More than 30,000 kindergarten through third grade students in San Diego and southern Riverside counties saw presentations from San Diego County Fair and animal officials on science and space exploration, along with the importance of animals on the planet, fair officials announced today.
Over a three-week period from April 23 to May 4, officials from the San Diego County Fair and staff from Fallbrook’s Pacific Animal Productions program visited 111 elementary schools with a presentation geared toward this year’s fair theme “Out of This World,” officials said.
The presentations featured several animals, that included an alligator, a hedgehog, a tegu lizard an armadillo and a tarantula. Each student also received an activity book with games and puzzles related to the presentation, officials said.
“Each year our students are introduced to new and fascinating animals.
Our students love the program and are always excited at the thought of being able to see animals again at the fair,” one teacher said following a presentation.
The San Diego County Fair is set to begin its 24 day run from June 8 to July 4.
It will be closed Mondays except July 2, officials said.