Educational and Interpretive Programs

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Project of
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Pine Grove Zoo
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
July 2009
End Date
June 2011
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

Pine Grove Zoo will present educational programs for all ages, build partnerships with area schools and provide interpretive information in order to build understanding and respect for nature and wildlife. The zoo will build programs that are accurate, current and science based that are appropriate for audience age, knowledge and perspectives. Outreach presentations are age appropriate, follow Minnesota academic standards in Life Science, are hands-on, incorporate both animals and artifacts, and actively involve participants in touching, talking and asking questions.

2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Feedback sheets will measure feedback from participants, reception of presented information, and understanding of the overall zoo message. Feedback is reviewed and evaluated by the Education Coordinator and is used to make recommendations to better serve zoo guests.

Measurable Outcome(s)

57 free programs were presented to schools and senior centers, with the 26 of 28 feedback forms rating the program Excellent.

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200 Administration Building
50 Sherburne Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55155