Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My! Kendall County Head Start’s Zoo Trip

Zoo trip thrills Head Start students from Kendall County

Nearly 150 Kendall County Head Start students, parents and staff enjoyed a field trip to the San Antonio Zoo, sponsored by Knights of Columbus, Council #8521 from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Spring Branch, TX.“The zoo provides a great learning opportunity for the children,” said

“The zoo provides a great learning opportunity for the children,” said Sherr’y Johnson, BCFS Education Services Center Coordinator. “They not only get to see the animals, but they get to study their habitats and learn about what the animals need to survive.”

“Our theme for class lessons this week has been building and making things,” said Johnson. “We incorporated that lesson with how the zoo builds a safe environment for the animals, and how it provides both a shelter for the animals and a way to enjoy, learn about and study them.”

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As in years past, the Knights of Columbus donated $500 to BCFS Education Services Head Start in Kendall County to fund the zoo field trip.

“Knights of Columbus met us here a few years ago when our parents were having a bake sale to raise enough money to go to the zoo,” recalls Johnson. “I explained the reason for the bake sale and they were thrilled at the prospect of being able to help. They said ‘we want to do it every year; we feel like it’s important.’”

Sixty-two Head Start students and 70 parents and guardians attended the field trip.

“The families want to go because they want to be a part of the experience, too,” says Johnson, “so it’s a great bonding opportunity for the families to participate in their children’s education, which is something Head Start supports at all times.”

Take a look at some of the photos from the field trip here.

For more information about BCFS Education Services, visit

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BCFS Education Services is part of a global system of health and human service non-profit organizations led by BCFS, focused on boosting educational readiness and outcomes in the classroom, as well as ensuring families have the resources, tools and information needed to start their children’s lifetime of learning off on the right foot.


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