Sign Up Now for Junior Zookeeper Camps for Kids
at Wildlife West Nature Park
Wildlife West Nature Park is now taking registrations for their week-long Junior Zookeeper Day Camps in Edgewood. Children between the ages 8 to 12 years get a rare opportunity to experience up close and learn about New Mexico’s native wildlife and observe what the zookeepers do on a daily basis. They 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 the zookeepers. This five-day camp runs for three weeks from 9 a.m. to noon on June 11-15th, June 18-22th and June 25-29th.
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, active educational program helps children develop life-long values about wildlife and the environment as they learn all about the animals at Wildlife West, including the newest arrivals – Bob the bobcat and four adorable, tree-climbing grey foxes.
The camps are $30/child for families who live in Santa Fe County thanks to funding from Santa Fe County, or $70/child outside this area. Daily snacks and drinks along with a family barbecue at the end of the camp 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 along with payment, or stop by Wildlife West at 87 North Frontage Road, Edgewood. For more information, call 505-281-7655.
Photos by Roger Holden