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Learning Is Wild At The Columbus Zoo

Media Alert: Wednesday, November 03, 2010

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 3, 2010

CONTACT:                                                
Jennifer Wilson                                                     
Communications Manager

Powell, OH – The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is excited to offer the Learning is Wild Scholarship to help teachers bring their students to the Columbus Zoo for a day of fun and education.
 
The Learning is Wild Scholarship recipients can use the funds for:
Zoo Admission for School Groups - $2/person in Franklin County, $4/person outside of Franklin County
Interactive Auditorium Programs - These field trip programs utilize SMART technology and live animals to explore topics addressing the Ohio Academic Content Standards. 
Transportation Fees - Funds will help pay for bussing to and from the Zoo.
 
Public schools in Central Ohio with 30 percent or higher student population that are on the free or reduced lunch program qualify for the Learning is Wild Scholarship, as well as, private and independent schools in Central Ohio with 30 percent or more of the students on scholarship.
 
The Learning is Wild Scholarship funds up to 75 percent of a total field trip cost. Field trips can be scheduled between the dates of November 1, 2010 and April 15, 2011.
 
For more information or to apply for the Learning is Wild Scholarship please visit www.columbuszoo.org and type “Field Trip Scholarships” in the search bar.
 
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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is open 363 days of the year.  General admission is $12.99 for adults, $7.99 for children ages 2 to 9 and seniors 60+.  Children under 2 and Columbus Zoo members are free.  The Zoo was named the #1 Zoo in America by USA Travel Guide and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA.)  For more information and to purchase advance Zoo admission tickets, visit www.columbuszoo.org.