Dallas-based ActivePure has donated its air and surface purification systems to the Wild Earth Preschool program, a full-day nature preschool and licensed childcare center for children ages 3 to 5, located at the Dallas Zoo.
“The Wild Earth Preschool offers children a unique opportunity to grow up connected to nature, making them more likely to continue to inquire, explore and protect our environment,” said Marti Copeland, senior director of education at the Dallas Zoo. “Their health and safety are our top priority.”
The Dallas Zoo’s Wild Earth Preschool Program has several COVID-19 safety protocols in place, with precautions including masks for all children and staff indoors and outdoors, health screenings, and increased cleaning.
“ActivePure realizes the enormous benefits that come with teaching young children about nature and recognizes the priority of ensuring that this instruction occurs in the safest environment possible,” said Joe Urso, chairman and CEO of ActivePure.
While the Dallas Zoo’s Wild Earth Preschool devotes a significant amount of time to outdoor education, the curriculum does incorporate indoor instruction.
“With our donation, we hope to promote the valuable mission of the Wild Earth Preschool while providing parents and educators with confidence that this instruction is taking place in a classroom with improved air and surface purification,” said Urso.
ActivePure technology is engineered based on technology initially developed by NASA that has evolved to reduce exposure to diseases, including RNA and DNA viruses, bacteria, and molds, by 99.9%.
ActivePure has been the global leader in active, continuous surface and air disinfection systems for healthcare and educational institutions, commercial and public facilities, and hospitality and residential applications since 1924.