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Sensory Safari is Oct. 1 at Lincoln Children’s Zoo

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the Lincoln Children’s Zoo will provide students with disabilities a chance to engage in science exploration through sight, sound, touch and smell. This special event, Sensory Safari, will be held Oct. 1 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the zoo.

Sensory Safari is an annual event that engages students with disabilities throughout eastern Nebraska in educational stations focused on wildlife, nature and natural resources. Stations will include a live fish touch tank, live native reptiles and amphibians, prairie plants, skulls and pelts of Nebraska mammals, birds of Nebraska, live insects and arthropods and smells of nature.

The event costs $3.50 per person. Pre-registration is required at lincolnzoo.org. Transportation scholarships are available for school districts seeking to bring students to the event.

For more information, contact Lindsay Rogers at 402-471-5581 or Aimee Johns at 402-475-6741 ext. 130.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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