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Become a Docent At Henson Robinson Zoo!
Docents help the zoo with animal encounters, show off biological artifacts, perform tours, and MORE! As a Zoo Docent, not only will you enhance our visitors’ experience at the zoo, but you will have an opportunity to enrich your own life by learning more about our animals and by having fun talking with visitors.
1. Be 18 years or older.
2. Fill out an application an pay a $45 registration fee by February
20. Contact us at (217) 585-1821 ext. 1706 or
emcevoy@springfieldparks.org for an application.
3. Be able to complete a 6 class training course held in the Zoo’s
front building classroom. Upon returning your application and
training fee to the zoo, you will pick the
Friday Course (March 6,13, 20, 27 & April 3, 24 from 1-4 PM)
Saturday Course (March 7, 14, 21, 28 April 4, 25 from 9 AM-12 PM)
4. Help out at the Zoo 3 or more hours per month.

The cut off to apply for Docent Training is February 21st!
Email at emcevoy@springfieldparks.org or call us at 217-585-1821 ext. 1706 to get started!

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1100 East Lake Dr.Springfield, IL 62712



  • Environmental Education
  • Animal Care / Handling




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hours per month

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