You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy learning at Blank Park Zoo. Blank Park University will expand your understanding of the natural world through lectures led by some of Blank Park Zoo’s awesome staff. This will be a 45 to 60 minute interactive presentation with time after the presentation for lots of questions. Each program will include a hands-on activity or game, behind-the-scenes adventure/animal encounter, or a workshop addition.
For non-members, Zoo admission is included with the cost of the program. Check out our website for the 2021 class themes and dates.
You don’t even have to be present at the zoo to enjoy learning with Blank Park University! For 2021, we will have virtual, as well as in-person, options available for all classes. Send us an email if you have further questions about virtual versus in-person classes to email@example.com.
Class Dates & Themes:
January 10: Taxidermy & Conservation
February 14: Weird, Wild & Kind of Wacky – Animal Mating Habits (18+ only)
March 14: Kori Bustard Conservation & Fly-fish Tying
April 11: Plants 101
May 9: Let’s Talk About the “2nd” Most Successful Mammals in the World
June 13: Feathers – Pigmentation & Structure
July 11: Life of an Eastern Bluebird with guest speaker Joel VanRoekel, DSM Parks & Recreation Environmental Educator
August 8: The Bugs and the Bees
September 12: A World of Vultures
October 10: Morphology and Psychology of Aliens (18+ only)