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EL PASO ZOO TO HOST CHIHUAHUAN DESERT TEACHER WORKSHOP ON FEBRUARY 9

El Paso, Texas (December 10, 2012) - The El Paso Zoo will be hosting a Mammals of the Chihuahuan Desert Teachers Workshop on February 9, 2013 from 8:30-12:30 pm. The workshop will focus on mammals in the Chihuahuan Desert including their biology, adaptations and conservation. All El Paso Zoo Workshop topics meet the TEKS and STARR curriculum for K-12. Teachers will also be able to earn CPE credits through this workshop.

The Chihuahuan Desert is the largest desert in North America and one of the most biologically diverse deserts in the world. It is home to many plant and animal species including more than 130 mammals.

Online registration is required for this workshop at elpasozoo.org. Cost is $10 per person and entrance to the El Paso Zoo is included. There are only 5 spots available.

For information regarding Teacher Workshops and other Zoo Adventure Programs, call the El Paso Zoo Education Department at 521-1894.

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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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