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Saturday, May 14, 2011

We're going to the zoo! zoo! zoo!

So since science class this month is covering Birds and Mammals, and the Honolulu Zoo was having a Migratory Bird Day event, we headed that way to check it out. I'll be honest the Migratory Bird thing was a bust...it took us forever to find it, and it wasn't really much of anything. We still participated, the kids colored some bird masks, then we played a 'migration' game where we were the game pieces and we were migrating from station to station...however, we died...we were eaten by a cat. O well, survival of the fittest I guess.
We went over what he has learned in class...Mammals are warm blooded and they have hair. Birds are warm blooded and have feathers. Both are vertebrate (meaning they have backbones).
Here are some pics from the zoo trip:


a display about eggs and nests

a kookaburra

a bird of paradise

a Victoria crowned pigeon



The boys with their bird masks

Probably the best part of the day was when we saw the spider monkeys, C read the sign himself, and said "Do spiders come out of their butts or something?" We about died laughing!


We also checked out the Keiki Zoo (Children's Zoo) and of course, the playground!

The yummiest part was getting shaved ice afterwards






We found that the zoo does have lots of great keiki programs as well, and may look into doing some of them while we are here...as they coincide with our curriculum.
Some of the zoo activities they have are:
Twilight Tours
Keiki Zoo Keeper
and Star Gazing at the Zoo

And of course, we'll be covering oceans and oceans animals this year...we will also be checking out the Aquarium! Which also has lots of great programs, as well.

I have some zoo cards that I need to laminate and put on a ring for us to use on our next zoo trip.

1 comment:

  1. WOW you take a lot of fieldtrips:) Thanks for linking up to the hop. I feel like I have gotten to know you better thru these posts:)

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