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Welcome to "Zoocademy with Ron Magill"! While Zoo Miami is closed, we will be providing you and your family with some fun and educational content and activities that you can do from home. We will be adding a new lesson every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until May 29, 2020!
Learn all about animal diets, and the different types of "eaters" in the wild!
Go behind the scenes of the Animal Nutrition Center to see how our animals' special diets and meals are prepared.
In today's video, Ron Magill introduces us to "Goliath" the Galapagos tortoise and teaches us more about his species!
In today's lesson & activities, you'll learn all about "locomotion" and how different animals move and travel!
Get ready for a new Zoocademy segment, where you make something fun out of recycled materials! Today, we'll create a cute tortoise and learn the differences between them & turtles.
Feeling stressed and cooped up at home? Try out these Zoo Yoga poses with the whole family! Channel your inner animals and get wild!
In today's video, Ron Magill teaches us about African elephants and introduces us to "Peggy" and "Mabel."
In this Zoocademy segment, you can make something fun out of recycled materials! Today, we'll create an elephant scene with paint, a plastic bag, and leaves!
Today we will be learning about the tallest land mammal on earth - the giraffe!
In this Zoocademy segment, you can make something fun out of recycled materials! Today, we'll create a fun animal-themed organizer for your pens, pencils, art supplies and more!
Today, Ron introduces us to "Aztec" and teaches us about one of the largest New World vultures – King Vultures, one of nature's misunderstood creatures!
Springtime is for the birds! This weekend, you can craft your very own bird-feeder out of a recycled plastic bottle!
This week's Zoocademy lessons sponsored by:
In today's video, Ron Magill teaches us more about the Burmese python and its threats to Florida's ecosystem as an invasive species. He also dispels some common misconceptions about snakes!
In today's segment, we'll be creating a "scrappy snake" out of your leftover scraps of construction paper!
In today's video, Ron Magill brings us a little bit of hope as he teaches us about this iconic Australian marsupial - the tree climbing koala!
In today's segment, we'll be creating a cute origami koala out of construction paper!
In today's video, Ron Magill introduces us to "Hank" and teaches us about the amazing insect-loving sloth bear!
In today's segment, we'll be creating a cute bear face out of paper!
This week's Zoocademy lessons are sponsored by:
In today's video, Ron Magill teaches us about the world's slowest mammal– the sloth!
Gather some leaves, tape or glue, paper, a marker, and try creating some fun animal shapes!
Happy 50 Years of Earth Day! In today's video, Ron Magill talks about the wonders of nature and wildlife, the importance of conservation, and why we do what we do here at Zoo Miami. Plus, he answers some of the questions we've received from our zoo fans!
In this segment, we'll be making a DIY planter out of recycled plastic bottles!
In today's video Ron Magill teaches us about pelicans, unique water birds with a pouch under their bills!
In this segment, we'll put those plastic bottles to good use by creating DIY wind spinners!
In today's video, Ron Magill teaches us about one of the largest owls around the world - the wide-eyed Eurasian eagle owl!
Whooooo's ready to make their own cute paper owl?!
In today's video, Ron Magill teaches us about these fierce and social African cats - lions!
For today's project, we're making a cute paper lion!
In today's video, Ron Magill introduces us to "Toshi," the oldest black rhino in the country, and teaches us about these highly endangered herbivores!
For today's project, we'll have some fun creating a DIY ring toss game!
In today's video, we will be learning and drawing with Ron Magill & LEBO the most powerful bird of prey on earth!
For today's project, download the harpy eagle drawing by LEBO and color it in. Make sure to share it on social media using #zoocademy.
In today's video, we will be going behind the scenes to observe a neonatal exam performed on a baby Arabian oryx!
Create your own DIY "seed bombs" by blending up recycled scraps of paper!
In today's video, we will be learning about our closest living relative - the chimpanzee! Plus, Ron Magill answers some questions from our Zoocademy students!
Create your own DIY piggy banks out of recycled plastic bottles!
DINOSAURS have taken over! In the first of a four-part takeover, Ron teaches us about the Quetzalcoatlus, Suchumimus, and the Dilophosaurus!
Let's make our own flying pterodactyl paper craft!
In this second installment of the DINOSAUR takeover, Ron Magill introduces us to more mighty dinosaurs like the Edmontonia, Triceratops, and Utahraptor! Plus, Ron answers some questions from our Zoocademy students!
Let's make our own paper plate dinosaurs!
In this third installment of the DINOSAUR takeover, Ron Magill introduces us to more mighty dinosaurs like the Stegosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, and Diabloceratops! Plus, Ron answers some questions from our Zoocademy students!
Let's make our own cute paper dinosaurs!
In this fourth and final installment of the DINOSAUR takeover, Ron Magill introduces us to more mighty dinosaurs like the Deinonychus, Megalosaurus and Tyrannosaurus Rex!
Today, we're using old tissue boxes to make our very own dino feet to stomp around in!
Today, Ron introduces us to two brothers, "Barney" and "Shango", and teaches us about the largest of the great apes - gorillas!
Today, learn how to make your own wind chimes using recyclable items around the house!
Today we will be learning about the largest of three species of zebra - the endangered Grevy's zebra!
Today, learn how to make your own paper roll zebra!
This week's Zoocademy lessons are thanks to the generous support of :
Today, Ron introduces us to "Fat Boy", and teaches us about the endangered rhinoceros iguana!
Today, learn how to make your own color-changing chameleon!
Today, Ron helps us get ready to return to Zoo Miami by teaching us about the new rules and guidelines! Zoo Miami will be re-opening to the general public on June 1, and exclusively to Zoo Members this week until May 31! Watch the video to get all the info.
Today, Ron teaches us about the largest rodent in the entire continent of Africa - the African crested porcupine! This is our final installment of Zoocademy and we hope you had as much fun as we did learning from home! We look forward to seeing you at Zoo Miami again soon. We will be reopening to the general public on June 1, and are currently open to Zoo Members (must RSVP online!). Visit our website to learn more about our new rules and to get your tickets!
Today we're making our own cute paper craft porcupine!
This week's Zoocademy lessons are sponsored by :
Zoocademy may be coming to an end, but you can keep the virtual adventure going!
JOIN THE ZOO ADVENTURE CLUB!
June 8 - 19, 2020
10 AM - 11:30 AM for 4 - 6 year olds
2 PM - 3:30 PM for 7 - 10 year olds
Get all the educational fun of Zoo Camp from the safety of your home. Sign your child up for a virtual club meetup where they will see special footage of our keepers and animals, enjoy fun activities, games and dance parties, and meet friends with the same interests!
$15 per child; $12 for Zoo Members
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Many of you have kindly asked how you can support our work during these challenging times. We are working harder than ever to continue to serve our community and the animals in our care and we thank you for being such an important part of the Zoo Miami family. While our doors are closed for the time being, we look forward to seeing you back at the Zoo soon. Until then, be well and take good care of yourself and your loved ones. We are all in this together and appreciate your support very much during these unprecedented times. If you’d like to help today, please donate what you can. Thank you.