Thursday, December 17, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Zoo-Mates mentors and mentees were able to celebrate the holidays and a successful first quarter on Wednesday at UC. Friends from Fidelity Investments organized games, pizza, music and some original gifts!

Eating some pizza!

Playing the piano.

A big thank you to Ricky Nye who came and played beautiful holiday music.

Some games and activities.

A hula hoop pro.

Fidelity organized holiday gifts for Zoo-Mates. Everyone got a different hoodie and some warm weather gear to go along with it!

Everyone looked great in their new hoodies and jackets!

A final group picture.

A big thanks to Fidelity Investments and Ricky Nye for a great holiday party! Zoo-Mates will take a break until January. See you then!

Friday, December 11, 2009

A crafty day

Mentors and mentees met at Hays/Porter Elementary school and had a very crafty day! They made holiday ornaments and picture frames. Happen, Inc. brought clay and paint to make wild snakes!

Working together.

Thank you Happen, Inc!

Making holiday frames.

Next week is the Zoo-Mates Holiday party at University of Cincinnati, with Fidelity Investments.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Adventure at the Cincinnati Zoo

Zoo-Mates mentors and mentees met on another rainy Wednesday, but this time the activities were inside!

Everyone watched The Polar Bear Express in 4-D. With 3-D glasses and seats that moved, Zoo-Mates felt like they were riding on a train. After the movie, Lucy, from the Cincinnati Zoo, made hot chocolate!

On the walk to and from the movie, mentors and mentees saw polar bears and a female lion.

Then the zoo brought out a Japanese Bantam chicken named "Foghorn". Lucy laid out three types of food for foghorn: pellets, mealworms and corn. Everyone voted on what type of food they thought Foghorn would eat first. He ate mealworms before anything else.

Walking through the zoo to see The Polar Bear Express in 4-D.

Getting ready for the movie.

Cool 3-D glasses.

A Japanese Bantam chicken.

Next week, Zoo-Mates will be at Hays/Porter Elementary with Happen, Inc.