Friday, April 20, 2007

Central Bancorp gets zoo on the move

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo unveiled a new education outreach program today, along with a distinctive ZOOMobile for transporting animals to school and community events.

ZOOM (Zoo on the Move) is made possible by Central Bancorp, which has made a three-year commitment to the program. Central Bancorp is the holding company for a range of financial services under the CB&T moniker. Steve Schneider, the company’s senior vice president of sales and marketing, was at Bricker Elementary School to help introduce the new zoo program — and to confront an old fear.

“I have a secret to tell you all,” he told fifth-graders gathered outside the school. “I am terrified of snakes.” But as the kids watched, he touched a California king snake, one of the animals brought down the mountain for the program.“Ok,” he said as the students applauded.

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