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Zoo, Museum Offer Free Educator Day on Aug. 8

Work at a school? Then Tuesday is your day to visit the zoo and public museum to learn about what both institutions can offer your classrooms and students.

Teachers and educators with ID get free admission and parking at John Ball Zoo and the Grand Rapids Public Museum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 8. Informational sessions will be held at both locations at 10 and 11 a.m. and at 1 and 2 p.m. Register here.

Museum spokeswoman Kate Moore said this is the first year the partnering institutions have offered a free educator day, as “an effort to let schools in our area know what the museum and zoo offer, and also how they can visit both of us during a field trip.”

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John Ball Zoo and the Grand Rapids Public Museum are offering a free informational day for educators on Aug. 8 (courtesy photo)
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Morgan Jarema
Morgan Jarema is a reporter and copy editor, covering Kent ISD, Forest Hills and Northview. She is a Grand Rapids native and a product of Grand Rapids Public Schools, including Brookside and West Leonard elementaries, City Middle/High School and Ottawa Hills. She found her tribe in journalism in 1997 and has never wanted to do anything but write. For 15 years she was a freelance journalist for The Grand Rapids Press, covering local schools and government, religion, business, home & garden and lifestyles. She and her husband, John, think even those without kiddos should be invested in their local schools and made to feel a part of them. Read Morgan's full bio

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