Virtual Cub Scout Workshop

Prepare for your next outdoor adventure with the tools you need to help identify wildlife, from their sounds to their scat! Work toward competing Cub Scout adventures* by virtually visiting the Zoo and learning more about wild animals and their habitats.

*Please note that these workshops do not fulfill every requirement for these badges; most fulfill one to three requirements.

Request a date below - minimum 10 scouts to run the program.

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$15 per family

BADGE WORK:

Lions and their families will take a virtual tour of some of the coolest animals who make the loudest sounds at the Zoo! Then, everyone will share their favorite animals and the sounds that those animals make. Finally, they will participate in fun games about animals and animal communication!

This program meets the following adventure requirements:

  • Play a game with rules; indicate an understanding of the rules and why it is important to follow the rules while playing the game; and
  • Choose a jungle animal that you would like to be; describe the animal and why you chose it.  Participate in a parade with the other animals in your den. Communicate with other animals using your animal's sounds, both as loudly as you can and as softly as you can.

Tigers will take a virtual tour of a few popular Zoo animals and will share the interesting things they learned during their visit. We will discuss plants that grow around the Zoo and how they are important for animals and their habitats. Then, Tigers will practice the Leave No Trace principles so they can apply them as respectful stewards of nature the next time they are out hiking and observing animal habitats!

This program meets the following adventure requirements:

  • Learn about and apply the Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace principles;
  • Find two different trees and two different types of plants that grow in your area; and
  • Visit a nature center, zoo, or another outside destination with your family or den.

Wolves will explore how to find and identify wild animals using tracks, scat, and sounds! We will virtually tour the Zoo to locate and identify some of our animal ambassadors. To conclude, we will practice the Leave No Trace principles so that Scouts can apply them as respectful stewards of nature the next time they are out hiking and observing animals in the wild!

This program meets the following adventure requirements:

  • Learn about and apply the Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace principles; and
  • While on a den or family outing, identify four different types of animals you see or explain evidence of their presence. Tell how you identified them.

Bears will investigate what an endangered species is, find out what makes the species endangered, and learn what humans can do to help. We will virtually tour the Zoo to observe endangered species and discover why it is important to protect these species.

This program meets the following adventure requirements:

  • Visit one of the following: a zoo, wildlife refuge, nature center, aviary, game preserve, local conservation area, wildlife rescue group, or fish hatchery. Describe what you learned during your visit; 
  • Name one animal that has become extinct in the last 100 years and one animal that is currently endangered. Explain what caused those species’ declines; and
  • Observe wildlife from a distance. Describe what you saw.

Webelos will learn about local wildlife by visiting some of the Zoo’s native Georgia animals. They will also learn about ecosystem food chains and how people can take action to protect these ecosystems.

This program meets the following adventure requirements:

  • Identify an insect, reptile, bird, or other wild animal that is found only in your area of the country. Tell why it survives in your area;
  • Give examples of at least two of the following: (a) A producer, a consumer, and a decomposer in the food chain of an ecosystem (b) One way humans have changed the balance of nature, and (c) How you can help protect the balance of nature;
  • Learn about aquatic ecosystems and wetlands in your area. Talk with your Webelos den leader or family about the important role aquatic ecosystems and wetlands play in supporting life cycles of wildlife and humans, and list three ways you can help; and
  • Visit a museum of natural history, a nature center, or a zoo with your family, Webelos den, or pack. Tell what you saw.

Contact us at 404.624.5822 or education@zooatlanta.org to learn more.

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