Brenda's blog @ Audubon

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The Rock Still Has It

June 7, 2014 | Tag(s): Audubon Zoo Camp
By: Brenda, Director of Education and Volunteers, Audubon Zoo
Four years ago I decided to create an activity that would encourage the summer campers to spend more time exploring the zoo.
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Nature Is Blooming!

April 26, 2014 | Tag(s): Audubon Zoo Education, Outdoor classroom
By: Brenda, Director of Education and Volunteers, Audubon Zoo
The children were excited to see what was behind the wooden gate and I heard lots of whispers about the “secret garden”.
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A Hands-On Workshop for Grown-Ups

By: Brenda, Director of Education and Volunteers, Audubon Zoo
They are intently listening to instructions and words thrown out such as lateral cut, cavity, scalpel, pectoral girdle and more.
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The Toughest Decisions in Zoo Education: Junior Zoo Keeper Interviews

March 22, 2014 | Tag(s): Junior Keepers
By: Brenda, Director of Education and Volunteers, Audubon Zoo
This morning eager parents and teenagers arrived at our education gates early to be admitted for the Audubon Zoo Junior Keeper interviews.
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Goldfish Crackers, Math and Overfishing

January 9, 2014
By: Brenda, Director of Education and Volunteers, Audubon Zoo
Our informal instruction combined a math lesson with an environmental lesson on overfishing.
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2014 Art Contest

November 27, 2013
By: Brenda, Director of Education and Volunteers, Audubon Zoo
The George Rodrigue Foundation will award $45,000 in college scholarships and awards.
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The Real Hunger Games

November 17, 2013 | Tag(s): Audubon Zoo Education, Safari After Dark
By: Brenda, Director of Education and Volunteers, Audubon Zoo
They needed to survive and make it back to camp after an hour.
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Two Unlikely Friends

October 11, 2013 | Tag(s): Animal Enrichment, Audubon Zoo Education
By: Brenda, Director of Education and Volunteers, Audubon Zoo
This is the story of two very unusual friends. “Pippa” the chicken and “Ralphie” the guinea pig.
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Twlight Treks

September 21, 2013 | Tag(s): family activity
By: Brenda, Director of Education and Volunteers, Audubon Zoo
An hour or so before sunset, activity among birds, animals and insects increases and continues through twilight.
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Zoo School

September 18, 2013 | Tag(s): Audubon Zoo Education
By: Brenda, Director of Education and Volunteers, Audubon Zoo
School has started for most children across the U.S., but on Monday “Zoo school” starts and I am so excited.