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Take a study break with some furry friends

Studying for finals can become overwhelming for many students and study breaks are highly recommended by teachers and tutors. Walking away from your textbook for even just half an hour can be a great studying technique and gives your brain a break.

If you’re looking for an excuse to take a break this week, University Program Board has come up with an event to help ease the stress of finals

Wednesday from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. UPB will host A Zoo to You. UPB will be giving students the chance to take a break from their hectic schedules and schmooze with some zoo animals in Schroeder Plaza.

A Zoo to You was a great success last year and students enjoyed getting the chance to visit with the animals during study breaks. Due to the previous success, UPB decided to continue the event this year.

The animals are provided by a mobile zoo company called A Zoo to You. The company will be bringing a variety of animals for students to pet and interact with.

Archive Photo Wednesday in Schroeder Plaza, UPB will be hosting A Zoo to You, a petting zoo to help ease end-of-the-semester stress. Some animals that will be visiting campus include goats, llamas and rabbits.

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Wednesday in Schroeder Plaza, UPB will be hosting A Zoo to You, a petting zoo to help ease end-of-the-semester stress. Some animals that will be visiting campus include goats, llamas and rabbits.

Some of the animals that students can look forward to seeing include rabbits, goats, llamas and more. Like many petting zoos, students can pet and feed the animals throughout the day as they are passing through the Quad.

Therapy animals are known for bringing happiness and stressrelief to patients in hospitals or other high-stress situations. They can be a nice distraction from negativity and anxiety.

UPB is looking forward to the event and giving the students this opportunity to hang out with the animals. Family and Consumer Science major, and upcoming chairperson for UPB, Erin Chaput, is helping to organize the event.

“The purpose of the event is to bring a fun and relaxing event to the students. UPB wants to put a smile on the student’s faces and take their minds off finals for a few minutes,” Chaput said.

For more information, be sure to check out UPB’s events page or Facebook page. On Wednesday, don’t forget to take a few minutes out of your day to hang out with the furry friends on your walk to class.

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