Friday, June 19, 2015

IEAS Educational Opportunities

Working with the amazing residents of IEAS gives the interns plenty of opportunities to study big cats, but the interns aren't the only ones who can learn from our favorite felines; IEAS has plenty of educational opportunities to participate in.

A tour meets Odin, our male lion.

Tours are the easiest way for adults and children alike to get to know our beloved sanctuary. Tours start every Sunday- Friday at 11 AM and and 11AM and 3PM on Saturdays. Each tour is guided by one of our knowledgeable tour guides who have come to know the residents personally. A two hour walk around the Sanctuary is accompanied by the individual back stories and personalities of each animal as well as fun facts about the species. 

One of our Interns answers questions at an elementary school career day.

The interns of IEAS have also made guest appearances at local schools and career day fairs to teach students what it's like to work in the animal care field. These visits are accompanied by pictures and videos of a few animal residents and their stories. Students have the opportunity to ask questions about the animals and worker's day to day life.

Another exciting event is our Exotic Animal Adventure day camp program taking place this year! For children ages 7 - 12 who are interested in animal care or just enjoyed a recent visit, the chance is here to spend a day learning from fifteen different species of exotic animals! They will participate in different activities from a guided tour to helping make diets for some of our animals. There are still sessions available this summer!

If you haven't been out to visit us recently, take the time to stop by for a chance to learn from some of our best teachers: the cats and bears of the International Exotic Animal Sanctuary!

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