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Registration Begins for Spring Classes at the Zoo

Now is the time to plan ahead for spring by registering your child, grandchild or family for a Zoo class. Zoo Pass members can register online now for spring classes at the Milwaukee County Zoo. Non-members will be able to register beginning Nov. 10. Classes are offered for children ages infant through 14, plus adults and families. Zoo classes offer fun, age-appropriate activities that foster child development. Participants learn about wildlife and the environments they inhabit through art activities, creative movement, experiments and hands-on learning. Zoo Classes are child-centered, interactive, and sometimes include a Zoo tour.

Zoo classes are offered on weekdays and weekends by the Zoological Society of Milwaukee. Since 1976, the Society's Education Department has brought animal, environmental and science-based educational opportunities to children, adults and families. The Society's education program serve more than 300,000 participants each year and are designed to stimulate the curiosity of children, help them grow in their appreciation of animals, and play an important part in our school and family communities.

"We hear from many families that they appreciate the variety of fun and developmentally-appropriate activities we plan in our classes," James Mills, director of conservation education, says. "They also value our preschool programming for helping to prepare their children for the transition to formal schooling, both through the great content they learn, but also the confidence and comfort the children gain in a learning environment. Parents and grandparents love our classes as bonding and memory-making experiences."

To register for classes and learn about class information, visit zoosociety.org/education.

About the Zoological Society: The mission of the Zoological Society of Milwaukee is to conserve wildlife and endangered species, educate people about the importance of wildlife and the environment, and support the Milwaukee County Zoo.

For more information, call: Colton Dunham at 414-258-2333 ext. 222 - November 8, 2016