Docent Volunteer Category
Docents are trained in advanced interpretation with a focus on animals, conservation and the environment. (All Guides are eligible to become Docents in the Fall of 2014.)
Provide animal information at specific exhibits, answer visitor questions, show animal biofacts and enhance guests' zoo experience.
Lead tours for school groups, zoo members and special programs such as Bunk with the Beasts. Most tours have a specific focus such as African Animals, Endangered Species or Rainforest Discovery.
Assist staff teaching classes for the zoo's summer camp programs. Classes include tours, games, crafts, live animal demonstrations and special enrichment activities.
Travel to schools, community centers and senior facilities presenting zoo programs including slide shows and live animals.
Supervise students who are learning about the scientific method and exhibit design. Give tours and oversee animal observation and data collection.
Bunk with the Beasts
Assist staff in our overnight experience for kids with tours, games, live animal demonstrations and special activities.