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Local Education
Mill Mountain Zoo

SPECIALIZED LEARNING

Mill Mountain Zoo

Many people know Mill Mountain Zoo as the popular

mountain top attraction on Roanoke's Mill Mountain. Nearly
50,000 patrons visit the Zoo each year! But you may be
surprised to learn that the Zoo also provides an educational
resource for the community. As a small non-profit
organization, the Zoo serves 26 school districts throughout
the Roanoke Valley and southwest Virginia. We host 150
field trips each year and offer guided tours targeted at every
age, from Pre-K through senior citizens. All field trips and

15,000 individuals each year through on-site and off-site

educational outreach programs are keyed to the Virginia

educational programming. This outreach includes Roanoke

SOLs (Standards of Learning) for education. A variety of

students from 75 public and private schools, public libraries,

experiential camps and classes are offered, as well as two

retirement communities, and other organizations.

unique program series called "Breakfast with The Animals"

Annually, Mill Mountain Zoo provides special hands-on

and "Night Howls." These programs are suitable for all ages

learning for nearly 50 college students from area colleges

and provide an opportunity for people to learn and explore

and universities. We provide internships to students

the Zoo grounds before and after regular hours of operation.

pursuing careers in conservation, veterinary science,

Many of our guests engage in the educational programs
and special events. Mill Mountain Zoo reaches an additional

animal science, and education. Learn more about the Zoo's
programming and how you can support them at mmzoo.org.

Think outside the book.
NORTH CROSS SCHOOL was founded on the belief
that a classroom is a concept, not a room. With small
groups, teachers are inspired and empowered to
curate lessons, not follow them. Children pursue
their best in a community that supports and respects
curiosity and innovation.

With programs designed to engage, question
and surprise, every North Cross graduate
is a product of our ceaseless evaluation of what
works-and, a commitment to embrace what's next.

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