Through this amazing program, students will learn the importance of taking care of their hearts and how it works. They also learn the value of helping others and working together toward a school goal. The school in turn, receives educational resources and certificates to use for physical education equipment...so we can keep our kids MOVING!
The Zoo Crew characters help the students connect with these heart healthy messages:
Lion: Roary McFiercly III, inspires us to help others.
Elephant: Mr. Trusker, encourages 60 minutes of physical activity each day.
Zebra: Savanna Bolt, urges us to drink more WATER and avoid sugary drinks.
Panda: Jade Shoots, eats more fruits and vegetables -- so should we.
Monkey: Jenny Kicks, says watch out for salty foods, and KICKS them away.
Penguin: Finley Chillerton, asks us to avoid cigarettes and e-cigarettes.
Students who collect donations can earn the Zoo Crew characters, and a lanyard, as a thank you for supporting the American Heart Association.