NORRISTOWN — Elmwood Park Zoo is excited to unveil a brand new educational initiative to benefit local school students. Entitled “Elementary Education Takeovers,” the program invites area schools to visit the zoo, free of charge, for a whole day full of experiential learning activities.

The first Elementary Education Takeover is scheduled for Tuesday, May 7, from 10 am to 2 pm. Every first grade student from the Norristown School District, estimated to be over 650 children, will be attending. The students will be treated to special giraffe and bison feeding sessions, and they’ll be able to visit a number of special interpretive education stations. There will also be a zoo wide scavenger hunt for them to enjoy.

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