Thursday, November 19, 2009

It's all UC

Mentors and mentees met at the University of Cincinnati this Wednesday. Together, they were able to explore the campus and learn a little bit more about each other. Not even the rain could stop us!

Mentors and mentees begin their tour with the UC Office of Admissions.

Our tour guides were former Zoo-Mates!

"Who likes to swim?" Our tour guides told us about UC's swimming pool.

We even saw Nippert Staduim, UC's football stadium.

Football practice.

Mentees made "All About Me" books with their mentors.

Thank you to UC's Office of Admissions for a wonderful tour. We will take a break from Zoo-Mates next week for Thanksgiving. See you in December!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Art and energy

Zoo-Mates celebrated our first regular meeting at Hays/Porter Elementary with two very special activities. Happen, Inc. came and presented a special art activity. Happen, Inc. will come to Hays/Porter once a month for Zoo-Mates. Project Connect also arranged for a moon bounce to be set up behind the school.

Happen, Inc. taught us how to make monkeys out of clay, step by step.

Mentors and mentees worked to make great works of art!

Thanks Happen, Inc. We'll see you again next month!

The moon bounce was a chance to jump around and practice some acrobatics.

Waiting for the moon bounce.

There was even time to play on the playground.

It was a good day! We'll see you next week at the University of Cincinnati!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Exploring the Zoo

Wendesday was the first day that mentors and mentees were free to explore the Cincinnati Zoo. Groups took full advantage of their time at the Zoo by observing lots of different animals!