Racine Zoo Launches New Programming for Scouts

PRESS RELEASE:

RACINE, WI, MARCH 14, 2019 – The Racine Zoo is now offering 28 all-new programs aligned to badge, journey, and adventure requirements for girl, boy, and cub scouts programs.

Each program is a brand new, 2.5-hour immersive experience for troops and packs to explore nature and learn outdoors through games, activities, art, and live animal encounters. From the tallest giraffe to the smallest gecko, area scouts will meet animals from all over the world in these unique programs.

“Scouting is one of the best ways for children and young adults to connect to the environment and the world around them,” said Aszya Summers, Conservation Education Manager at the Racine Zoo. “With strong focuses on taking care of the world around us, building skills in the sciences, and taking care of the Earth, it is a natural fit for our conservation education department. We all share the same goals and are glad that we can partner with local scout groups to offer updated, current programming at affordable pricing.”

Scout programs are offered on Zoo grounds, but the Zoo will also bring animals, craft supplies, and everything needed for programs anywhere.

While the Zoo has offered scout programs in the past, this relaunch offers a wider variety of programs that meet the most up-to-date requirements from Girl Scouts of America and Boy Scouts of America and incorporate more hands-on learning than ever before.

To see a full list of offerings or book a scout program, visit www.racinezoo.org, call 262.636.9580, or email the Racine Zoo Conservation Education team at education@racinezoo.org