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Posted on: July 14, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Lafayette Kiwanis Club sponsors new Kiwanis Education Station at Columbian Park Zoo

July 07, 2015 – Lafayette, IN Construction of a new presentation area next to the IU Health Arnett Family Farm at the Columbian Park Zoo has begun and will be a great addition to the Zoo. The structure is sponsored by the Lafayette Kiwanis Club and will facilitate a variety of live demonstrations including live animal presentations. This new presentation area will be called the “Kiwanis Education Station”.

The Kiwanis Education Station will include a small presentation platform, overhead shade, mobile cabinets, and electrical sources. Courtney Nave, Education Assistant says the education team is very excited about this new addition, “We are thrilled that the Kiwanis Club has sponsored the Education Station, and our staff as well as zoo patrons are going to love having a designated education area outside for viewing many of our animal ambassadors. We are excited to use this structure to put on educational presentations, have animal encounters and provide new and exciting experiences for the community.”

The Kiwanis Education Station completion date will be late summer 2015.

Individuals, families, and businesses can support the Zoo by becoming members of the Friends of the Columbian Park Zoo or participating in one of the many sponsorship opportunities that are available.

For more information about Friends of the Columbian Park Zoo memberships, please contact (765) 807-1540 or hhenry@lafayette.in.gov, ‘like’ our Facebook page for updates on zoo news and events, and follow us on Twitter. Check out the zoo website for a list of membership levels and benefits.


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Founded in 1908, Columbian Park Zoo is the second oldest zoo in Indiana. It is approximately 6 acres in size and is located in historic Columbian Park. The Zoo features several “immersion” exhibits and the animal collection consists of nearly 200 animals representing approximately 90 species.

Established in 1976, Friends of Columbian Park Zoo is a non-profit, membership organization that raises funds and advocates support for the Columbian Park Zoo. For more information, please call 765-807-1545 or visit www.columbianparkzoo.org.

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