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ZooMontana Receives Grant

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ZooMontana is creating a better learning experience for students, thanks to a grant from the Wendy's Foundation.

The $5,000 grant will be used to buy electronic smartboards. The boards can be taken into classrooms to create a front row seat to the outdoors. ZooMontana Executive Director, Jeff Ewelt, said students would be able to interact with nature and real-life animals without leaving campus. "It compliments that technology with nature. It's going to allow kids to better interact in the classroom, up on the board, and compliment with the live animals will just bring it all together," Ewelt said.

Ewelt said he hoped to have the smartboard technology in place by the beginning of the school year.