Saturday, April 18, 2009

Zoo and Aquarium overnight trip

I was a chaperone this past Thurs.-Friday for the 8th grade trip to the Denver Zoo and Aquarium. We had a blast. I'm going to include a lot of animal pictures so that Caleb and J.T. can name them:) Thursday we went to the zoo...and it was drizzling the whole day, but we still had a lot of fun. Besides all the animals, we saw a sea lion show, a lion with a zookeeper, one group saw some bears mating, and we did a photo scavenger hunt around the zoo. There were 2 baby giraffes named Pongo and Blizzard too!

Thank you to one of my students- Madison, for some of the awesome pictures!

After the Zoo we headed over to the Aquarium for the "Wild Nights" educational program. Before that started we ate at the Aquarium restaurant.

Then we started our program and got to hang out in the aquarium for a couple of hours. It was very fun to see all the fishes.

At around 10:00 we put our sleeping bags in front of the large shark tank (with other fish and things too) and slept in front of the sharks. It was mesmerizing to watch the sharks swim by all the time. (especially when you are up anyways listening to 8th grade girls whisper and giggle). When I woke up there were 2 large sea turtles sleeping right up next to the glass where my feet were. I saw them wake up and make their assent to the surface. SO COOL! Here is a video of the sharks (before we went to bed) but this is really how close they were to us:)


Anonymous said...

These pictures are gorgeous!
The colors are so bright and such good pictures!
Sleeping in the acquarium sounds pretty cool, but also hard to sleep.
Glad you had a good time.

Dan and Sarah said...

Over night in the aquarium sounds amazing!

Lori said...

Awesome! Thanks for the pictures. They are AMAZING! Every time I go to the zoo the big cats are always laying down.

Caleb had lots of fun looking at them.

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