Trunkline Magazine (Louisville Zoo) Trunkline Magazine: June 2017 - Page 21

KIDS FOR CONSERVATION Get Outdoors! A Nature Scavenger Hunt Summertime is the per- fect season to get outdoors and observe the thriving plants and animals. Nature holds many surprises and “treasures” can be found anywhere if you just take the time to look closely. Use this scavenger hunt to give you and your family some- thing fun to do together while sharpening your outdoor detective skills. The directions are simple. Bring something to write with and this list. Check off the items as you spot them. There are lots of places to explore: you can go out into your own backyard, the park or even a nature preserve! Just remember while searching for your items to be respect- ful of living things and other people’s property. Looking for a challenge? See if you can identify all the cool things you observe like “a monarch butterfl y,” “a cardinal,” or “an oak leaf.” Write how many of each you found! Complete your scaven- ger hunt and submit your information online to be entered into a drawing for a FREE day of fall camp at the Zoo! Visit LouisvilleZoo. org/scavengerhunt for more information and details. Scavenger Hunt How many of each item did you fi nd?  Acorn #__________  Ant hill #__________  Bee #__________  Beetle #__________  Bird’s nest #__________  Brown leaf #__________  Bug #__________  Butterfl y #__________  Dandelion #__________  Feather #__________  White Flower #__________  Green leaf #__________  Moss #__________  Mushroom #__________  Puddle #__________  Round rock #__________  Singing bird #__________  Spider web #__________  Squirrel #__________  Twig #__________  Two pieces of trash. Be sure to throw them away or recycle them! Inside your zoo Sustainability is a core theme driving your Zoo‘s mission “to better the bond between people and our planet.” When the HerpAquarium exhibit was built in 1989, it was the fi rst bioclimatic ectotherm exhibit in the country. The exhibit was designed to group species by climate, focusing on habitats rather than taxonomic relationships. The result was a more energy effi cient exhibit and a concept many Zoos use today. Louisville Zoo Trunkline • Summer 2017 • 21