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Engaging programs and hands-on experiences for your Scouts!
Assemble all of your scouts and head down to The Toledo Zoo for a fun-filled class of animal exploration that will let you fulfill scout badge requirements. Scout programs are available year round. Program fees include Zoo admission, an animal introduction, on-grounds exploration and more.
Programs can be scheduled to meet the needs of your group and many can come to you through the outreach program. Please contact us with at least three weeks prior to your date to schedule.
- One adult chaperone is admitted free with every 5 scouts.
- NOTE: Additional adults wishing to come on the field trip may enter the Zoo by paying admission or using their Toledo Zoo membership cards. While scouts are in their badge program, additional guests are asked to visit the Zoo exhibits and grounds and rejoin scouts after program completion.
- Free Parking at the Anthony Wayne side of the Zoo and present your confirmation upon entering.
Webelos – 2 ½ hour session ($8 per scout)
• Identify the wild birds you see at our Zoo
• Learn differences between venomous and poisonous
• Play a food chain game
• Live Animal Demonstration
• Learn about the dangers of litter
The boys will complete the Naturalist portion of the Outdoor group by completing activities 3, 4, 6, and 8.
The scouts will learn about venomous and non-venomous reptiles. They will also learn about poisonous plants, and how to identify them. What to do when you are exposed. And why do these plants have these defense methods. They will also learn about animal life cycles, ecosystems and carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. Animal diets and enrichments will be covered.
Science Belt Loop - 1 ½ hour session ($5 per scout)
Complete these three requirements:
• Explain the scientific method to your adult partner.
• Use the scientific method in a simple science project. Explain the results to an adult.
• Visit a museum, a laboratory, an observatory, a zoo, an aquarium, or other facility that employs scientists. Talk to a scientist about his or her work.
Science Pin - 2 ½ hour session ($8 per scout)
Earn the Science belt loop, and complete the following requirements:
• Find a stream or other area that shows signs of erosion. Try to discover the cause of the erosion.
• Plant seeds. Grow a flower, garden vegetable or other plant.
• Learn about a creature that lives in the ocean. Share what you have learned with your den or family.
• Make a model or poster of the solar system. Label the planets and the sun.
• Do a scientific experiment in front of an audience. Explain your results.
Wildlife Conservation Belt Loop - 1 ½ hour session ($5 per scout)
• Explain what natural resources are and why it’s important to protect and conserve them.
• Make a poster that shows and explains the food chain. Describe to your den what happens if the food chain becomes broken or damaged.
• Learn about an endangered species. Make a report to your den that includes a picture, how the species came to be endangered, and what is being done to save it.
Wildlife Conservation Pin - 2 ½ hour session ($8 per scout)
Earn the Wildlife Conservation belt loop, and complete the following requirements:
• Collect and read five newspaper or magazine articles that discuss conservation of wildlife and report to your family or den what you learn.
• Learn about five animals that use camouflage to protect themselves.
• Make a collage of animals that are in the same class: fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, or mammals.
• Make a plaster cast of an animal track. Show it to your den.
• Visit with a person who works in wildlife conservation, such as a park ranger, biologist, range manager, geologist, horticulturist, zookeeper, fishery technician, or conservation officer.
Pet Care Belt Loop - 1 ½ hour session ($5 per scout)
Complete these three requirements:
• Care for your pet for two weeks. Make a list of the tasks that you did to take care of your pet.
• Read a book, explore the Internet (with your parent’s or partner’s permission), or acquire a pamphlet about your pet. List three new interesting facts that you learned about your pet.
• Make a poster about your pet. Share your poster with your den, pack, or family.
Pet Care Pin - 2 ½ hour session ($8 per scout)
Earn the Pet Care belt loop, and complete the following requirements:
• With an adult, develop a plan for someone to care for your pet if you were to be away for one week.
• Describe how your pet communicates with you and other animals.
• Attend a pet show. Report to your den about the show.
• Make a drawing of the cage or bed your pet requires. Describe the important parts of it.
• Tell three ways that animals can help people.
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