A $200,000 corporate gift from Colonial Life to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden will support the zoo’s numerous educational opportunities, including this summer’s popular zoo camps.
As part of the donation, Colonial Life is now the title sponsor for the Zoo’s Discovery Center. The building is home to Riverbanks’ education division whose programs and special events reach more than 200,000 school aged children each year.
For Colonial Life President and CEO Tim Arnold, educating children on the impact of animals in our world and the significance of wildlife conservation is an important role the company plays as a strong corporate citizen.
“We’ve established concrete partnerships with local schools and nonprofit organizations to help ensure students become well-rounded citizens and with the skills necessary to compete in a global economy,” Tim said. “This investment aligns with the company’s focus on cultivating tomorrow’s leaders and providing enriching opportunities in the local community.”
During Summer Zoo Camp, young explorers will journey to wild places through hands-on activities, up-close animal encounters, behind-the-scenes tours and more. Campers can engage in two unique topics during two one-week sessions.
Summer Zoo Camp will take place June 6 through Aug. 12. Learn more about the camps on the Riverbanks Zoo website.
Marie McGehee, community relations manager at Colonial Life, represents the company on the Riverbanks Zoological Society’s board of directors.