STEM Class Series 9-12

Fall 2021 STEM Class Series: Nature's Neighborhood

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 state requirements, a mask must be worn by class participants at all times while on Zoo grounds.

Animals, like us, live in a neighborhood. We call that neighborhood an ecosystem. Whether in a tree, under a rock, or in pond, animals live in communities amongst other living things. This class series, we will spend 4 classes exploring a variety of natures neighborhoods on the Potawatomi Zoo grounds.  Through inquiry based learning, outdoor exploration, animal encounters, games and more, students will draw parallels between ones own neighborhood with those found in nature and understand the importance of connectivity within a community (or ecosystem) of living things. Great for homeschool students!

This STEM Class Series will be offered twice this fall. The first opportunity will be in September, and the second opportunity will be held in October. Both opportunities are identical to one another. Students will be grouped by age group. Ages 6-8 will be together, and ages 9-12 will be together.


  • September Series: Wednesdays, 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22

  • October Series: Wednesdays, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27

Time: 9:30 - 11:30 am 

Age: 9 - 12 years old

Cost: $50; members receive a 10% discount 

Registration for additional siblings is $45/non-member, $40/member

*Masks and social distancing required at all times during classes.