Busch Gardens: 2012 education and youth programs

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Learning takes on a whole new meaning at Busch Gardens. Here, kids can discover the importance of animal preservation and conservation when they come face-to-face with a bald eagle. They can learn more about architecture and 17th century Europe as they wander through park villages, or explore foreign culture through shows like Celtic Fyre. Kids and teachers looking for a way to bring the concepts of physics to life can take a jaw-dropping ride on one of the park’s incredible roller coasters.

At Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA, there is something for every youth group and school group.

Jack Hanna’s Wild Reserve

If your school group is unable to attend one of our Funky Physics Fridays, you may download your own X-treme Physics program. Teachers receive a curriculum guide that can be modified to meet the needs of the class. Students will experience G-forces and can even measure them with mounted ride accelerometers. This dynamic program infuses students with exhilaration for math and science.

If you would like to learn more about any of these programs, please call us at 800-343-7946 or visit us at www.buschgardens.com. All shows are subject to availability. We are in the process of finalizing our 2012 Education Event Calendar, so please call for those dates.

Funky Physics show

Student groups get in motion this season with a frenzy of interactive, nationally accredited educational programs at Busch Gardens. The Williamsburg park, in partnership with NASA, created an all-new, high-energy physics show where the science mission to Mars will collide with the physics of motion. Inspired by the perplexing twists and turns of the park’s world famous roller coasters and the amazing mission to Mars, this dynamic show encompasses interactive demonstrations and energetic experiments. Don’t miss the extraordinary David Wright, Ph.D., Professor of Physics at Tidewater Community College, as he and his crew discover the physics behind Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s thrills.

Funky Physics Show dates: April 20, 27 * May 4, 11, 18, 25 * June 1, 8, 2012

X-Treme Physics

Conservation Counts

Wildlife world tour — from reptiles and raptors to wolves and wallaroos, animals are found on all continents and are an integral part of our ecosystem. Take your class through Jack Hanna’s Wild Reserve to learn the importance of global conservation in a fun atmosphere.

If you love animals, make sure to stop by and say hello to the animals at Eagle Ridge or our wolves in Jack Hanna’s Wild Reserve. Don’t forget to check out Highland Stables, that feature Scottish Blackface sheep, Border collies and Clydesdales.

On select dates, animal experts introduce students to exciting animals in an interactive program.

Animal Encounters

Don’t miss one-on-one time with Busch Gardens’ animals and their trainers as you meet birds, wolves and reptiles. The Animals Up-Close tour allows you to go behind the scenes with Busch Gardens’ zoological team as they introduce you to the park’s animal ambassadors, Mtoro the African serval, Pindari the wallaroo, and Titan the alligator are among the animals you may meet as you learn about conservation efforts underway to protect animal habitats. Our Clydesdales and Collies Up-Close tour is your chance to learn more about the history of our Highland Stables as well as the animals that call the stables home. Learn the same techniques and behavioral principles used to train Busch Gardens’ world-famous wolves in the Wolf Training Up-Close tour. A wolf trainer will teach you the basics and then let you try your new skills by asking a wolf to perform a behavior.

Class Trip to Busch Gardens

In 2012, Busch Gardens will deliver a world-class coaster experience like nothing before. Set in the re-envisioned Oktoberfest section of the park, this sleek launch coaster design utilizes electromagnetic technology to propel riders through a high-speed thrill packed with twists, turns and plunges. This new coaster will feature many “firsts” when it debuts in the spring of 2012.

Sound Sharp!

Are the members of your school choral or band group interested in performing at Busch Gardens Williamsburg? A special events representative will coordinate all the details of your performance. Call today for your Sound Sharp information package.

Class Trip to Water Country USA

From a relaxing Rambling River ride to the interactive river adventure, Hubba Hubba Highway, Water Country USA is overflowing with sun-drenched fun for everyone in your class!

Girl Scout and Boy Scout Extravaganza

Busch Gardens and Water Country USA are wonderful parks to enjoy with scouts of all ages. Girl Scout troops, call to learn more about our new Explore Patch program at Busch Gardens and Water Country USA. Boy Scouts, visit with your troop or family to participate in our new scout program and scavenger hunt.

To book experiences that thrill and educate, call 800-343-7946. To learn more, visit us on-line http://buschgardens.com/bgwgroup.
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