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Summer Zoo Camp teaches kids about animals, conservation through fun activities

Courtesy photo<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Campers learn about how snakes shed their skin by trying to remove socks from their feet without using their hands.

Courtesy photo<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Campers learn about how snakes shed their skin by trying to remove socks from their feet without using their hands.

June 6 marked the first day of Summer Zoo Camp at Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary. Zoo camp is seven weeks of camps in which children learn about animals and conservation through games, crafts, wildlife and nature explorations, and hands-on animal experiences. Along with learning about science and nature, children are able to form new friendships and develop skills that they will carry with them into adulthood.

The focus of this week's camp is native animals. Each of the seven weeks has a specific theme; upcoming subjects are endangered animals, herbivores, omnivores, carnivores, venomous/poisonous animals and aquatic animals.

Summer Zoo Camp is for children ages 6 through 12. The tuition cost for one week is $150 for HPZS members and $175 for nonmembers. Single-day tuition is also available. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register your child for Summer Zoo Camp, contact Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary at 778-4242.

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