Center for Student Engagement brings cuddly animals to get GW through the end of the semester.
Feeling anxious about finals? Try snuggling with mini pigs, fluffy bunnies and itty-bitty ducks.
That may sound far-fetched, but not if you’re part of the GW community. After putting together a wildly successful (and adorable) Puppypalooza, the George Washington University’s Center for Student Engagement came up with another innovative idea: using a little animal therapy and organizing a petting zoo to help students, staff and faculty overcome end-of-the-semester stress.
CSE led the charge and brought Squeals on Wheels Petting Zoo to campus. The organization set up fencing and pens on University Yard and from noon to 3 p.m. on Thursday, GW community members had the opportunity to play with some cute furry friends.
"Students were elated,” said Alexander Aptheker of CSE. “One student I overheard said she could just 'feel the serotonin coursing through her veins' as she walked into the petting zoo. It was definitely a success!”