Wednesday, January 20, 2010

What does an aardvark like on its pizza?


Zoo-Mates met at University of Cincinnati on Wednesday. Mentors and mentees did a variety of activities - they made pizza, played board games, colored, played football and played some video games.

 Their pizza is ready to cook! 

Just getting started.

Already finished!


Playing the Wii.

A big thanks to Ida, from the Center for Community Engagement, for taking such great pictures!

Zoo-Mates will take a break next week, but will meet again in the beginning of February at the Cincinnati Zoo.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

What is the difference between a fly and a mosquito?

A mosquito can fly, but a fly can’t mosquito.

Insects were the theme of Zoo-Mates today. Happen, Inc. came to Hays/Porter Elementary to talk about insects and help us make mobile insects out of paper. Mentors and mentees also completed an animal scavenger hunt using the internet.

 Happen, Inc. tells us about insects and "beatles".



Making insects together.



Happen, Inc. shows off mentor artwork.

 And now some mentee artwork!

Searching the web for animal facts.

Your hair didn't look like that last week!


Zoo-Mates will meet at UC next week to make pizza and explore campus!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Vote for Zoo-Mates

If you haven't voted for Zoo-Mates yet this year, please vote for the program on! Last year, we received enough votes to receive $1,000 in funding. Let's aim for more this year!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Wings of Wonder

Zoo-Mates celebrated the new year with a great day at the Cincinnati Zoo. We saw the Wings of Wonder Bird Show with lots of interesting and colorful birds: a spotted owl, a kookaburra, a hyacinth macaw named Rio, a parrot named Coco and a few others! The birds could call, mimick, climb and even fly right over our heads! After the Bird Show, everyone made a parrot craft with recycled materials.

Click on the animal names for the Zoo's information about these birds!

Thanks to Eddie, from the Bird Show for introducing
us to so many animals.

Watching the bird show.

A spotted owl.

Rio, the Hyacinth Macaw flies around the room.

Mentors and mentees.

Videos from the afternoon will be posted on the blog soon!

Thanks to the Cincinnati Zoo for a great afternoon. Next week we'll be at Hays/Porter with Happen, Inc.