S.T.E.M. Class


Grades: 1-3*

Are you a future zookeeper or wildlife biologist?

Hold LIVE animals! Learn all about amazing animals and use awesome digital microscopes to see the micro-world! From the jungle orangutans to the arctic polar bears, we will learn all about incredible animal species while doing fun, hands on science!

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Q. What do you call a bear caught in the rain? A. a DRIZZLY bear!


Learn all about amazing animals and wildlife conservation in Zoology and HOLD LIVE ANIMALS!

In this hands-on camp, nerds will embark on a journey to discover the wonders of the animal kingdom. From studying endangered species to exploring the diverse habitats they call home, every day will be filled with excitement and discovery. Get ready to build polar bear dens to insulate our polar bears all winter, “adopt” and care for an orangutan orphan, help save baby sea turtles, and more!

Using awesome digital microscopes, young zoologists will uncover the intricate details of insects, feathers, scales, and more, gaining a newfound appreciation for the beauty and diversity of life on Earth.

But the real highlight of our camp? Meeting live animals up close! Each week, Mr. JD, the Reptile Wrangler, will join us with a variety of safe and fascinating creatures to touch and hold. From the world’s largest species of gecko to ball pythons, bearded dragons, isopods, and superworms, get ready for an unforgettable hands-on experience with some of nature’s most incredible animals!

A great fit for caring nerds that want to learn about our incredible animal world and also what they can do to help endangered species survive and thrive.

  • Habitat models
  • Adorable Animal creations
  • Science Experiments like Oil Spill Cleanup and Blubber Insulation
  • About Endangered Animals
  • Habitats
  • Food Chain
  • Animal Adaptations for survival
  • How humans can help endangered species
  • How to use a microscope to look at feathers, scales, fur, shells, and insects up close!
Our Little Nerd classes for grades 1-3, are engaging and exciting and vary greatly in content and structure, but in some form there is always direct instruction from the teacher, guided practice, and independent or small group work with help and support from peers and staff. We usually begin the day with a team building activity and move into our first lesson. Next is a hands-on activity or project. Halfway through the class, kids will take a brief recess and snack break. A second lesson follows break and the kids will do another project/activity or continue one they were working on. Bottom line: It’s hands-on, interactive, fun learning.

SUMMER & BREAK CLASSES ONLY: Class is 3hrs each day, so bring a snack for break time. Also, bring your own refillable water bottle. Don’t have one? Add our Nerding water bottle to your order and pick up on first day of class!


Your nerd will build and discover like these nerds have.

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Locations, dates, and times vary by time of year.



Registration opens March 8, 2024 @ 10am

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