Lunch and Learn

FREE program for adults and children

Lunch & Learn occurs on the first Friday of the month in our Zoo classroom. The hour long program takes place from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The list of topics include the following:

Updates from the Field (July 6, 2018)

We will touch base with what is happening in the field for projects the Zoo is involved in, and what the Zoo has accomplished locally so far this year.

Zoo Education (August 3, 2018)

Did you know we began a STEM program for elementary students more than 6 years ago, and that we offer this for free? Learn more about the Living, Learning Lab and other educational programs the Zoo provides to better our community.

Sandhill Cranes (September 7, 2018)

This month’s topic will be on one of our many field conservation projects, the Sandhill crane survey. Participants will learn what is involved with field projects and how they can participate.

AZA (October 5, 2018)

What is it and why is it important? This month’s topic is all about our accrediting body, Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Learn some of what goes into being accredited, what that means for your Zoo, and how we are leaders in animal care and conservation.

Species Survival Plans (November 2, 2018)

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes with baby animals and family planning? Find out how science guides decision making so we have healthy populations of animals here and in the wild.

Enrichment Basics (December 7, 2018)

Ever wonder how we keep the animals active and healthy? Lead keeper Mia will explore what enrichment is, why it’s important, and how you can make it for animals at the Zoo or at home!

To RSVP to a Lunch and Learn, email Robin at