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Zoo Boise hosts Preschool Zoo

Posted at 3:01 PM, Jan 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-04 20:51:34-05

BOISE, Idaho — Zoo Boise prides itself in teaching the youngest members of our communities all about wildlife with up-close interactions and hands-on activities. On Saturday, some Treasure Valley preschoolers spent the day learning about exotic animals.

"So, this is our preschool zoo program. It's a family program, which means it's meant for kids 3 to 5 with a guardian," said Tierney Ball, the Interpretive Programs Manager at Zoo Boise. "They get to come and learn about a specific animal for the day. We talk a lot about if it's a mammal, if it's a reptile, and we do a lot of tactile things so there's a lot of touching, smelling and acting out."

"We always do an animal meet and greet, we read a story, we go find that animal out in the zoo, and then we also do a craft. So, we try to make it a full complete program," said Ball.

The classes run on Saturday mornings through April. They start up again in September.

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