Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Zoo School

Our NYC homeschool group is taking a series of classes this month at "Zoo School" at the Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn, NY.

At the first session, the kids learned about how animals use color to hide, to warn off predators that they are poisonous or bad tasting (or mimics), or to attract mates.

At our second class, we talked more about animals and color, met some live animals, and played a hot potato like game where the kids were given colored smocks and had to dance until the music stopped, then end up on a square of the same color as their smock in order to camouflage themselves. And they made peacock crowns as well.

After class, we saw the zoo's newest addition-- a brand new baby tamarind.

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