Air Zoo museum in Portage offers virtual science education labs for children

PORTAGE, MI — The Air Zoo Aerospace and Science Museum is deploying virtual learning programs through its museum in Portage and across the country in an effort to expose kids and their parents to science education, the museum announced in a news release.

The Air Zoo’s virtual programs are for children age 3 and up, and designed up to immerse kids in hands-on science education courses. Financial aid and scholarships are offered to help both individuals and groups that meet requirements and cover the cost of most of their educational programs, Air Zoo said in the release.

“As we build on the outstanding success of our new, immersive and engaging virtual summer camp programs, that reached children and families across the country, and even into Mexico, the dedicated team here at the Air Zoo is so proud to announce that it has just launched a new and exciting arsenal of

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New Reptile Zoo and Education Center Set to Open In Enfield

ENFIELD, CT — If it crawls, slithers or hisses, chances are you’ll find it at a unique zoo and learning center soon to open in the South Road plaza: Riverside Reptiles Education Center. The first business of its kind in town is slated to open to the public Oct. 10.

Over 50 species of amphibians and reptiles will be on display in the Exhibit Gallery, including an 8-foot alligator, venomous snakes, various types of turtles and a variety of lizards.

Owner Brian Kleinman has always had a fascination for animals, with a special soft spot for the “creepy crawlies,” he recently said in a newsletter for the White Memorial Conservation Center. With an educational background in biology, he began to achieve his dream of educating others about the animals he loves. He has worked at a variety of zoos and educational centers, including the Roaring Brook Nature Center and the

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Louisville Zoo announces two new virtual education programs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – The Louisville Zoo launched two more digital education programs in September.



a group of people standing in front of a building: The Louisville Zoo Announces Two New Virtual Education Programs


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The Louisville Zoo Announces Two New Virtual Education Programs

To safeguard the health of guests during COVID-19, the Zoo cancelled its summer and fall camps and has moved its education programming online. In addition, the Zoo’s education portion of the website has been reorganized to highlight digital resources for teachers and parents.

Virtual Animal Adventures start Sept. 28 (cost: $150)

Each Virtual Animal Adventure includes two 30-minute live sessions, a downloadable “Zoo Detectives” mystery packet and a pre-recorded virtual walk through of the Zoo’s Wetlands. Details about each live session are below:

Live Session 1: “Ask Us Anything!”

Students provide the questions in advance and Zoo education staff will answer them live.

Live Session 2: Creature Feature

Students get to virtually meet two of the Zoo’s small ambassador animals,

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