Zoo University (ages 10-13, July 17-21)


Does your child like animals? We hope so because at Zoo University they'll find out what it is like to be a zookeeper and all the other zoo careers. Campers will be hands-on with live animals, teaching a chicken to target train, creating animal enrichment items and observing the animal’s reactions as they meet some favorite zoo friends during a behind-the-scene tour at a local zoo. Participants will also learn how to identify animals using special classification skills and gain experience giving zoo talks like an animal educator. Take a walk on the wild side at Zoo University!

$259 program cost + $50 fee

About the Instructor

Mandy Fellouzis, an agriculture and environmental science educator, a National Board Certified teacher with a B.S. in education and a master's in leadership education, brings a wealth of hands-on experiences into the classroom.

Fellouzis is an instructor at DelVal where she teaches students in wildlife, zoo science and animal science majors how to prepare and present traveling educational programs that meet Common Core, STEM, Next Generation Science and State Standards. She also teaches at the Fox Chase Farm, a demonstration farm a part of the Philadelphia School District.

Fellouzis worked within the agri-marketing industry for more than a decade before teaching. Over the last 10 years, she has been teaching agriculture education to inner city students. Today, you will find her developing university students into environmental educators, and working with school teachers from around the Philadelphia School District, teaching them how to implement agriculture and environmental education into their classrooms. Fellouzis is very passionate about teaching students through exciting hands-on learning opportunities that will engage all levels of learners.

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