More than 60 children enrolled in special education programs provided by the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) were welcomed by lion roars on April 23, when they paid a visit to the Sacramento Zoo. Accompanying the students were parents and siblings, as well as members of the SCOE Special Education Department team.
"This is a wonderful experience for our students," said SCOE Assistant Superintendent Dr. Robin Pierson, who greeted children and their families upon their arrival. "The Sacramento Zoo offers an accessible environment, and our families find it both fun and meaningful to participate in learning activities with their children."
The morning outing included a live animal show and talk in the zoo amphitheater, as well as special meal and rest area accommodations provided by the Sacramento Zoo for SCOE students, staff, and families.
Arrangements for the special visit were coordinated by the SCOE Special Education Department and the Sacramento Zoo.