Family and Group Volunteering
Family & Group Volunteering Opportunities
Animal Enrichment Workshops
Adults, children, families, and groups can assist in creating objects to stimulate animals’ interest and encourage natural behaviors at an Animal Enrichment Workshop.
Individuals need not register ahead of time and no previous training is required; just arrive at 10:00 a.m. ready to work. Group leaders should call the zoo’s Volunteer Office at 260-427-6828 at least one week in advance, with the ages and number of people in the group.
All workshop materials are provided. Participants may want to wear old clothes. No application or training is required. All children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult (a scout or group leader, parent, or guardian.) Because it is a community service opportunity, the Animal Enrichment Workshop does not include zoo admission.
Animal Enrichment Workshop schedule
May 23, 2015
August 22, 2015
November 28, 2015
Workshops meet from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon in the Diehm Museum, across the street from the zoo.
Join our grassroots conservation program! FrogWatch USA is a citizen science program that allows individuals and families to learn about the wetlands in their communities and help conserve amphibians by reporting the calls of local frogs and toads. Amphibian populations are indicators of ecosystem health, and they are in decline nationwide. By collecting meaningful data, we can help scientists better understand our hopping green friends.
All are welcome to attend our FrogWatch USA training. Families, adults, teens, groups – anyone can help gather important information about amphibians in the Fort Wayne area and contribute to real conservation efforts!
At a training class, you’ll learn how to identify frogs by their calls. You’ll then visit local wetlands on your own to collect data about the frogs and toads present.
2015 Training Dates: February 21 and February 28 (pick one)
Training classes will be held at the zoo’s Discovery Classroom on two Saturdays: February 21 and February 28, 2015, from 11 AM – 3 PM. Bring a sack lunch or snack. There is no fee to attend and you need only attend ONE of the classes. To register for the training or get more information, contact the Zoo Volunteer Office at 260-427-6828 or email@example.com. You’ll be a part of real effort to preserve the natural wonders in your own back yard.
Wild Zoo Halloween
To learn how your organization can participate in the Wild Zoo Halloween, contact the Volunteer Office at 260-427-6828 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.