Thursday, April 29, 2010

Field day adventures

Zoo-Mates met at Hays/Porter on Wednesday for outdoor games and activities organized by the Junior League of Cincinnati. Mentors and mentees made picture frames, competed in wacky relay races and learned about healthy snacks.

Parachute games.

Making picture frames.

Playing on the playground.

Thank you to the Junior League for a fun day of games! Zoo-Mates will meet next week at the Cincinnati Zoo.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

What kind of tiles can't you stick on walls?


Zoo-Mates were able to take advantage of the beautiful spring weather and explore the Cincinnati Zoo on Wednesday. Mentors and mentees enjoyed the thousands of tulips and other plants around the zoo!

  Coming back from the Passenger Pigeon Memorial.

Showing off the Indian Rhinoceros.


 A Malayan tiger resting in the shade.

 Mentor and mentee posing for a picture.

 Checking out the reptile house.

 A mentee with a Burmese Python!

 Mentors and mentees will meet again next Wednesday for a special field day at Hays/Porter Elementary.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Pizza and playing outside

Zoo-Mates met at Hays/Porter Elementary this week. Mentors and mentees enjoyed LaRosa's pizza, thanks to Children's Hospital Food Services. They also made a clay butterfly with Happen, Inc.


Playing games outside.


Enjoy pizza.






Playing basketball.

Making butterflies with Happen, Inc.








Zoo-Mates will meet next Wednesday to explore the zoo!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Zoo-Mates overnight

A few weeks ago, Zoo-Mates mentors and mentees had the opportunity to spend the night at the Zoo! They were able to see the Nocturnal House and its feeding area and explore the Zoo after normal visiting hours!

Thank you to Toyota for sponsoring such a wonderful overnight!

Zoo-Mates overnight

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Healthy snacks, the great outdoors and clay seals

What do those three things have in common? Zoo-Mates was a part of all of these things this Wednesday. With Happen, Inc., mentors and mentees made seals and learned about the life and adaptations of a seal. Outside, mentors and mentees played games of "Capture the Flag" and had a healthy snack. We also started working on a very special invitation!















Next week Zoo-Mates will meet at the Cincinnati Zoo!