PNC Brings the Zoo to You!
PNC Bank brings the Brevard Zoo to local branch for children’s workshop March 8
The next PNC Brings the Zoo to You! community workshop will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8 at the Sarno Road PNC Bank Branch (3000 Sarno Road, Melbourne). At this workshop, Brevard Zoo staff will introduce children to African animals found in the same habitat as meerkats – an African Pygmy Hedgehog, a Kenyan Sand Boa, a Pancake Tortoise and a Savannah Monitor.
There also will be Meerkat puppets kids can make, along with music, food and games provided by PNC Bank. Kids who make a Meerkat puppet at the event should keep them so they can bring them to Brevard Zoo the weekend the Meerkat exhibit opens to receive free admission.
The campaign to bring Meerkats to Brevard Zoo was launched in February 2013 with a gift of $162,500 by PNC Bank. The remaining funds to cover the cost of the exhibit are being raised through corporate and private donations. To find out how you can contribute, please contact the Zoo Development Department at 321-254-9453 ext. 234.
As part of the campaign, PNC Bank, the presenting sponsor for the Meerkat exhibit, has been hosting Saturday morning workshops entitled PNC Brings the Zoo to You! at local bank branches to serve as a preview to the exhibit and introduce children to small African animals. These periodic morning workshops have provided families with an opportunity to create Meerkat puppets, learn more about amazing African animals and establish a relationship with wildlife and nature.
The Meerkat exhibit will open at 10 a.m. on March 15 following the ribbon cutting ceremony during the Zoo’s Official Birthday Weekend Celebration (March 15 and 16).