Sunday, September 13, 2015

KidScience at the Zoo

The following is a message from Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium and AMS/ASD does not sanction the following the message or their activities. 

The KidScience program at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, is seeking to recruit students with a strong interest and ability in science.  KidScience is a two-year program aimed at students in grades 6-8 who are interested in science, research, animal behavior, and conservation.  It is an intensive, but fun, program that introduces students to scientific principles and research methods within a zoo environment. 

KidScience is a two-year, year-round program. Classes for the upcoming school year will begin October 3rd, and we will continue accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year through mid-September. Students will attend class at the Zoo every other Saturday from October through May. The program will continue with a summer camp, which runs Monday through Thursday for three weeks in July 2016.  Throughout the program, students will learn research methods and problem solving techniques, which will allow them to conduct their own research projects on a favorite zoo animal.  In addition to research, the kids are exposed to local and international conservation issues, and they often work with peers on fun and educational group activities.  KidScience is tuition-based, but there are full scholarships available to any students who may need them. 

 Contact Information:
Amanda (Mandy) Revak
KidScience & Zoo U. Coordinator
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
412-365-2567 (Tues. – Sat.)
fax 412-665-3661