A: The Zoomobile Fleet
Do you remember the Zoomobile coming to your school? Our Zoomobile program has been visiting schools since 1969!
Zoo education manager Kristin Tetzlaff relates the importance of the program to the zoo’s mission, “Zoomobile programs are essential in carrying out the mission of the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. By doing [education] outreach we are able to directly connect students to animals and engage them in a unique fashion.” Tetzlaff states that this engagement encourages people to care about wild animals and the wild places they call home.
For all the students who’ve enjoyed the ride with us during the 2014-2015 school year, here’s a walk…er, we mean “drive,” down memory lane…
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The Zoomobile recently visited a seventh-grade class. Student Kayla F. sent this message via Padlet: “Dear Emma, Thank you for coming to our school and bringing the zoo mobile! I loved being able to see the animals up close and when you let us touch them! My favorite animal was the armadillo!”
The zoo is grateful to the Dekko Foundation and the Lincoln Financial Foundation. Because of these organizations, many of our Zoomobile programs are free to regional schools. Tetzlaff shares that, “Our Zoomobile programs are able to reach members of the community who may not be able to make it to the zoo.” And the zoo’s education department takes this commitment seriously – the Zoomobile program reaches over 40,000 school children a year!
Do you want to bring the Zoomobile to your school? You can learn more on our website. To schedule a program or ask questions, contact the Zoo Education Department at 260-427-6808 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.