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OKC ZOO OFFERS NATURE EXPLORERS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM - 2011

Posted by Diana Jones on 07/19/2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                      July 19, 2011

 

CONTACTS: 

 Candice Rennels          (405) 425-0298, (405) 412-6172 or crennels@okczoo.com

Tara Henson                (405) 425-0219, (405) 919-9038 or thenson@okczoo.com

 

OKC ZOO OFFERS NATURE EXPLORERS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

Registration is open now for the September-May session

Does your little one love the Zoo? Then enroll them in the Oklahoma City Zoo’s “Nature Explorers Preschool” program and watch their love for animals and nature grow.

Our preschool program is designed for three to five year olds and takes place September 6, 2011 through May 24, 2012.  The four and five year old class meets every Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the three year old class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All classes are held in the Zoo’s Rosser Conservation Education Center.

Nature Explorers Preschool was created to provide a Zoo setting to assist parents and guardians in the development of their preschool child in a safe environment which encourages children to develop physically, socially, intellectually and environmentally. The objectives of the program are to encourage interaction skills, self-direction, language skills, intellectual growth and environmental awareness.

The daily schedule for participating children includes free play times, snacks, activities, outside time and nature walks around the Zoo. The classrooms will also host exciting and educational visits from some of the Zoo’s favorite animal ambassadors. Children are asked to bring their own sack lunch daily.

All Zoo personnel have completed an OSBI background check, and the Zoo has EMTs and First Responders on grounds at all times. For more information about the Nature Explorers Preschool program, call (405) 425-0257.

Your preschooler will bloom in our classroom. Come on, enroll today. The Oklahoma City Zoo is Oklahoma’s #1 attraction and one of the top three family-friendly zoos in the nation. Located at the crossroads of I-44 and I-35 in Oklahoma City’s Adventure District. Through August 21, the Zoo will open at 8 a.m. daily for Morning Zoo Rise.  Zoo hours are regularly 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with buildings closing at 4:45 p.m. On Saturdays now through September 3, the Zoo stays open late to 8 p.m. with exhibit buildings closing at 7:45 p.m. All guests must leave Zoo grounds at closing time. Regular admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children ages three-11 and seniors ages 65 and over. Children two and under are admitted free. For more information, call (405) 424-3344 or visit okczoo.com. Are you a Zoo fan?  Find us at www.facebook.com/okczoobg.

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