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Watery Wonders (Primary)

flat ray approaching with shadow visible on sand below it

Watery Wonders is the third 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 are using biological taxonomy to care for and help save species. Students may sign up for individual series or for all five series.

Watery Wonders: Scales, slime and shape-shifting? Sign us up! Dive into the fascinating underwater worlds of fish and amphibians, and discover the secret senses and hidden super powers swimming just beneath the surface. We’ll also learn why scientists think these amazing animals are critical to environmental conservation around the world! 

The primary section of Watery Wonders is appropriate for ages 5-8 and is a drop-off program. Children do not need to be independent readers and writers to enjoy class activities. 

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Age range: 5 - 8

Class Sessions

Date(s): Monday, January 13 to Monday, February 10 (class meets on Monday)
Time: 10:03 am to 12:03 pm