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Animal Kingdom

Discover more about furry, scaly, slimy, and feathery creatures.  Perform real animal behavior experiments to learn about the animal kingdom and how these creatures behave and live in their environments.  This class combines learning about animals with several fun art projects you can take home.  For example, we will make animal track molds, paint them, and also hunt for real tracks on the grounds of MNTC.  We will learn the Japanese art of Gyotaku (fish printing) using preserved fish and then dissect our specimens.  We will have fun learning how to safely interact with and handle a variety of small live animals in the classroom.  (Students will have the opportunity to participate in voluntary supervised animal dissections-alternative activities will be available for those who do not wish to dissect).

"My favorite part of class was everything!  Especially playing with the animals!  The teacher too!"

Course Instructor

Amy Radtke

Mrs. Radtke graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1998 with a Bachelors in Zoology, Cum Laude.  She has been teaching science at Norman North since 1999 and currently teaches Zoology and AVID, a college preparatory course.  She lives in the country with her family and has raised pigs, chickens, and goats.  She is married with two kids and a very sweet heeler/border collie mix named Sugar.  Mrs, Radtke had a blast last year teaching Animal Kingdom, and can't wait for SYA this year! 

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Schedule

Week 1:
June 4 - 7

Ages 9-11
Morning (9am - 12pm)
Ages 12-14
Afternoon (1-4pm)

Week 2:
June 11 - 14

No Classes Scheduled

Week 3:
June 18 - 21

Ages 12-14
Morning (9am - 12pm)
Ages 9-11
Afternoon (1-4pm)

Week 4:
June 25 - 28

No Classes Scheduled

Drop-off/Pick-up Location

Gate 2, Health Building
Franklin Road Campus
4701 12th Avenue
73069 Norman , OK