Thursday, October 29, 2009


Zoo-bration, the open house for families and mentors, was held at the Cincinnati Zoo on Wednesday evening! We got to meet lots of Zoo animals, including the giraffes, and ate a delicious meal provided by City Barbeque.

The education department from the Cincinnati Zoo brought lots of animals for us to see and learn about.

We meet an Anatolian Shepherd, a dog that guards sheep to keep them safe from cheetahs in Africa.

Mentors and mentees learned about a bearded dragon.

Project Connect made placemats with games and questions.

Next Wednesday we will be at the Cincinnati Zoo again. Mentors and mentees will be using the Zoo's "Wild Research Packs" to investigate animal behavior.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Meeting & Greeting

Mentors and mentees met for the first time today at Hays/Porter Elementary school. The annual Zoo-Mates Meet & Greet had games, snacks and a lot of smiles!

We did a scavenger hunt to get to know each other.

Snack time!

We played some board games in the school gymnasium!

Thanks for a fun day, Zoo-Mates!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

A New Year

Welcome to a new year of Zoo-Mates! We began the year yesterday with mentor training at the Cincinnati Zoo. Mentors learned about the Zoo-Mates program and what it means to be a mentor.

A "get-to-know-you" activity

A "get-to-know-you" activity


Tim Spoleti, from One2One Mentors, talked to us about what it means to be a mentor.