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Marvelous Mammalia (Advanced)

Closeup showing the black-furred bear's long gray snout

Marvelous Mammalia is the second series in the 2019-2020 Zoo home-school curriculum exploring Terrific Taxonomy. This year, our home-school students will explore the biological classification system that groups and categorizes all living things.

Each five-week series will focus on a different class of animals, digging deep into the features and elements which define it and exploring a different group within that class each week. Students will develop a rich picture of the variety of animals within the Animal Kingdom and how  zoologists and conservation scientists at the Smithsonian's National Zoo use biological taxonomy to care for and help save species. Students may sign up for individual series or for all five series.

Marvelous Mammalia: From the very small to the very tall, many marvelous mammals call the Zoo home. Get ready to comb through the wide variety of our furry friends, as we explore what makes it so wonderful to be warm-blooded. We’ll also learn about some of the Zoo’s projects to save critically endangered mammals and reintroduce them to the wild! 

The advanced section of Marvelous Mammalia is appropriate for ages 7-12 and is a drop-off program. Children must be independent readers and writers to enjoy class activities. 

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Age range: 7 - 12

Class Sessions

Date(s): Thursday, November 7 to Thursday, December 12 (class meets on Thursdays)
Time: 10:03 am to 12:03 pm