• Conservation Connection

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    On July 13th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm, join Rob Schultz from the International Wolf Center as he talks about the work they do at the International Wolf Center. This FREE event will take place in the Gary K. Clarke Education Center here at the Topeka Zoo.
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  • Twilight Tour

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    Have you ever wondered what Your Topeka Zoo is like at night? If so, the Topeka Zoo Twilight Tours are just for you! Grab a friend or a group of friends and join our guest service staff for our June 16th Twilight Tour from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.
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  • Camp Cowabunga

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    Exciting progress is happening! 2017 will be a year of change as the Topeka Zoo is about to embark on a new beginning. Camp Cowabunga will break ground in early 2017 with an opening in 2018. Camp Cowabunga – a safari sojourn in our own backyard – will be a trans-formative “travel” experience for all ages blending education, enrichment, and entertainment opportunities for all who visit the zoo.
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Do you love animals and the natural world? Do you want to help instill that curiosity and passion in our zoo guests? Apply to be a zoo docent today!

Zoo Docents are volunteer educators and guides who provide interpretation and exciting, hands-on experiences around your Topeka Zoo. As such, this group of volunteers receives a more in depth and specialized training than our other volunteers. At the end of initial training, docents are uniquely experienced in the various parts of the zoo and become part of our effort to change the world.

The duties our docents perform are as varied as those performing them. They operate Discovery Stations around the zoo, talk with guests about animals that live at the zoo, handle education animals to provide up-close experiences, guide our guests through the zoo, and more.

If you love animals, love learning, if you enjoy talking to people, and if you’re looking for a unique and rewarding volunteer experience, you’re in the right place!

Learn more or sign up today by clicking here or call Dennis Dinwiddie at 785-368-9134

The next Topeka Zoo Docent Training Academy occurs during the week of Aug 14-18, 2017.

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