Be a part of our partnerships: Get involved with the Zoo
In our first Conservation Blog of the year, we announced our 2023 Conservation theme: Partnerships. Put simply, this year’s Conservation Blogs will highlight the partnerships made possible through your support of the Zoo. As we introduce our projects and partnerships, we’ll also be talking about ways everyone can get involved with the work these partnerships are undertaking, either directly or through simple actions you can take at home to help solve the issues at hand.
The simplest and most holistic way to get involved with our partnerships is to get involved with the Zoo! Even a simple visit to the Zoo goes much farther than you may think in supporting our Conservation mission: In addition to contributing to the everyday care of our animals and the Zoo’s operating costs, general admission tickets directly benefit conservation projects through our Quarters for Conservation program. Through this program, 25 cents of every ticket cost are donated to our Quarters for Conservation partners. The best part is you can even vote for your favorite project and help us determine how to distribute the funds!
Visiting is, of course, just the tip of the iceberg. Zoo Atlanta offers numerous volunteer opportunities (including an internship program) for folks of all ages wanting deeper involvement with the Zoo’s mission. Volunteers are a vital component of our Zoo ecosystem, and volunteering allows you to gain a deeper understanding of the animals we steward, both in zoos and in the wild. And for those who just can’t get enough, I can say from experience that the Zoo is a phenomenal place to build or continue your career.
We of course heartily welcome any interest in contributing to our mission financially, but even actions as simple as sharing a social media post or recommending the Zoo to family and friends contribute to our mission and our partnership projects. We are so fortunate to have such phenomenal supporters, and we’re excited for another year better caring for our planet and all its wild things together.
Communications and Social Media Specialist