Troops 91376, 91308, and 91065 from Westfield Center in Medina County braved the winter storm on February 5 to spend the night at the Cleveland Zoo for the "Night Tracks" program.
The girls in grades 2, 5 and 8 got to meet several animals up close and personal, including an opossum, skunk, fox, snake, aramadillo, and barn owl.
They also got to learn about wolves and how they are surviving in the wilderness of the United States, especially in Yellowstone National Park.
In addition, they got to use night vision goggles to view the wolves and use radio telemetry to simulate locating an animal in the zoo.
The snow-covered zoo was so quiet and peaceful at night, except for the sea lions, they were out playing in the snow and water on their exhibit!
After spending the night sleeping in the wolf cabin - with the wolves just a few feet away through the glass - they learned how to use a compass and had a scavenger hunt after breakfast.
For the remainder of the day, the girls were on their own to visit the animals in the rainforest and the rest of the zoo. What a wonderful learning adventure they had.
Troop #1376:Sophia, Brinna, Lilly, Madison (back) Sydney, Aleyna, Grace (in front of wolf) Alyssa, Rachael (behind bench) Lydia, Delaney, Ellyn (bench)