behavior shaping techniques that we use here at the Zoo and how powerful motivation and reinforcement can be.

This class is for humans 16 years old and up only. Please leave your pets at home to practice your new skills on later.
Session How To Train Your Drag: Sat, Feb 11, 2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM   AVAILABLE

A Beginner's Guide To Beekeeping
Regular Price: $40.00
Member Price: $28.00
Winter is the time to start thinking spring and preparing for the coming beekeeping season. Learn the basics of bee biology and natural bee history, what equipment you might need, what plants are best for pollinators, and the symbiotic morphology between bees and plants.

Classes will include lectures and discussions, but will not include hands-on beekeeping training. Proceeds benefit bee conservation.

Purchase the 3 class series here to SAVE!
Session A Beginner's Guide To : Tue, Jan 17, 2017 - Tue, Jan 31, 2017 7:00PM - 8:30PM   (8 AVAIL)

Part I: The Marvelous Bee
Regular Price: $14.00
Member Price: $10.00
Learn about the natural history of the honeybee and who makes up the hive. We'll cover the life cycles and jobs of each bee in the hive, and how the colony works as a single organism.
Session Part I: The Marvelous : Tue, Jan 17, 2017 7:00PM - 8:30PM   (13 AVAIL)

Part II: Pollen Nation's Lessons Learned
Regular Price: $14.00
Member Price: $10.00
Members of Pollen Nation will share experiences and lessons learned during their first two years of beekeeping. Discover what equipment is needed, and what to expect when starting out as a beginning beekeeper.
Session Part II: Pollen Nation: Tue, Jan 24, 2017 7:00PM - 8:30PM   (14 AVAIL)

Part III: Planting For Pollinators!
Regular Price: $14.00
Member Price: $10.00
Trees and weeds for bees! Find out what the best plants are to support pollinators. Combine these plants to create the best buffet for pollinators in your tri-state backyard. Discover bee/plant symbiotic morphology!
Session Part III: Planting For: Tue, Jan 31, 2017 7:00PM - 8:30PM   (13 AVAIL)

Digital Photo for Beginners Tues. Series-Part I-IV
Regular Price: $220.00
Member Price: $200.00
The Zoo is a great place to learn to be a shutterbug! During this 4 part series, Brian Jorg, Zoo Horticulturist and professional photographer, will walk you through the fundamentals of SLR digital photography and how to apply this new knowledge to photographing wildlife and landscapes.

All classes meet on either Tuesdays from 5-7 pm or Saturdays from 9-11 am. Please select this ticket for the TUESDAY series, which includes the following classes:

January 31 - Introduction to Digital Photography
February 7 - Travel Photography
March 28 - Photo Safari- Spring Blooms
April 11 - Photo Safari- Wildlife

For a full description of each class please see below.

YOU MAY REGISTER ONE PERSON AT A TIME. TO REGISTER MORE THAN ONE PERSON, PLEASE CLICK THE RETURN TO SHOPPING BUTTON BEFORE CHECKING OUT.

IF YOU HAVE DIFFICULTY REGISTERING FOR THE SERIES, PLEASE CALL 513-559-7767 OPT. 4 TO REGISTER.
Session Digital Photography fo: Tue, Jan 31, 2017 - Tue, Apr 11, 2017 5:00PM - 7:00PM   AVAILABLE

Digital Photo for Beginners Sat Series- Part I-IV
Regular Price: $220.00
Member Price: $200.00
The Zoo is a great place to learn to be a shutterbug! During this 4 part series, Brian Jorg, Zoo Horticulturist and professional photographer, will walk you through the fundamentals of SLR digital photography and how to apply this new knowledge to photographing wildlife and landscapes.

All classes meet on either Tuesdays from 5-7 pm or Saturdays from 9-11 am. Please select this ticket for the SATURDAY series, which includes the following classes:

January 28 - Introduction to Digital Photography
February 4 - Travel Photography
March 25 - Photo Safari- Spring Blooms
April 8 - Photo Safari- Wildlife

For a full description of each class please see below.

YOU MAY REGISTER ONE PERSON AT A TIME. TO REGISTER MORE THAN ONE PERSON, PLEASE CLICK THE RETURN TO SHOPPING BUTTON BEFORE CHECKING OUT.

IF YOU HAVE DIFFICULTY REGISTERING FOR THE SERIES, PLEASE CALL 513-559-7767 OPT. 4 TO REGISTER.
Session Digital Photography fo: Sat, Jan 28, 2017 - Sat, Apr 8, 2017 9:00AM - 11:00AM   (15 AVAIL)

Part I: Introduction to Digital Photography
Regular Price: $65.00
Member Price: $60.00
This class, geared toward beginner photographers who want to get more out of their camera, will cover SLR camera basics, exposure, aperture, shutter speed, close-up, and landscape techniques. This classroom introduction will help make you a better photographer. Attendees are encouraged to bring their cameras to class.

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.

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 they have one.

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 they have one.

 
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.

Sustainable Urban Landscape Symposium
Price: $49.00
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden's Sustainable Urban Landscape Symposium will be a jam-packed program with expert speakers designed to take on the challenge and answer the questions of how we can design, build, and maintain the most sustainable landscapes possible. Speaker list: coming soon!

C.E.U.'s Pending

Free parking and lunch are included with your fee. Please keep your ticket to show to receive free parking!
Session Sustainable Urban Land: Thu, Feb 23, 2017 8:00AM - 6:00PM   AVAILABLE

Getting The Most Out Of Your Landscape Series
Regular Price: $70.00
Member Price: $45.00
Join Steve Foltz, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens' Director of Horticulture, for one of the most imformative and complete landscape series for home-owners in the region. If you are planning on garden renovation or a new installation in your landscape, these classes provide great inspiration on design, preparation, and plant selection, with emphasis on plants that do best in the Tri-state area. Take time now to gain the knowledge of soil preparation, maintenance, and plant selection, and you'll be ready to hit the ground running in spring, creating a thriving and beautiful garden.

Purchase the entire 5 part series here and SAVE, or select individual lectures below. The 2017 Getting The Most Out Of Your Home Landscape Series meets on Wednesdays from 7-9pm, starting February 15th for 5 weeks.

Cost per Class: Members: $10 Non-Members: $15

Cost for Series: $45 Non-Members: $70
Session Getting The Most Out O: Wed, Feb 15, 2017 - Wed, Mar 15, 2017 7:00PM - 9:00PM   AVAILABLE

Part I: Design Your Landscape
Regular Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00
The focus of this class is the simple steps that every designer takes when evaluating a new landscape or renovating an exisiting landscape. This class will set the stage for where you want to take your garden. If you have a new house or want to expand on what you already have, this class will give you the tools to plan for success.
Session Part I: Design Your La: Wed, Feb 15, 2017 7:00PM - 9:00PM   AVAILABLE

Part II: Best Trees & Shrubs For Your Landscape
Regular Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00
Choosing the right tree for your landscape can be a hard decision. A slide presentation will illustrate the various types of trees that you can use. Screening, evergreens, and flowering shrubs that will enhance your landscape will also be discussed, with a special empahsis on the best trees and shrubs in the Botanical Gardens here at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, that will provide season-long color and bring pollicators right to your front door.
Session Part II: Best Trees & : Wed, Feb 22, 2017 7:00PM - 9:00PM   AVAILABLE

Part III: Bringing In Color & Pollinators
Regular Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00
Make your garden come alive this year with the use of plants that will provide more than just beauty to your landscape! Learn the joy of using plants. The CZBG has been trialing annuals and perennials for over 15 years. See which plants we rely on for the best, most beautiful, landscape!
Session Part III: Bringing In : Wed, Mar 1, 2017 7:00PM - 9:00PM   AVAILABLE

Part IV: How Do I Take Care Of It?
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Member Price: $10.00
This class will go over all the things you need to do in the garden to help make it the best it can be. From lawn care to tree care and everything in between, we will walk you through what it takes to put joy back into gardening!
Session Part IV: How Do I Take: Wed, Mar 8, 2017 7:00PM - 9:00PM   AVAILABLE

Part V: Putting It All Together
Regular Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00
This class goes into more depth on which plants go well together and combines everything we have learned over the previous 4 weeks. Questions about invasive plants, using chemicals in the landscape, insect and disease problems will all be covered. This class is really meant to give you the confidence to go out and create the best landscape you have ever done. Healthy gardens make for happier, healthier people! Come join us in our quest to bring gardening to everyone's lives!
Session Part V: Putting It All: Wed, Mar 15, 2017 7:00PM - 9:00PM   AVAILABLE

 
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