Safari Scholars is a special educational opportunity for Homeschooled and Cyber-Schooled students ages 5-12. Students learn about animals, conservation, and environmental issues through interactive lessons in inquiry-based classes. Classes will include animal presentations, touch tables with biofacts, and special tours. Students will be grouped in different classrooms according to age. Please be sure to register your child(ren) for the appropriate age group(s).
Parents will receive a lesson plan of each class for their records, and children will receive a Certificate of Participation at the conclusion of the 4th class. Cost: Members - $40/student; $32/each additonal student from the same family; Non-members - $68/student; $60/each additional student from the same family.
Important online registration information for members:
You will not receive the member discount unless you sign in with your membership email and password (via the sign in button at the top of the page after you click the register button). You are recognized as a member by your contact information, including your email address. Member discounts are shown in the cart. There are no discount codes or a place to enter your member number.
To receive the member discount, you must be a current member at the time of registration. To become a member, please click here.
To update your member information prior to registering, please contact the membership department at 412-365-2534.
Online registration will close on Friday, September 29, or sooner if sessions sell out.
This is a four week program; when registering for an age group, you are registering for all four days. Fall 2017 dates:
12:30pm-3:00pm each day
Habitat Investigators - ages 5&6
Students will explore the characteristics of some of the biggest habitats in the world, including oceans, rainforests, temperate forests, and grasslands. We'll look at animals from each habitat and examine the adaptations that make them uniquely fitted for life within.
Register for ages 5&6
Vertebrate Variety - ages 7-9
Students in these classes will learn the distinguishing characteristics of the five vertebrate groups - fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds.
Vertebrate Variety is full. We are no longer taking registrations for this age group.
Working Wild - ages 10-12
Students will explore the careers available at the Zoo. Emphasis will be placed on animal related careers such as zookeepers, veterinarians, and researchers.
Register for ages 10-12
Please register for Safari Scholars by clicking on the appropriate register button above or by mailing in a form.
There is a $2 per student fee for online registrations. For a mail in form, please click here
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