Bringing the zoo to you

first_img Share RelatedCostal Expo brings the beach to EdinburgSpecial to the Parade Edinburg will host the Rio Grande Valley Coastal Expo Feb. 10. At this family-friendly event visitors see and touch crabs, sea stars and other coastal animals as well as view a glass-bottom boat stream, solve a fish mystery, learn about the Texas coastal habitat, fish for…February 9, 2012In “South Padre Parade”SPI puts on Coastal Days for kidsBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS Keep South Padre Island Beautiful (KSPIB) Committee Member Jan Whittington joined the City for their Coastal Days program last week. In celebration of the end of the school year, and in an effort to squeeze in some more learning before the summer lull,…May 20, 2016In “News”UPDATED: Causeway re-opened after threatBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] The Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway has been closed to all traffic due to a threat which was called into South Padre Island Police a short time ago. Port Isabel Police Chief Robert Lopez reports that the PIPD was notified by their counterparts with the…May 5, 2017In “News” By ABBEY KUNKLESpecial to the PRESSTuesday morning, representatives from Gladys Porter Zoo visited the students of Christ’s Harbor Daycare and Christian School, bringing with them various creatures and critters. Amidst looks of curiosity on the faces of the children, Daniel Arriaga, who works in the zoo’s Education Department, unveiled the animals one by one. Each child was elated at the opportunity to see, touch, and even feed the different animals, which included an African pygmy hedgehog, an Australian sugar glider, a domestic ferret, a Madagascar hissing cockroach and finally Coco, a blue and gold macaw.Daycare Director Rachel Ruiz said that the opportunity to learn about and touch the animals would provide students with an excellent educational experience, however, Texas state law does not allow daycares to participate in field trips. She said, “As a daycare, we are not allowed to go on field trips, so instead of going to the zoo, we had the zoo come to us. We made it happen.”Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.last_img

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