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North Carolina Zoo Overnight Wild Animal Science Camp
The North Carolina Zoo’s Wild Animal Science Camps provide a fun and educational opportunity for young, budding scientists! The camp’s hand-on activities mimic the field work conservation scientists undertake in the wild and offer a realistic overview of what it might be like to follow in the footsteps of conservation heroes, like Jane Goodall or Dian Fossey.
Through carefully planned activities around the Zoo, campers will use various research methods used by our Zoo’s field biologists when working in the wild to save elephants, gorillas, vultures and more. Campers will use camera traps, solve human-wildlife conflict, identify footprints and bones, and study animal behavior. Campers will also have the unique and exciting experience of exploring the Zoo at night, where they will try out night-time research tools to observe and study Zoo animals and native wildlife.
All campers will have the opportunity to meet new friends, network with others who share their interests and experience the joys and challenges of working to help protect wildlife and their habitats.
April 30 - May 1 (junior)
May 14 - May 15 (senior)
June 11 - 12 (senior)
September 10 -11 (junior)
Meals Provided: Yes
See website for details
Grades: Middle School, High School
Age: Rising 6th-first year undergrads
$449 for Zoo Society members, $499 for non-members