Better late than never! I'm so sorry this post is late. Today we are on the final letter for this years Blogging Through The Alphabet! Wow the letter Z. My co-host Desiree is sharing the Z is for Zone!
The topic today is Zoo Visits for Science! A visit to the zoo is so good no matter what age you are. I'm so grateful for zoo's around the world. They contribute to so much of the knowledge that we have and allow us to experience different biomes and animals from across the globe. They are places that protect and preserve life and contribute to the wellness of so many people through having access to being able to see and experience the beauty that is out there in our world.
One of the mistakes we make is thinking we need to spend ALL day at the zoo. Our local government zoo has a membership program making it much cheaper to be able to go to the zoo multiple times throughout the year. By planning our day and choosing which animals we wanted to see that day made a HUGE difference to us enjoying the zoo together. We would pack morning tea. Take ourselves to the zoo and look at those sections we had chosen and come home. Everyone enjoyed this approach so much more than long protracted days at the zoo.
|Wild Nights Zoo After Dark 2015
Keep an eye on your local zoo what's on page. We discovered that our Zoo ran a week long night program in winter allowing us to see the zoo after dark. We have such wonderful memories of toasting marshmallows, seeing possums up trees and meeting the serval.
We attended this event for a few years, you can see some of our adventures along with video's in these posts:
- Werribee Zoo Wild Nights - we saw fire dancing, laser shows and animals after dark
- Night Zoo Delight - Take a photo journey with us through Werribee Open Range zoo after dark and meet the serval in a YouTube clip.
- A Tall Order Encounter - a photo journal of meeting the giraffe at Werribee Open Range Zoo.
- A Day at Healsville Sanctuary - This is the sister zoo to Werribee. It specialises in Australian Wildlife. They have a wonderful wildlife hospital there that the public can go into and see what the vets are doing.
- An Afternoon at Werribee Open Range Zoo - going on a bus trip at Werribee Zoo made for an interesting time.
- A day trip to the zoo - some behind the scenes photo's of the serval and cheetah.
|Paul and Sir N released number four of the Bandicoots.
Featured from last week the letter Y...
- Y is for Yellow and Y is for Yahtzee over at Our Homeschool Notebook
- Homeschooling Tips from A to Z: The Letter Y on Homeschooling Highway
- Composer ABCs - Yoshimatsu over at At Home: Where Life Happens.
This Week over at Our Homeschool Notebook the topic is Z is for Zone!