Pat Walsh and the ZooMobile

By Tonja Swank, Public Relations Coordinator

Students at Charles Mack had been working very hard to earn top reading scores and surpass reading requirements so the teachers wanted to give them a reward. 40 fifth and sixth grade students received a surprise visit from the ZooMobile and local celebrity Pat Walsh, sports reporter for News Talk KFBK 1530 AM, who went to Charles Mack Elementary as a student.

Pat began the presentation by telling the students about his time at Charles Mack and congratulating them for working so hard. He explained that if they continued to make good decisions, like going to school, reading and being conscious of those around them, then they could be anything they wanted!

Lara and Brooke, who you may recognize from the stage shows and other education programs at the Zoo, followed Pat’s discussion with the real stars of the day, the animal ambassadors. The animal ambassadors helped Lara and Brooke teach the students about the animals’ native habitats and the what the students could do to help the same animals out in the wild.

For more information about the ZooMobile program, how you can bring it to your school or sponsoring a ZooMobile visit the ZooMobile page.




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