Prospect Park Zoo/Widlife Conservation Society
- Children & Youth
- Education & Literacy
Location450 Flatbush Ave.Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
The Wildlife Conservation Society uniquely combines the resources of wildlife parks in New York with field projects around the globe to inspire care for nature, provide leadership in environmental education, and help sustain our planet's biological diversity.
The basic function of the volunteer program is to educate and inform visitors regarding the Prospect Park Zoo's exhibits and programs. Because of its small size, the PPZ Education Department could not possibly reach the large numbers of people who visit the zoo without the assistance of volunteers. For many visitors, a volunteer will be the only PPZ/WCS representative they encounter. A second function of the program, therefore, is to continue the public impression of the PPZ as a well-run organization, staffed by competent, helpful and courteous people.