Earlier this year, after hearing a story about the endangered black rhinoceros, four Walnut Street School students took it upon themselves to support the pair in captivity at Blank Park Zoo. The quartet of girls were the guests of the zoo today for a behind-the-scenes look at the rhinos as well as to help with feeding time for the giraffes. Click on the image for more about their work and visit to the zoo.
If you have summer food, health or clothing needs, Des Moines Public Schools and Polk County have resources for you. From immunizations to free meals, clothing to utility payments, you’ll find a list of places where help can be found. For a list of DMPS no-cost summer meal locations and times, and to learn more about other available resources, click on the headline.