Mill Mountain Zoo has interactive learning opportunities for your young learners

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Roanoke, Va. (WFXR) — There have been many changes in education this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and while education may look different, The Mill Mountain Zoo wants to be a resource.

Education Manager, Bambi Godkin oversees Mill Mountain Zoo’s outreach programs, field trips, and educational events. Events range from Breakfast with the Animals, Night Howls, Zoo Boo, Art Gone Wild, and much more. The programming is one of a kind and offers experiential learning opportunities.

As an abnormal school year approaches, Godkin and the Mill Mountain Zoo’s team want to be there for young learners and give the children the opportunity to make tangible connections through interactive learning.

“We can do guided tours for you. We have lots of activities that can be downloaded from our website that you can do here at the zoo and then follow up lessons or post-visit packets you can print off and do at home… so, there’s a lot of resources that we can offer both for our teachers and for our parents.”

Mill Mountain Zoo Education Manager, Bambi Godkin

The knowledge to gain at the zoo is expansive. Kids will learn about conservation, endangered animals, the food chain, animal diets, habitats, and various other topics.

For more information on educational opportunities at The Mill Mountain Zoo, click here.

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