While we all #StaySafeMN and practice social distancing, check this space for challenging, fun learning opportunities. Then, tune in Mondays and Thursdays 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.
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Thursday, February 25. We Welcome Nan, Como’s new Polar Bear!
Saturday is International #PolarBearDay! Let’s celebrate on #ComoLive with the polar bears of Como. Join us on Facebook at 1:30 for a zookeeper talk all about polar bears, and possibly get a sneak peak of our new bear, Nan!
Then see if you can help the polar bear reach the Sea Ice through this maze HERE
Monday, February 21: Colorado River Toads
Are you ready to meet North America’s largest toad? Join us for Como Live to learn all about the Colorado River Toad and all the adaptations that not only help them survive in the wild but make them super interesting too!
Hop to Facebook at 1:30.
Afterwards, try your hand at this Colorado River Toad Word Find HERE:
Check your answers HERE:
Thursday, February 18: Sudi’s First Birthday!
It’s Sudi’s first birthday, so let’s celebrate! Hear a zookeeper talk all about Lesser Kudu and watch as they enjoy some birthday-themed enrichment. Join us on Facebook at 1:30 for #ComoLive
Then make your own Kudu Horn Headband HERE
Tuesday, February 16: Preparing for the Spring Flower Show
The Spring Flower Show is still a month away, but we’ve been getting the bulbs set and ready to go! On today’s episode of Como Live to hear from a horticulturist all about how we prepare our bulbs, and how you can care for bulbs in your own home. Join us at 1:30 on Facebook.
Then grow your own indoor bulb garden by following the techniques found HERE
Thursday, February 11: The Turtles in Tropical Encounters
The Turtles in Tropical Encounters always draw a big crowd, but have you ever wanted to know more about them? Learn all about these aquatic reptiles from a zookeeper, and watch a turtle feeding .
Then hang around after today’s video to hear the results of Como’s Cutest Plant Competition!
Then make your own turtle with this turtle craft HERE
Monday, February 8: Cute Plants?
What makes a plant cute? Can you help us decide? Join us for Como Live as Horticulturists take us behind the scenes as they make a case for the cutest plant. Cast your vote in Como Cutest Plant Competition on Facebook at 1:30.
Feeling inspired? Draw your own cutest plant HERE
Thursday, February 4: The Winter Flower Show
It’s the Winter Flower Show. Join us to hear from the Horticulturist who designed this year’s show and then take a tour of the Garden. Get your daily dose of green.
Try your hand at designing your own Sunken Garden Show with this blank template HERE:
Need inspiration? Check out this Sample Design HERE:
Monday, February 1: Camouflaged Animals!
Seeing spots and stripes? Then we must be talking about Camouflaged Animals! Today on Como Live learn about different types of Camouflage, test your vision with a Camouflaged Animal quiz, and then finish up with a live Camouflaged Animal. Get your eyes checked on Facebook at 1:30.
Take a Zen break and color your own camouflaged animal by clicking HERE