NECTAR Environmental Outreach Partnership

August 27, 2021


Samantha Plocica, Executive Director

Children’s Museum of Jacksonville, Inc. dba Zing Zumm


Zing Zumm partners with NECTAR Environmental Outreach to offer science-based programming at children’s museum

[Jacksonville, NC]: Zing Zumm today announced a new partnership with NECTAR Environmental Outreach. This partnership will bring science and engineering programming to the museum in afterschool and weekend sessions. 

“We, Zing Zumm and NECTAR, hope to introduce science in new and exciting ways to children and parents” says Samantha, Executive Director at Zing Zumm. “We’ve seen a lot of parents begin homeschooling for the first time this year and want to be an additional resource for them as well.”

“Through our community partnership, NECTAR and Zing-Zumm will provide exciting activities that demystify science terms and bring key concepts to life. The programs offered through this new community partnership will not only mentor and challenge kids today but develop the thinkers and problem-solvers of tomorrow” says Alison, CEO of NECTAR. 

The benefits of this new partnership include. 

  • Low-cost science programming taught by real scientists
  • Family style, interactive programming
  • Resources for parents to boost their confidence in teaching or guiding science studies at home

About Zing Zumm: Zing Zumm opened our doors in November 2018 and we will be celebrating our third birthday this year. We have been thrilled to be able to fill the need in our community of fun, educational play for children and families. Introducing programming such as Storytime, Wild Wednesday (art exploration), STEAM, Movement & Music, and Toddler Time has been an exciting way for us to get to know our visitors and help families during this interesting past year and half. As our partnerships in the community grow, we can’t wait to see what the next three years have in store for us! 

About NECTAR: NECTAR Environmental Outreach’s mission is to bring innovative, nature-based learning experiences to our community. NECTAR’s programs and services provide STEAM summer camps and animal outreach programs to a broad range of formal and informal settings.