Post by Hailey Medlin, Multimedia Journalist
Fall 2012 Public Information Office Intern
Lazy L Safari Park in Cape Girardeau is hosting classes for children up to age 12 from Oct. 2 to 5. The classes include Mommas and Babies, Animals from A to Z, Radical Reptiles and Born to be Wild. Class space is limited, so register in advance.
Mommas and Babies is a parent-involved class for children, ages 3 years and under. This event is held Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Children will learn about baby animals by visiting some, along with their “mommas.” The fee is $25, with a minimum of 5 children and maximum of 15.
Animals A to Z will take place Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. This event is for children ages 4 to 5 and involves learning about animals whose names begin with A to the letter Z. Fee is $25 with a minimum capacity of 5 and maximum of 15.
On Thursday, Oct. 4, children ages 6 to 12 can enjoy Radical Reptiles from 6 to 7:30 p.m. During this class children will learn about snakes, lizards, tortoises, alligators and other reptiles. Fee is $30 with minimum capacity of 5 and maximum of 15.
Finally, on Friday, Oct. 5, children ages 9 to 12 can take part in Born to be Wild. This class is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Children will discover the world of endangered species, and learn why and how some animals become endangered, threatened or extinct. Fee is $25.
Each class contains exciting information, and provides educational development for your children. Please note that for all classes (not including Mommas and Babies) parents should arrange for their children to be dropped off and picked up at Lazy L Safari Park each day. Please note that children with allergies will interact with animals each day.
For more information contact Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department at 573-339-6340, or visit www.cityofcapegirardeau.org/parks.