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Students Invited to Sensory Safari 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Lincoln Children’s Zoo and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission invite students to Sensory Safari 2013 on Wednesday, October 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Designed for students with disabilities, visitors will have the opportunity to touch, feel, hear and smell at interpretative stations located throughout the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

“An integral part of our mission at the Commission is to help all Nebraskans appreciate their roles in the natural world through outreach and quality educational programs such as Sensory Safari,” said Commission Director, Jim Douglas. We are fortunate for this partnership with the Lincoln Children’s Zoo which enables students to learn about science, nature, and our natural resources. This event proves that amazing things can be done with partnerships.”

“Enriching lives through firsthand interaction with living things is the Lincoln Children’s Zoo mission,” said John Chapo, President of Lincoln Children’s Zoo. “Sensory Safari assures that the Lincoln Children’s Zoo attains its mission with individuals who are visually impaired. We are honored to be a part of this significant event which serves so many so well in a very special way.”

The Commission is offering transportation scholarships for schools and school districts wishing to bring a group of students to the event. For more information, contact Lindsay Rogers at 402-471-5581 or lindsay.rogers@nebraska.gov. Media are welcome to attend.

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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