Cincinnati Zoo Academy – this school is a zoo, literally. Founded in 1975, the Cincinnati Zoo Academy is truly a unique opportunity for students with an interest in natural resources, animal care, and wildlife conservation. As 11th and 12th graders, Zoo Academy students spend time each day learning on the zoo grounds from zookeepers. That’s right, classes take place at the Cincinnati Zoo and expose students to an amazing array of wildlife. OAC’s Zoo Academy advisor, Katie Kemme, can even see the giraffes from her classroom window!
At OAC, we know firsthand the physical, mental, social, and emotional benefits of students interacting with nature. We applaud the Zoo Academy staff for molding young minds and developing stewards of the natural world.
PHOTO: Zoo Academy advisor, Katie Kemme, and student kayaking on the Little Miami