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Elizabeth Clemens is the new director of education at the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.

Mar 14, 2013


Riverbanks Zoo and Garden Welcomes New Top Teacher

Elizabeth Clemens Joins the Pack as Director of Education


[Columbia, SC] - Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is pleased to announce Elizabeth Clemens as its new director of education.

Clemens joined the Riverbanks family in July of 2012 after more than six years at Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center where she held the position of school programs specialist.

"My passion for education and love of science and nature makes working at Riverbanks ideal," said Elizabeth Clemens, director of education at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. "It's very rewarding to inspire young imaginations while encouraging children to care for the earth and become advocates for wildlife conservation."

Prior to her tenure at Virginia Aquarium, Clemens taught middle school math and science for nearly eight years in the Virginia and Maryland private school systems.

Clemens earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. She also holds a Masters of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Old Dominion University in Virginia.

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For nearly 40 years, Riverbanks Zoo & Garden has connected individuals, families and groups with the world's wildlife and wild places. It is the mission of Riverbanks Zoo and Garden to foster appreciation and concern for all living things. Riverbanks is located at 500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia, SC 29210. The Botanical Garden entrance is located at 1300 Botanical Parkway, West Columbia, SC 29169. The park is open daily from 9am to 5pm, except for Thanksgiving and Christmas day. Admission is $11.75 for adults,$9.25 for children ages 3 - 12 and free for children 2 and under.Group rates and other discounts may apply. Year-round membership packages are also available. For more information, call Riverbank sat 803.779.8717, visit www.riverbanks.org or www.facebook.com/riverbankszoo.


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