Spring Wild Adventure Programs

2021 Wild Adventure Programs

Our Wild Adventure Program strives to maintain a safe and healthy environment for our students and staff, and we will be following federal, state, and local guidelines regarding social distancing and cleanliness.  We have the advantage in that the vast majority of our time is spent outdoors, and the grounds of Southwick's Zoo offer us the chance to travel together while maintaining social distance.  Camp areas are cleaned and disinfected regularly, and we always require our students to wash their hands with soap and water frequently throughout the day including before meals.

Please note that all children will be required to wear when inside or in areas where they cannot socially distance during Summer Wild Adventure Programs.

Questions About Wild Adventure Programs?

Email Bob Clark, Wild Adventure Program Director, at earthltdsummerprogram@gmail.com.

Make your child’s spring break a wild adventure!

In partnership with the non-profit EARTH Limited, we are offering three single-day educational programs for kids in grades 2-6 during April vacation! Children will learn through hands-on activities including games, crafts, and even meeting a few of the EARTH Discovery Center’s animal ambassadors up close and personal!

Did you know we also offer longer Wild Adventure Programs during the summer? Click here to learn more!

2021 Spring Program Sessions

Tuesday, April 20: T-Rex to Turkeys

9:00am-3:00pm – Grades 2-6
$80 nonmember / $70 EARTH member

This program focuses on how modern animals evolved from their prehistoric ancestors. By examining evolution, we can discover some surprising connections! Did you know that the T-Rex is connected to turkeys and chickens? Students will explore the connections between different species of animals and what makes them alike and unique.

Wednesday, April 21: It’s What’s On The Inside That Counts

9:00am-3:00pm – Grades 2-6
$80 nonmember / $70 EARTH member

Looking at how animals behave and function is fascinating! In this program, we will explore animal behaviors, eating habits, body structure, and adaptations to discover what makes different species thrive in specific environments.

Thursday, April 22: Move it! Move it!

9:00am-3:00pm – Grades 2-6
$80 nonmember / $70 EARTH member

Locomotion is the name of the game here. Not trains, but how animals move on land, in water, and in the air, as well as the unique adaptations that allow them to survive in their habitats. Different species will be examined to figure out what makes them suited to their environment.

Note to EARTH Members:
EARTH members receive a $10 discount on Spring Wild Adventure Programs. To receive your member discount when you register, click “enter promotional code”. Your code is the first 5 letters of your last name + the first 2 letters of your first name. Example: John Smith’s code would be SMITHJO. If your last name is fewer than 5 letters, just use your full last name + the first 2 letters of your first name, Jane Doe’s code would be DOEJA.
*Must be a current EARTH member at the time of registration to receive the member discount. Discounts cannot be applied retroactively.

Program Notes

  • Drop Off Time: 8:45am at the picnic table located near the top of the zoo’s small parking lot (near the main gate)
    Pick up Time: 3:00pm at the picnic table located near the top of the zoo’s small parking lot (near the main gate)
  • Make sure your child is dressed for the weather. We spend most of the day outdoors and do a large amount of walking, so we recommend that children do not wear sandals or open toed shoes.
  • Children should bring a backpack with: lunch,  a water bottle, hand sanitizer,sunscreen, and insect repellent
  • Children must also bring a face mask or other fabric face covering such as a bandana. Following state guidelines, children will be required to wear a face mask throughout the day, excluding during meal times. We strongly recommend packing an extra mask in case one gets dirty or is unusable.

For more information, please contact:

Bob Clark, Program Director, at earthltdsummerprogram@gmail.com