Animal Embassy’s Spring Vacation & Summer Programs
If your child is fascinated by the wonders of nature and by local and exotic animals, Animal Embassy is the place to be during spring and summer vacation! With our ever-growing collection of rescued and adopted animals, Animal Embassy provides children with access to an amazing assemblage of creatures, representing diverse species and ecosystems. Animal Embassy is full of surprises; make sure your child gets a front row seat to the action and excitement with incredible hands-on offerings!
Spring Vacation: April 16-20
The Budding Ecologist is offered for children in Grades 2-5. Participants will discover the interconnectedness of life, as well as amazing life processes such as hibernation, migration, and metamorphosis. They’ll witness the miracle of birth as they watch salamander and frog eggs develop before their eyes, share the excitement in reuniting local wildlife with their natural homes, and uncover some of the mysteries of life while exploring local habitats. 5-day program runs from 3:00-5:00 pm. Cost: $125-$140.
Summer Programs: July 9-12 & July 23-26
The Budding Naturalist is offered this summer for children entering Grades K-2 & Grades 3-5 from July 9-12. This program is perfect for any nature lover and will help develop a deeper appreciation for exotic animals and far-away places, as well as for our local wildlife and habitats. Participants will discover life under the surface of local aquatic habitats (with nets and fish traps), they’ll check our camera trap for images of elusive forest-dwelling creatures, learn field techniques to make plaster casts of animal tracks, as well as learn practices for the safe handling of our rescued Animal Ambassadors and field subjects. 4-day program runs from 3:00-5:00 pm. Cost: $105-$120.
Keeper in Training is offered for children entering Grades 6-9, from July 23-26. This program suits any child with an interest in animal husbandry, or in future careers in veterinary science, education or other zoology related subjects. Although not a prerequisite, this is excellent training for any student that may be interested in our intern program for high school and college students. 4-day program runs from 3:00-5:00 pm. Cost: $105-$120.
All programs will be based at the Animal Embassy public exhibit located at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center at 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Pre-registration is required: please call 203.655.5404 or email email@example.com for more information and for an application.
Animal Embassy has rescued or adopted more than 500 exotic animals over the years and currently maintains over 100 non-releasable animals in educational exhibits, including small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, arachnids and insects.
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