PNC Brings the Zoo to You!
PNC Bank brings the Brevard Zoo to local branch for children’s workshop April 26
The next PNC Brings the Zoo to You! community workshop will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at the Avenue at Viera PNC Bank Branch (6511 Lake Andrew Drive, Melbourne). At this workshop, Brevard Zoo staff will introduce children to African animals found in the same habitat as Meerkats.
There also will be Meerkat puppets kids can make, along with music, food and games provided by PNC Bank.
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 have been raised through corporate and private donations. Meerkat Hamlet opened on March 15, 2014. To find out how you can support the Meerkats as they adjust to their new home, 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 next workshop is planned for Saturday, May 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Merritt Island PNC Bank Branch (1840 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island).