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Join The Columbus Zoo For The Chase Classroon Safari Science Night

Media Alert: Friday, September 23, 2011

Contact:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 23, 2011

CONTACT:                                                
Jennifer Wilson                                      
Communications Manager

WHAT:           The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is hosting a Chase Classroom Safari Science Night at KIPP Journey Academy.
 
WHERE:        KIPP Journey Academy, 1406 Myrtle Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211
 
WHEN:           The open house will take place on Tuesday, September 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
 
WHY:             Chase Classroom Safari is an innovative Columbus Zoo education program sponsored by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. During these programs, Zoo staff and animals visit eleven Columbus area schools multiple times throughout the school year. The first visit to each site is Science Night. This special event is an opportunity to welcome students to the program and engage their families in the science activities their students will be enjoying during subsequent Chase Classroom Safari visits. The event includes live animals, games, SMART board activities, art projects, a family picture station and much more!

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The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is home to more than 9,000 animals representing 675 species and provides more than $1 million annually to support over 70 conservation projects worldwide.  A recreational and education destination that includes the 22-acre Zoombezi Bay water park and 18-hole Safari Golf Club, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium hosts more than two million visitors annually and was named the #1 Zoo in America by USA Travel Guide.  A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Columbus Zoo has earned Charity Navigator’s prestigious 4-star rating. For more information and to purchase advance Zoo admission tickets, visit www.columbuszoo.org.