Homeschool Academy: The Science of Conservation: Bison Bouncing Back

Monday, February 5, 2018
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Minnesota Zoo

13000 Zoo Blvd
Apple Valley, MN 55124

Description: As settlers moved westward, bison were often bred with cattle to produce an offspring mix who could better tolerate harsh winters. Today bioengineers and Zoo scientists are trying to bring back the purebred bison.  Students will try their hand at breeding a fictitious bison herd to better understand the process.

Explore the Minnesota Zoo’s conservation efforts with this hands-on, inquiry based six-week program. Through stories, guided tours and classroom activities, students gain a deeper understanding of what the Zoo is doing to protect wildlife and how they can get involved and take action.

Each week can be an independent lesson but all 6 weeks make a complete program.

Target age range: for ages 9-12 years

Cost per child/student: $25 ($20/Zoo member)
$129 ($99/Zoo members) for 6-class series — Register for all 6 sessions for the same student in a single order and receive $3.50 off each session.

Registration: Pre-registration and pre-payment required. Register online at

Sibling policy: All children in attendance must be enrolled in the class.
Parent/guardian/educator policy: Parents are encouraged to drop students off. Please contact Minnesota Zoo Education Department if you plan to stay with your student during this program.

For more information, contact the Minnesota Zoo Education Department at 952-431-9390 or educate(at) or visit


Information subject to change. Please check with Minnesota Zoo for the most current information.