Tigers, Bears and 3rd-Grade Atoms (oh, my)!

Utica Academy of Science elementary school’s 3rd-grade class visited Onondaga County Park’s Rosamond Gifford Zoo, to celebrate their hard work this school year.

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022The last week of school can only mean one thing - it's time for the 'best day ever' at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, New York. To celebrate all their hard work, Utica Academy of Science elementary school's 3rd-grade class took a walk on the wild side for an outdoor adventure at the Zoo. 

Home to over 700 animals representing 216 different species, the Atoms were able to learn about a wide variety of animals that can be found worldwide. Some favorite animals included Chooch the donkey (and her barnyard friends), the colony of Humboldt Penguins, visiting the monkeys at Primate Park, the Asian Elephants, and Bjorn the Andean Bear.

We want to thank the Rosamond Gifford Zoo for an incredible experience and memories the Atoms will cherish for years to come. This was, in fact, the 'Best Day Ever' and the perfect way to wrap up the school year.


Utica Academy of Science Charter School is part of Science Academies of New York.

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Frankfort, NY 13340
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