10/23 ~ Indoor “Animalasium - Educational Training Centre” opens up!
Greater Vancouver Zoo – PRESS RELEASE
Date: October 23, 2006
For Immediate Release
Indoor “Animalasium - Educational Training Centre” opens up
Thanks to all of our wonderful teachers who came out on Friday October 20th (Teacher’s Professional Day), to be the first to preview our new indoor “Animalasium – Education Training Centre” at the Greater Vancouver Zoo!
The teachers had a full day to experience a customized tour and explanation of our educational programs within various stations at the Zoo, see first hand our new indoor “Animalasium – Educational Training Centre” along with being served a light breakfast and a buffet lunch.
Shane Hipwell (Grade 5 teacher at Bakerview Elementary) attended the day and thought “the staff were enthusiastic, knowledgeable and their energy was infectious” and went on to say that “with all the controversy about the Zoo his opinion has definitely changed, the animals are safe, cared for extremely well and free from their predators…”. Shane certainly thought the new room would be good area for students to learn more about the various animals.
The Zoo plans to utilize the indoor training centre to teach children of all ages and adults about conservation and education concerning animals and their environment. In addition, the centre will be available for various functions such as birthday parties, group sessions and guest speaker events.
The Greater Vancouver Zoo greatly appreciates all the teachers that came to visit us and looks forward to seeing both educators and students alike in the near future. Thank you all for your support!
Marketing & Promotions Manager
Phone: 604.856.6825 x 33
To learn more about the good things we do at the Zoo visit us at: www.gvzoo.com or better yet come visit us in person!