Conservation Scouts

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Help Us Develop New Scout Programs

Potawatomi Zoo's Education Department is looking for input from scouting groups as to what types of programs you would like the zoo to offer.  Use the following link to take this brief 3-question survey and offer your preferences: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7ZH5N6Q.  Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

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Conservation Scouts is a two-hour program that allows scouts to get involved with the zoo and to talkabout conservation.  After completion of the program, each scout will be awarded a Potawatomi Zoo Conservation Scout patch.

Cost of a Conservation Scout program is $10.00 per scout with one chaperone for every five scouts admitted free. Additional adult chaperones are $7.50 each.

To maximize the scouts’ experience, the Education Department does not allow siblings or other family members in Conservation Scout Programs. Families may visit the zoo during the program and then meet up with the scouts following the program.

Due to classroom space, programs are limited to 40 people.

Level One: Species Conservation Status

Potawatomi Zoo introduces Brownies, Wolf and Bear scouts to conservation as they create their own conservation dictionary, complete a zoo scavenger hunt, and meet animals in a safe-threatened-endangered presentation.

Level Two: Why Conservation is Important

Junior Girl and Webelos scouts will understand the importance of conservation after meeting the Rare Scare gang, building a food web, completing a scavenger hunt, and more at Potawatomi Zoo.  Level Three: Endangered Species Causes & Solutions

Boy Scouts and Senior Girl Scouts can discover why species are becoming endangered, what they can do to help, and what Potawatomi Zoo does to help conserve species. Level Three Conservation Scouts will study the case of the Florida panther, play the conservationist consumer’s challenge, discover how zoos manage animal populations, and make enrichment for some of Potawatomi Zoo’s animal residents.

Program Availability

Conservation Scout Programs are available from April through November during normal zoo hours (10am-5pm).

To Schedule or Inquire about a Conservation Scout Program
Contact the Potawatomi Zoo Education Department
Phone: 574-235-7621
Email: KUlrich@SouthBendIN.gov