Zoo Volunteer Open House

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The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

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Volunteers Open House

If you think our animals are wild , come meet our volunteers! Come to our Open House on Sunday, January 27th, from 11 AM to 2 PM. The event is free, but admission to the Zoo is not included.

Learn about the essential role volunteers play in conservation education, grounds keeping, and visitor support. Current volunteers and staff will be on hand to discuss spring openings, including training, scheduling, and the rewards of volunteering.

Date: Sunday, January 26th 2020

Hours: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Location: Maryland Zoo' Mansion House Porch

Phone: (443) 552-5266

To fill out an application please visit the volunteer page of the Zoo's website: http://www.marylandzoo.org/support-the-zoo/volunteer/

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About The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Location:

1876 Mansion House Drive, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD 21217, US

Mission Statement

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore (formerly the Baltimore Zoo) is a living classroom, providing a broad spectrum of learning opportunities for its varied audiences, both on-grounds and through innovated programs off-grounds. We are dedicated to preserving the earth's wildlife and wild lands through conservation, education, research, and recreation.

Description

The Baltimore Zoo was created by act of the Maryland state legislature on April 7, 1876. (Its name was changed to The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore in 2004.) It is the third oldest zoo in the country, behind Philadelphia (1873) and Cincinnati (1874). It actually had its beginnings as early as 1862, when the first of many citizens gave animals (the first being 4 swans) to Druid Hill Park for public display.

Today the 160-plus acre zoo property is owned by the City of Baltimore and leased to the State of Maryland. The Maryland Zoological Society, established in 1967, operates the Zoo under a lease agreement with the state. The Zoological Society assumed full management of the Zoo in 1984. Currently the Zoo's animal collection encompasses more than 1,500 birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles, representing nearly 200 species. Animals are displayed in natural settings replicating their native habitats.

Over 1,100 people give volunteer service to the Maryland Zoo each year, totalling over 40,000 hours. In 2017, we were awarded the "Volunteer Engagment Award for Innovation" by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

WHEN

Sun Jan 26, 2020
11:00 AM - 02:00 PM  

WHERE

Maryland Zoo in Baltimore Mansion House1876 Mansion House DriveBaltimore, MD 21217

(39.32347,-76.64706)
 

SKILLS

  • Adult Education
  • Youth Services
  • Horticulture
  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening
  • Habitat Restoration

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Please note that most opportuntities are for those over the age of 18 years old.

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