Johanna Pacheco from the Belize Zoo Education team visiting St. Johnís Anglican School
City kids seldom have the opportunity to get to know the wildlife which calls Belize home. Their days are marked by urban activities, and this is far away from the magical arena which includes, Tapirs, Jaguars and lots more beguiling beasts. The Zoo is about to begin a major campaign in taking books about nature and wildlife into many of the inner city schools....the kids really love it!!!!!
When the Zoo Education team visited St. Johnís Anglican School to talk about jaguars recently, Education Officer Johanna did some readings for the students, as well.
This is just the start of an innovative Zoo program aimed at taking animal and nature books into schools throughout the country. However, the focus schools will be in urban areas where kids are prone to be affected by negative urban issues. Bringing animal stories into classrooms and igniting the young imagination, is the goal.
What a fun and exciting way to learn! Definitely, a very big PAWS UP.
Photograph courtesy The Belize Zoo
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