Elmwood Park Zoo

Students participate in the Elementary Education Takeover.
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John McDevitt
May 07, 2019 - 3:57 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A new grant-funded program called the Elementary Education Takeover allowed hundreds of Norristown Area School District first-grade students to enjoy the day at Elmwood Park Zoo. Stella the Owl, Temple University's live mascot, lives at the Elmwood Park Zoo and...
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Elmwood Park Zoo
Brad Segall/KYW Newsradio
March 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- An area zoo got a grant to extend an education program to visually impaired students. The Elmwood Park Zoo , in Norristown, has received a $20,000 grant from the SEI Cares Fund to continue the Touch Tours program, which provides tactile and sensory-driven...
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John McDevitt
March 01, 2019 - 9:51 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- As the cold weather returned to our region, the Elmwood Park Zoo staffs were hard at work to keep their residents warm and comfortable. The otters didn't seem to mind the cold weather, as they were splashing around in their pool Friday. The drinking water for many...
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Andrew Kramer
November 02, 2018 - 10:50 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) - A special fundraising event is taking place at Elmwood Park Zoo this weekend. Money raised will go to the family of a little girl in Montgomery County as she faces the toughest fight of her young life. Eight-year-old Ella Smith of Royersford was diagnosed with...
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Students from the Glen Mills Schools learn how to zip line during a trip to the Elmwood Park Zoo.
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John McDevitt
August 15, 2018 - 8:13 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — It was a day of fun, education and inspiration for a group of court-adjudicated teenagers who spent the day at the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown. A group of about 20 students from Glen Mills Schools — a residential facility for court-adjudicated youth between 12...
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Elmwood Park Zoo
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Jim Melwert
May 13, 2018 - 5:00 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown, Montgomery County has been named a “Certified Autism Center,” the first zoo in the country to get such designation. The Certified Autism Center designation means Elmwood Park Zoo staff has completed training and the zoo has taken...
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