Friday, April 8, 2011

Our First School Tour of the Season!

Yesterday, the Sanctuary had its first group of students come from Paradise Elementary School! It was an exciting day, and we are looking forward to when more schools will be coming out, but the Paradise kids were a great bunch to start the season with!

Over 50 youngsters came out and from the second they got off the bus, we could see they were eager to experience IEAS! They were pointing out all of the cats and bears they could see from the parking lot, clearly excited to get started! After separating into groups, they were led around the Sanctuary and had the perfect day! They were able to see a ton of wonderful animals, some even put on a great show for them, like Scooter, Greta, and Scamp, who decided the kids might like to watch a wrestling match!

We couldn't thank the teachers enough for bringing the kids out. WE had a great time showing them around and teaching them about the animals, their wild cousins, and how they could help conserve these species! They were really interested in learning all about IEAS and asked a ton of great questions.

If you know of a school that might benefit from a visit to IEAS, send us an e-mail and we will contact them! OR, you can let the school know about IEAS Conservation Education tours. Just remember, the students all need to be at least 7 years old!

Hope to see you ALL at IEAS soon!

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