Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Virtual Visitors from New York!

A few days ago, students from Bemus Point Elementary School in Bemus Point, New York visited the International Exotic Animal Sanctuary – without ever leaving their classroom!

The first graders took a virtual tour of IEAS via Skype, and they had the opportunity to meet and learn from some of the Sanctuary’s many amazing residents! The students were virtually guided around the Sanctuary by Nissa Marione, the IEAS Education Coordinator. They had a blast being “sniffed” and chuffed at through their computer screen. It was a wonderful opportunity for these students from across the country to be able to meet the amazing IEAS animals and learn about their species, stories, and needs! 

We had some great feedback from both the teachers and the students. Our favorite responses were those in the form of handwritten notes and drawings from the first graders! Here are a few of our favorites! 

Her favorite animals, Akbar, Arusha, and Kumar - three white Bengal tigers! By Stephanie D. 

Her favorite animals, Baby and Cookie the bobcats! By Hannah B.

Mork and Mindy, two white-nosed coatis beside their hammock! By Caleb B. 

His favorite animal, Ron, a male lion, eating from his pan! By Jack

Her favorite cat, Titan, a white Bengal tiger! By Melody S. 

We are so happy to have had the opportunity to introduce these youngsters to the amazing animals who call IEAS home. As they may not have had the chance to see the animals any other way, it was a great experience! Thanks for "visiting" IEAS Bemus Point Elementary! 

Is YOUR school interested in a virtual tour of the International Exotic Animal Sanctuary? E-mail us at for more information! 

Does your child already know and love IEAS or animals in general? Check out our Exotic Animal Adventure Program and schedule an adventure at IEAS for your child this summer! 

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