San Antonio Zoo preschool to expand later this year
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — While some preschoolers can only imagine storybook animals like Curious George and Lyle the Crocodile coming to life in their classrooms, kids at the San Antonio Zoo's preschool get to see real monkeys and reptiles every day. The San Antonio Express-News (http://bit.ly/1PsMmMe ) reports it's unclear whether the expansion will reinforce the zoo's case in its decision not to allow visitors to openly carry weapons — guns are prohibited in most educational institutions — and zoo officials didn't comment on it Thursday. Schools that emphasize outdoor learning are popping up all over the United States, from California to New York and Minnesota to Virginia, says the Natural Start Alliance, a group that aims to connect children to nature. Advocates say spending time outdoors supports children's development, reduces attention deficit disorder symptoms and increases physical activity, among other benefits. The new school building, located near the zoo at 103 Tuleta Drive, currently is home t...
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