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Educators, students welcome at zoo’s STEAM Day

Education Everywhere — Teachers can attend STEAM Day at the John Ball Zoo for free on Saturday, Sept. 23.

STEAM Day invites educators, students and their families to explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math through fun, educational experiences at the zoo. 

Local schools and organizations will interact with guests through different STEAM-themed activities, while also learning how these aspects are used every day at the zoo. 

Additionally, students can get hands-on time with musical instruments with the School of Rock’s Instrument Petting Zoo and hear live music performed by the Allendale Jazz Orchestra from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Admission is free for members and teachers who present a valid school ID. General admission tickets can be purchased online.

Read more from Education Everywhere: 
John Ball Zoo Learning Resources
John Ball Zoo Kent County School Groups 

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Alexis Stark
Alexis Stark
Alexis Stark is a reporter covering Byron Center, Caledonia, Godfrey-Lee, Kenowa Hills and Thornapple Kellogg. She grew up in metro Detroit and her journalism journey brought her west to Grand Rapids via Michigan State University where she covered features and campus news for The State News. She also co-authored three 100-question guides to increase understanding and awareness of various human identities, through the MSU School of Journalism. Following graduation, she worked as a beat reporter for The Ann Arbor News, covering stories on education, community, prison arts and poetry, before finding her calling in education reporting and landing at SNN. Alexis is also the author of a poetry chapbook, “Learning to Sleep in the Middle of the Bed.”


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