How Do You Look in Yellow?
Volunteer Educators Share Time and Talent at the Sacramento Zoo
WHAT’S HAPPENING: The Sacramento Zoo is looking for Docent volunteers for 2014! If you’ve spent time at the Sacramento Zoo, you have undoubtedly encountered many of the yellow-shirted docents sharing animal information and answering visitor questions. If you’ve ever wanted to share your love of animals, now is the time. Join forces with those who give a total of more than 6,000 hours to the Zoo each year.
WHERE: Sacramento Zoo, near the corner of Land Park Drive and Sutterville Road in William Land Park.
WHEN: The Sacramento Zoo is taking applications for the 2014 Docent Training class until January 2, 2014.
As a Docent, you will share the strength of a tiger’s jaw, show the vertebrae in a giraffe’s neck and compare paw prints. Docents conduct station talks at the Zoo, giving visitors a hands-on education about animals at the Zoo and around the world. With additional training, you can lead school field trips, give tours and participate in live animal presentations, both on and off Zoo grounds.
Zoo Docents are volunteer educators, 18 and older, who have a love for wildlife and enjoy people. A required nine-week mini-course in Zoology runs every Saturday through mid-March. For more information on becoming a Docent and to receive an application, please email the Education Department or call 916-808-5889.
Sacramento Zoo – Wildly Inspiring!
Open since 1927, the Sacramento Zoo is home to more than 500 native, rare and endangered animals and is one of over 200 accredited institutions of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Located near the corner of Land Park Drive and Sutterville Road in William Land Park, the Zoo is wholly managed by the non-profit Sacramento Zoological Society. This Sacramento treasure inspires conservation awareness through education and recreation. Open daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, general admission is $11.25; children ages 2-11 are $7.25 and one and under are admitted free. Parking is free throughout the park or ride Regional Transit bus #6. For information, call 916-808-5888 or visit saczoo.org.
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