“Back to School” Safari Night to Benefit Title I School

Palm Beach Zoo
Palm Beach Zoo
August 5, 2014

The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is helping children enjoy one last hurrah before the new school year kicks into high gear, while helping students in need by providing school supplies. A Safari Night theme of “Back to School” will be held at the Zoo on August 8, 2014 from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., to benefit Palmetto Elementary School, a Title I school in Palm Beach County. Attendees who bring approved school supplies will be granted admission at a reduced rate of $5.00.

“Safari Nights are popular events here at the Zoo,” said Zoo Events Manager Ron Brooks. “By offering reduced admission with a school supply donation, this will allow us to collect supplies for students to actively participate in classes.”

“This is just one small way we can give back to the community, especially since we are so passionate about education,” Brooks continued. “Not only for us educating the public about wildlife and wild places, but also helping to promote educational opportunities at local schools like Palmetto Elementary.”

The Zoo continuously partners with Palmetto Elementary School throughout the academic year. The “arts integrated” elementary school is one of 65 in Palm Beach County, designated as “Title I.” The school’s mission is to create a safe and challenging learning environment where learning is displayed in a variety of ways and the student will develop positive attitudes toward learning.

Each individual who brings three or more Palm Beach County-approved school supplies will receive one discounted admission to the Zoo’s “Back to School” Safari Nights event at a reduced rate of $5.00:

  • 12 Count of No 2 Pencils (no designs) with Erasers
  • Handheld Erasers
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Fiskar Scissors (blunt or non-blunt)
  • Pencil Box
  • Glue Sticks
  • 3 Pronged Duotang Folders with Pockets (red, blue, green, or yellow)
  • Packs of 8 Count Thick Expo Dry Erase Markers (low odor)
  • Bottle of Expo Board Cleaner
  • 8 Count Crayola Markers
  • 8 Count, 16 Count, 24 Count, or 48 Count Crayola Crayons
  • White Copy Paper
  • Box of Antibacterial Wipes
  • Large Box of Kleenex Tissues
  • Roll of Paper Towels
  • Box of Sandwich Sized Ziploc Bags
  • Box of Gallon Sized Ziploc Bags
  • Wide Ruled Filler Paper
  • Antibacterial Hand Gel
  • Ruler
  • Five Subject Notebooks
  • Yellow Highlighter
  • Handheld Pencil Sharpener

Zoo members get in to Safari Nights for free during August. The following admission prices include access to the entire Zoo: $15.95 for a non-member adult, $9.95 for a non-member child (ages 3-12), free for toddlers under age three. Please note, as dusk approaches some animals may not be visible and some paths may be closed.


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Palm Beach Zoo

1301 Summit Boulevard
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405-3035
(561) 547-9453

Support for the Palm Beach Zoo is provided by:

Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.