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The mission of the Zoological Society of Florida and Zoo Miami is to encourage an appreciation for the world’s wildlife and to help conserve it for future generations.
Since 1997, the Carnival Foundation has partnered with the Zoological Society of Florida (ZSF) and Zoo Miami to provide environmental conservation education to Miami-Dade County public school students through the Carnival Kids program. Carnival Kids targets underserved areas of Miami-Dade and Title-1 public schools; to date reaching over 7,600 fourth- and fifth-grade students at seventeen schools! Participating students learn about animal characteristics, animal habitats, and conservation issues with a specific emphasis on water-related topics. Carnival Kids offers many children their first chance to see both native and exotic animals while experiencing Zoo Miami as well as local wildlife areas such as Everglades National Park.
It is our goal that the Carnival Kids program will heighten the environmental awareness of its youth participants with regard to endangered species and environmental conservation. Now entering its 18th consecutive year, Carnival Kids continues to make waves by engaging 645 additional children through a combination of an in-school presentation by ZSF staff, field study sessions at Zoo Miami and field trips to Everglades National Park. At the conclusion of the school year, students demonstrate what they have learned through presentations as well as through an art and writing contest.
For more information about Carnival Kids, please contact the Zoological Society of Florida at 305-255-5551 or visit www.zoomiami.org/zsf.