Topeka Zoo hoping to create future conservationists with camp

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Dozens of kids braved the rain and waited for the sun Wednesday at the Topeka Zoo.

The Zoo is hosting their annual spring break camp this week. Kids are learning about animals at the zoo by playing games, doing crafts and feeding them.

One zoo employee says their goal is for the kids to create a bond with the animals.

"Our mission is for them to connect to animals, learn about them, so they then grow to want to protect them," said Rachael Rost, an education specialist. "We need to create future environmental leaders in these camps. So that's the goal. We do live animal programs, behind-the-scenes, crafts, games, all relating to getting them to connect to nature."

Rost said their 8-week summer camp is taking applications. Click here for more information.