WES Participates In ‘Christmas With The Chimps’

Ruthann Retterbush’s second grade gifted/high achieving class at Wellington Elementary School recently participated in Lion Country Safari’s “Christmas with the Chimps” program. The children wrapped boxes that were filled with treats to provide environmental enrichment for the chimps. Lion Country Safari invited Palm Beach County schools to participate in the program in order to provide the animals an opportunity to enhance their lifestyle. Students watched the chimps open and investigate their gifts via a virtual field trip made possible by Palm Beach County’s science program partnering with Lion Country Safari. Retterbush’s class benefited from this activity, as well as the happy chimps.