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Junior Zookeeper Camps for Kids at Wildlife West Nature Park

  • 06/12/2017
  • 9:00 AM
  • 07/14/2017
  • 12:00 PM
  • Wildlife West, 87 N. Frontage Rd., Edgewood, NM 87015

Junior Zookeeper Camps for Kids

at Wildlife West Nature Park


            Sign up now for a week-long Junior Zookeeper Day Camp at Wildlife West Nature Park in Edgewood.  Children between the ages 8 to 12 years will have a rare opportunity to experience up close and learn about New Mexico’s native wildlife and plants, and observe what zookeepers do on a day to day basis. Children will interact with animals in a safe and educational environment, make toys for the wildlife, observe their behavior, and get behind the scenes tours led by zookeepers.  This five-day camp runs for three weeks from 9 a.m. to noon, June 12=16th, June 13-17th, June 19-23rd and July 10-14th.

            The camps are taught by two certified teachers who will cover everything from zoo-keeping and bird-watching techniques, to animal enrichment projects.  Children will learn about the care and basic biology of native wildlife and plants. This outdoor educational program will help children develop life-long values about wildlife and the environment as they learn all about the wildlife at Wildlife West, including the newest arrivals – two young mountain lions.  

            Thanks to funding support from Santa Fe County, this five-day camp is $30/child for families who live in Edgewood or Santa Fe county, or $70/child for families outside this area.  Daily snacks and drinks will be provided.  Space is limited, so register now by going to www.wildlifewest.org to obtain the registration form which needs to be mailed in along with payment, or stop by Wildlife West at 87 North Frontage Road, Edgewood.  For more information, call 505-281-7655.

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