Cooking for Critters
Join us in the zoo kitchen to learn about how we prepare food for the zoo animals. Each animal has a specific diet chosen for them by our vets, and then it’s up to the keepers, diet techs, and volunteers (aka zoo chefs) to prepare each diet to perfection. Follow along for a tour of the commissary, as we “bake” a batch of bat skewers. Plus, we’ll even get to watch the bats enjoy their dinner. Along the way, we talk about animal diets, carnivores, herbivores and omnivores, and why food is such an important part of health – for you and for animals!
Topics covered: Herbivore/Carnivore/Omnivore, Zoo Jobs, Animal nutrition
Possible Core Standards Tie-in: 5.3.1 (animals obtain energy and matter from food)
Recommended Ages: Any
Notes: This program runs a full hour, can accommodate up to 150 participants, and includes a behind the scenes view of a rarely seen area. Therefore, this class starts at $125 instead of $75