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For all Merit Study Programs: You will receive an email after you register about what requirements are not covered during the program and tips about how to complete them. Scouts can complete those requirements ahead of time and bring examples of their work with them. Our educators can sign-off on the blue cards (we do not supply the blue card). Or you can send in the finished requirements after the program and we will mail the signed card back to you.
Learn about two of the most amazing groups of cold-blooded animals: amphibians and reptiles! Explore how these animals have shared the Earth since the time before the dinosaurs, how they have adapted to life in many extreme habitats, and how the Zoo is working with conservationists all over the world to protect them.
Requirements Covered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9A, 9B, 10
Learn about one of the most successful groups of animals: birds! Birds are found everywhere on the planet in seemingly endless colors and forms. Learn how the Zoo helps to protect birds all over the world, from Philadelphia to Peru.
Requirements Covered: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7A, 8A
Learn about one of the most charismatic and successful groups of animals of all: mammals! Explore the many forms mammals take, from tiny bats to massive whales. Learn how the Zoo is trying to protect the most endangered ones of all and what we can do to help.
Requirements Covered: 1, 2, 3A, 3C, 4A, 4C, 4D, 4G
Understanding how the natural world works is vital to protecting the animals we know and love. Join us for this program where we will investigate ecology, wildlife management, and conservation in ways that only the Zoo can do.
Requirements Covered: 2, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 3E, 3F, 6
One of our premier Merit Badge experiences, join us to learn all about sustainability as it relates to wildlife, ecosystems, and people. Explore the KidZooU and learn about its many features that earned it a LEED Gold rating, the highest level of sustainability. This badge is currently required for Eagle Scout.
Requirements Covered: 2 (Water B, Food B, Community A, Community B, Energy A, Stuff C), 3A, 4, 6
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