Appleton’s Ron Borkowicz creates zoo app that will take you on a safari

The next time you visit the zoo, Ron Borkowicz of Appleton hopes you’ll turn it into a safari. 

A three-time teacher of the year, Borkowicz is in the process of launching Photo Fun Safaris, an app that helps make going to the zoo an entertaining and educational experience.

“This started as my retirement project after I retired from teaching,” he said. “I wanted to create an activity that got Americans away from the TV and video games and go outside to do something physical like walking.”

He says he got the initial idea for the app’s format when he thought back to his childhood hobby of collecting coins, and the realization that people love to collect things. They also love friendly competition, so point values were added.