The 26th Annual Spring Spectacular Celebrates Animal Athletes and Heroes, March 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th and April 2nd and 3rd

vcialis 40mg arial, see sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College celebrates the 26th Annual Spring Spectacular with “The Zoolympics of 2016” on March 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th, and April 2nd and 3rd (7075 Campus Rd., Moorpark, CA). Students and animals will host the Parade of Nations and the passing of the torch during student presentations of “Zoolympics” on the main stage at 10:15am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm. Get up-close and personal with animals during a guided VIP tour, then meet some of Hollywood’s animal stars in our Creature Feature Theater.

“Zoo guests can experience a fun-filled day for kids of all ages,” said Mara Rodriguez, Zoo Staff at America’s Teaching Zoo. “I want our supportive community to know that if you’re going to come to the zoo once a year, it should be during Spring Spectacular.”

There is so much to enjoy that the zoo will be open from 10am-5pm for this special occasion. Visitors can watch animal shows throughout the day on three stages, play in our “Kids Zone,” enjoy our hilltop view and taste food from our local vendors.

Moorpark College introduced The Exotic Animal Training and Management Program (EATM) in 1974. Now named America’s Teaching Zoo, its mission is to provide students with the best possible instruction in exotic animal care and training. With nearly 200 animals, the students learn hands-on care from the “living classroom” which is the Teaching Zoo. “Animal facilities from around the globe recruit graduates of the distinguished EATM program,” said Larry Kennedy, Chair of the Ventura County Community College District Board of Trustees. “We are very proud of this signature program of Moorpark College.”

“Every year the students of America’s Teaching Zoo work hard to produce their biggest fundraising event of the year,” said Moorpark College President Luis Sanchez. “Spring Spectacular is a phenomenon that you would not want to miss.”

“America’s Teaching Zoo was voted as one of the Top 100 Places to Take Your Kids in Los Angeles by Mommy Poppins Magazine,” said District Chancellor Bernard Luskin.

Admission is $10/adult and $7/kids and seniors. Zoo members will receive a special admission price of $5 for these three weekends and children under 2 are free. Please call 805-378-1441 for directions or questions regarding this event, or find us on the web at zoo.moorparkcollege.edu. All proceeds support the zoo and the animals.

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MOORPARK COLLEGE, one of three colleges in the Ventura County Community College District, was founded in 1967. It is set on 150 beautiful acres, nestled in the foothills on the southeastern flank of Ventura County, about 40 miles from UCLA, and approximately 75 miles from UC Santa Barbara. It is also a short drive from CSU Northridge, CSU Channel Islands, and California Lutheran University. Moorpark College was recognized in the Huffington Post in March of 2015 as the fourth-best community college in the nation. It has an excellent reputation for university transfer preparation, and its signature career/technical programs include nursing, radiation technology, biotechnology, and exotic animal training, which incorporates the world-renowned America’s Teaching Zoo. The college also offers a dynamic range of classes and programs in the visual and performing arts, and its pristine athletic fields and mild climate provide an excellent home for student athletes.

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