June 30, 2016 4:40 a.m.
Wildlife Safari is thanking the Oregon Wildlife Federation for grant funding in support of Safari’s ZooSchool education program.
The program provides environmental and conservation education to school children in kindergarten through grade 12, in a fun and unique way. ZooSchool field trips include a guided educational drive through tour of the Safari’s 600 acre animal park, a live animal encounter and an educational program in Safari’s Wetlands Interpretative Area.
Tammy Ellison, Development Director for Wildlife Safari says the non-profit is “incredibly grateful” for grant programs like the Oregon Wildlife Foundation.
The ZooSchool program serves almost 3,000 students annually, including close to 1,000 low-income students that attend tuition-free, supported through the generosity of foundation grants. The Oregon Wildlife Foundation provided funding to 500 low income students to participate in ZooSchool this year.