Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s EdVenture Department is looking for creative ways to support our community with familiar favorites and some amazing new programs during these unusual times. From homeschoolers and scout groups, to 21-and-up evening tours and more, CMZoo’s EdVenture team is sure they have an exciting program for you, no matter your age.
Hands On Homeschool is a new supplemental homeschool program offered for kindergarteners through fifth graders, whether they’ve been homeschooling for a long time or are new to the format. The curriculum focuses on Colorado Department of Education school science standards through inquiry-based, hands-on exploration, and investigation of wild animals and wild places. If you are hoping to drop the kids off for the day, we can also schedule private “camp” days for groups of five or more kindergarteners through sixth graders.
Saturdays for Scouts is a program dedicated to helping Scout groups gain skills, knowledge, and up-close experiences to help earn badges, all while exploring CMZoo on a Saturday. Troops are responsible for signing off on badges, but Zoo educators can help provide the resources and know-how to supplement the experience. Another favorite in the Scout community is evening tours of the Zoo! Starlight Safaris are a great way to learn about wildlife, meet animal ambassadors and spend time together safely as a troop.
These are just two of several programs available, detailed at cmzoo.org/events. If an existing program date doesn’t fit your schedule, or you would rather create your own group, the EdVenture team can work with you. Almost every program can be customized and scheduled for private groups. Want to plan a girls’ night out? We can do that! Looking for a place to send a group of kids for a day? We can do that, too!
If you find a program that you want to participate in, but would rather schedule it as a private event, just email [email protected], and we can help create an activity suited to your individual needs.