Nova’s Ark began as a dream by former special education facilitator and recently retired elementary school Principal Mary-Ann Nova. Nova’s Ark is a registered charity (85916 1176 RR0001) providing social and communication opportunities for people of all ages and abilities involving a wide range of exotic and gentle animals.
The volunteer peer mentors are a key factor in the successful integration of our visitors with the animals, allowing for unique, positive and memorable experiences. The animals bring people together, but it is our amazing youth volunteers who keep people coming. Our unique and individualized programs involving a strong “Circles of Friends” concept provide the friendships and bonds that know no boundaries. Genuine connections are made that have a huge impact on all involved.
Supported by private, corporate and service donations, Nova’s Ark provides programs and activities that benefit the community in various ways. Nova’s Ark has created many customized day visits, spring and summer camp opportunities and off site presentations for service organizations, group home facilities, education centers and special event functions. The development of the youth leadership program has created an impact felt throughout the Durham community and various social service agencies.
Nova’s Ark continues to grow and modify as requests and suggestions are brought forward. Please contact Mary-Ann Nova with any questions or proposals that are of interest to you.
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