DECAL joins Zoo Atlanta for Educator Appreciation Day

August 26, 20163min2850
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Bright from the Start Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning is partnering again this year with Zoo Atlanta as they host Educator Appreciation Day on Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Early care and education professionals throughout the state are encouraged to bring their guests to the zoo for a day of fun-filled activities. Educator

Educators will receive free admission and $2 off general admission for each of their guests. Educator identification, such as an employee photo ID; a pay stub or name badge with school name or county and a state-issued photo ID; or a homeschool declaration of intent and a state-issued photo ID, is required. Educators are encouraged to pre-register to attend at: http://shop.zooatlanta.org/webstore/shop/ViewItems.aspx?&CG=105&C=55

“Educator Appreciation Day provides a great opportunity for educators and their guests from across the state to experience Zoo Atlanta,” said DECAL Commissioner Amy M. Jacobs. “In addition to enjoying one of Georgia’s most interesting and extensive nature resources, educators can access the Educator Lounge at the Ford Tent to personally encounter exotic animals and to talk with the Zoo’s education staff.”

“Zoo Atlanta is proud to partner with DECAL to champion standards of excellence for education, inside and outside the classroom. We celebrate educators as a vital link between the science curricula students learn in school and the personal connection with the life sciences that students are exposed to through Zoo experiences,” said Raymond B. King, President and CEO of Zoo Atlanta. “Education is a fundamental part of the mission of Zoo Atlanta, and teachers are helping us build the next generation of zoologists, ecologists, and passionate conservationists.”

In addition, guests will receive a coupon for 10 percent off purchases in the gift shop and food outlets (coupon valid on Sept. 17 only).

For more information on Zoo Atlanta’s Educator Appreciation Day, call 404-624-5822 or e-mail education@zooatlanta.org.

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