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Vertebrate Zoology
(Grades 4-7, rising)

Join us for a fascinating look at the world of zoology: the scientific study of animals. In this camp you’ll explore the biology and diversity of vertebrates as well as the incredible variation in feeding, locomotion, appearance, and habitats of fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. We’ll observe animals both in their natural habitats and in the lab. Tuesday we’ll meet at Ijams Nature Center, and Thursday we’ll meet at the Knoxville Zoo entrance and take a behind-the-scenes tour. Zoo admission is included in the camp fee. Instructor: Riley Bernard.
Course # 14SU352 Fee: $119
Mon.-Fri., 6/2/2014-6/6/2014, 9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
UT Hesler Biology Bldg., Room 603
Note: On Tuesday, meet at Ijams Nature Center. On Thursday, meet at the Knoxville Zoo entrance.

Snakes Alive! Hands-On Herpetology
(Grades 4-7, rising)

Are you ready to explore the world of herpetology and handle lots of live animals? In this exciting camp you’ll study reptiles and amphibians, including where they live, their unique characteristics, and their behavioral patterns. We’ll also explore scenarios for the future of these fascinating creatures, such as problems of predation, over-hunting, and habitat destruction. On Thursday we’ll meet at the Knoxville Zoo entrance and take a behind-the-scenes tour. Zoo admission is included in the camp fee. Instructors: Anna Jo Auerbach and Jeremy Auerbach.
Course # 14SU833 Fee: $119
Mon.-Fri., 6/9/2014-6/13/2014, 9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
UT Hesler Biology Bldg., Room 603
Note: On Tuesday, meet at Ijams Nature Center. On Thursday, meet at the Knoxville Zoo entrance.

Animal Behavior NEW
(Grades 7-9, rising)

Course Description: Come explore the amazing world of animal behavior! Have you ever wondered why birds sing and dance, why lizards do push-ups, how bees know where to find food, or why meerkats stand watch? In this camp you’ll have the opportunity to observe animals in both their natural environment and in the lab. You’ll learn how biologists study behavior and are able to determine why animals do what they do. You’ll also discover how animals find food and mates, how they “talk” to each other, how they avoid becoming a meal, and much more! On Wednesday we’ll meet at Ijams Nature Center to observe animals in the wild and play a predator-prey game. Each day will be filled with fun activities involving real, live animals, videos of animals, and interactive games.

Skills: You’ll learn what an ethogram is and how to create one, how to use the scientific method to investigate animal behavior, why animals behave differently from one another and at different times of the day or season, and the different behavioral adaptations that help animals survive and reproduce.
Instructor: Lisa Cantwell.
Course # 14SU769 Fee: $109
Mon.-Fri., 6/16/2014-6/20/2014, 9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
UT Hesler Biology Bldg., Room 603
Note: On Wednesday, meet at Ijams Nature Center.

Veterinary Medicine: Behind The Scenes
(Grades 9-12, rising)
In our popular Veterinary Medicine camp, conducted by a licensed veterinary technician, you’ll learn about small and large animal practices as well as avian, exotic, and wildlife medicine. We’ll study animal behavior, anatomy, and how diseases are diagnosed. You’ll also discover the variety of roles a veterinarian can play, plus how to prepare for a career in veterinary medicine. You’ll need to wear close-toed shoes. Limit: 12. Instructor: Janet Jones.
Course # 14SU839 Fee: $129
Mon.-Fri., 6/23/2014-6/27/2014, 9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
UT College of Veterinary Medicine


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