BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The spring break Zoo School program at Ross Park Zoo started on Monday.
The program is a day by day style day camp with games, activities, and a zoo walk through where they can learn about the animals in the park.
Aside from learning about the animals in the zoo, students learn about adaptations and food webs.
Zoo School normally has a theme, and the theme for April 15 through April 19 is “Niche Madness.”
Niches are roles that plants and animals have in nature, in the program students will explore the niches of animals in the community and surrounding area.
In addition they will learn how we have our own niches-both in nature and in the community.
“All types of education is environmental education, what kids learn affects whether they perceive themselves as part of the natural world or apart from the natural world,” said Ian Jensen the education coordinator at the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park. “They are apart of it, earth is our home so the more that they know and experience that they are apart of the world the better stewards they will be.”
Students did have to pre-register for the day. If you would like to learn more information about the zoo school, you can do so at the zoo’s website.
There will also be a summer edition of zoo school, but instead of day-by-day, it’s a week at a time basis.