Remarkable reptiles come to Vail Tuesday
July 16, 2010
VAIL – On Tuesday, the Denver Zoo will present “Remarkable Reptiles” at the Town of Vail Public Library during the Summer Reading Program, which occurs from 1-3 p.m. and will incorporate the science and exploration about those fascinating creatures: reptiles.
“It is so much fun for the kids to explore the reptilian science of live snakes, lizards, turtles and crocodilians. They can participate in a variety of exciting activities as we venture through the scaly world of reptiles,” says Tiffany Barnhart, director of communications for the Denver Zoo.
“This outreach program from the Denver Zoo is new to the Town of Vail Public Library,” says Annie Sinton from the children’s team at the Vail Public Library. “The Denver Zoo is the authority on all kind of animals, but for us they will focus on reptiles. They are experienced in presenting this information to children in such a way that kids find the creatures even more fascinating.”
The theme for the Summer Reading Program is “Splash into Reading”. Stories, games and crafts that are centered on rivers, lakes and oceans will be a common thread each week. The Denver Zoo will present in the second half of the program, following an hour of summer reading activities.
Children ages 6-11 may register any Tuesday to receive a packet that contains a reading log. Summer readers can then document their minutes spent reading and receive a prize for each hour. The Remarkable Reptiles will take place during the second half of the event when families with children three and up are welcome; children under six must be accompanied by an adult. The event is free of charge. For more information, call 970-479-2179 or visit http://www.vaillibrary.com.