Zootopia Offers Unique Holiday Gift Opportunities and More! Local Non-Profit Educates and Empowers People to Save the Planet

As published in the Ventura County Star Newspaper
By: Kerrie Sadler

If your child has ever wondered what it was like to handle a tarantula or touch a tortoise, Zootopia can make his wish come true. And if you’re looking for a unique holiday gift or a way to honor the environmental enthusiast on your list with a special donation, Zootopia may have just the thing.

Zootopia is a Ventura County non-profit organization that provides unique wildlife and environmental education programs for children and families alike. Its goal is to inspire participants to make changes in their everyday lives that will result in less negative impact on the planet and lower their environmental footprint. It does this through hands-on animal presentations that teach participants about the importance of each animal on the planet, including bugs. Special games and activities show the connection between plants, animals and humans in the various ecosystems. Zootopia also teaches, through discussion and fun, engaging craft projects, some of the small changes that can be made each day to help our planet—and us—be more balanced and healthy.

Children’s birthday parties and overnight family camps for all ages are Zootopia’s specialty, as well as special in-class presentations at schools. Through all of its programs, its mission is to educate today’s youth how to become environmentally responsible citizens of tomorrow.

As a special holiday offer, Zootopia is offering a 10 percent discount on all of its programs when ordered by Jan. 31. In addition, Zootopia invites you to make a tax-deductible donation on behalf of someone to whom you wish to give the gift of peace and balance for the environment. By making such a donation, you will help provide essential teaching supplies, food and enclosures for the animals, staff support for the programs and general operating support for the organization.

To learn more about Zootopia or plan an event, visit http://www.zootopia.org. To make a donation, call 805-479-2729. When you donate in the name of a friend, a special Zootopia gift card will be sent to the person you are honoring, and they will know that they have received a truly meaningful and important gift.

This story is contributed by a member of the Ventura community and is neither endorsed nor affiliated with Ventura County Star

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