Welcome to Como Live! Digital Legacy Learning – Como Style!
While we all #StayAtHomeMN and practice social distancing, check this space for challenging, fun learning opportunities. Then, tune in Monday – Friday at 1:30pm on our Facebook page for special LIVE zookeeper talks and gardener talks. Check back later in the day where we will post the video here.
Thursday, April 9: “Plants That Care”…did you know?
At 1:30pm Thursday on Facebook we will bring you “Plants that Care”, one of our award winning fee based classes usually offered for 2nd-3rd graders. This class teaches how we use plants and what plants need to survive. Many of the plants are grown in our North Garden of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory.
Take the quiz from that class HERE to test your knowledge, and then tune in to Como Live on Facebook at 1:30pm (CDT) for more trivia and a peak at the North Garden, our living grocery, pharmacy and building supply store!
Wednesday, April 8: Como Releases Critically Endangered Amphibians Back into the Wild!
Como Zoo is taking the leap to help wild amphibians by breeding and releasing Wyoming Toads back into the wild. These toads are one of the most critically endangered species in North America.
How can you help native toads here in Minnesota? Toads play an important part in the food chain by eating insects and slugs. Invite toads to your backyard this spring by creating a toad house! Click HERE to make your own Toad Abode! Share your design with us by posting on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using the hashtag #ComoLive
Tuesday, April 7: Behind-the-scenes in our Orchid House!
Let’s learn about orchids today! Join us on Facebook at 1:30 (CDT) for a LIVE Gardener Talk about these fascinating plants, or check back later this afternoon and we’ll have the video here. To get prepared, see how you do with our orchid crossword puzzle HERE. Stumped? The answer key can be found HERE.
The extensive orchid collection at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory consists of approximately 1,200 plants altogether. Most of the orchids are Central and South American species, but sometimes donations are received from other parts of the world. Some orchids are on display for visitors in the Palm Dome, but a majority of the collection is behind-the-scenes in the Orchid House.
Monday, April 6: Zookeeper Adam introduces us to Como’s Giraffes! (the video straightens out after a minute)
Test your knowledge and see if you can correctly answer the questions about giraffes. Click HERE for your quiz.