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Kids can get wild this spring at the Zoo with CAMP from March 12-16 and WILD WORKSHOPS on March 19-23

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El Paso, Texas (December 5, 2011)

El Paso, Texas (February 8, 2012) The El Paso Zoo will offer unique and wild activities during Spring Break for kids of all ages. Children can be enrolled in a camp or workshop to enrich their spring break with fun programs that tackle subjects such as animal adaptations, conservation and ecology through hands on activities, animal encounters and behind the scenes activities.

Contact Zoo Adventure Coordinator, Naima Montacer at montacernj@elpasotexas.gov or 521-1894 for further questions.

Spring Break Zoo Camp, March 12-16, 2012. 9:00am to 12:00pm
Enroll your child for a wild camp! Each day will enrich your childs spring break with educational fun. Every day we will tackle subjects such as adaptations, conservation, ecology, and biomes through hands on activities, animal encounters and behind the scenes activities. Geared towards ages 7-14. Adult attendance is not necessary. Pre-registration is required to guarantee your spot. Themed days are as follows: Monday: Nature Art, Tuesday: Geocache, Wednesday: Nocturnal Animals, Thursday: Backyard Wildlife, Friday: Feces to Species. Registration - $100 per person per week (No entrance fee required). El Paso Zoological Society Members $90 per person per week. $20 per person per day. El Paso Zoological Society Members $18 per day.

Spring Break Wild Workshops, March 19, 2012. 10:00am
Bring your kids to the zoo for some nature art! Explore the zoo to be inspired to create your own wildlife and nature art. Simple supplies (some recycled) will create beautiful artwork you can take home. All ages- ages 7 and under must be accompanied by a paid adult. Registration - $5 per person (Admission not included). El Paso Zoological Society Members $4.50 per person.

Spring Break Wild Workshops, March 19, 2012. 2:00pm
Bring your kids to the zoo for some nature art! Explore the zoo to be inspired to create your own wildlife and nature art. Simple supplies (some recycled) will create beautiful artwork you can take home. All ages- ages 7 and under must be accompanied by a paid adult. Registration - $5 per person (Admission not included). El Paso Zoological Society Members $4.50 per person.

Spring Break Wild Workshops, March 20, 2012. 10:00am
Learn how to geocache! Geocaching is a great way to explore the outdoors and embark on a "treasure" hunt. Enroll in this workshop to learn how to geocache, practice and get outside! All ages (ages 7 and under must be accompanied by a paid adult). Registration - $5 per person (Admission not included). El Paso Zoological Society Members $4.50 per person.

Spring Break Wild Workshops, March 20, 2012. 2:00pm
Learn how to geocache! Geocaching is a great way to explore the outdoors and embark on a "treasure" hunt. Enroll in this workshop to learn how to geocache, practice and get outside! All ages (ages 7 and under must be accompanied by a paid adult). Registration - $5 per person (Admission not included). El Paso Zoological Society Members $4.50 per person.

Spring Break Wild Workshops, March 21, 2012. 10:00am
Learn how nocturnal animals adapt to a life in darkness or how animals survive living in our harsh desert. Take a class to learn about adaptations of animals and visit some animals to see their adaptations up close. Ages 7 and up. (ages 7 and under must be accompanied by a paid adult. Registration - $5 per person (Admission not included). El Paso Zoological Society Members $4.50 per person.

Spring Break Wild Workshops, March 21, 2012. 2:00pm
Learn how nocturnal animals adapt to a life in darkness or how animals survive living in our harsh desert. Take a class to learn about adaptations of animals and visit some animals to see their adaptations up close. Ages 7 and up. (ages 7 and under must be accompanied by a paid adult. Registration - $5 per person (Admission not included). El Paso Zoological Society Members $4.50 per person.

Spring Break Wild Workshops, March 22, 2012. 10:00am
Your backyard is full of animal and plant life! Learn the tools to embark on a journey into your backyard. Create a bird feeder to bring home to hang in your backyard and learn other ways to attract more wildlife to your backyard. All ages- ages 7 and under must be accompanied by a paid adult. Registration - $5 per person (Admission not included). El Paso Zoological Society Members $4.50 per person.

Spring Break Wild Workshops, March 22, 2012. 2:00pm
Your backyard is full of animal and plant life! Learn the tools to embark on a journey into your backyard. Create a bird feeder to bring home to hang in your backyard and learn other ways to attract more wildlife to your backyard. All ages- ages 7 and under must be accompanied by a paid adult. Registration - $5 per person (Admission not included). El Paso Zoological Society Members $4.50 per person.

Spring Break Wild Workshops, March 23, 2012. 10:00am
Match the feces to species. Take an up close look at an easy way to identify different species through their feces. Enjoy an animals encounter from some of our educational animals as well. All ages. Ages 7 and under must be accompanied by a paid adult. Registration - $5 per person (Admission not included). El Paso Zoological Society Members $4.50 per person.

Spring Break Wild Workshops, March 23, 2012. 2:00pm
Match the feces to species. Take an up close look at an easy way to identify different species through their feces. Enjoy an animals encounter from some of our educational animals as well. All ages. Ages 7 and under must be accompanied by a paid adult. Registration - $5 per person (Admission not included). El Paso Zoological Society Members $4.50 per person.

Important Notes: Tour experiences may vary. Participants must abide by staff instructions at all times and stay with the group leader. The Zoo strives for full and equal participation of all visitors and continually upgrades facilities to make them more accessible. For more information, please call (915) 521-1850.



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Locally recognized as the Best Place to Take the Kiddos, the El Paso Zoo sits on 35 acres of fun and adventure. Bigger and better than ever, the El Paso Zoo is an expansive green space that is home to exotic animals from around the world and features family attractions such as the African Star train and the Hunt Family Desert Spring. Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA), the El Paso Zoo celebrates the value of animals and natural resources and creates opportunities for people to rediscover their connection to nature. For more information, visit elpasozoo.org. For news and exclusive content, follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/elpasozoo) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/user/theelpasozoo).

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