Homeschool Academy: The Science of Conservation: Building Strong Mussels

Monday, February 26, 2018
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Minnesota Zoo

13000 Zoo Blvd
Apple Valley, MN 55124

Description: Everyone needs mussels. These freshwater organisms clean water, a necessity for all plants and animals. Through dissection, you will learn how their anatomy has the ability to filter water with such efficiency.  You will then test different filtration methods for comparison.

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.