Help us expand our reach
When you walk through the gates and hear the roar of a lion, you know you’ve arrived at the zoo. But when you picture a local community center, school or natural space, do you see the zoo’s impact?
Conservation, wildlife and community service form the fabric of the Oregon Zoo’s outreach programs, which include heading in our surrounding communities with education programs for children of all ages. One of the zoo’s many community programs is an innovative partnership with Quatama Elementary in Hillsboro, Oregon. Zoo education staff and Quatama teachers have collaborated to develop curriculum about salmon, using an environmental literacy model that emphasizes learning through active firsthand experiences. From restoring native habitat to releasing juvenile salmon in local rivers, the students are engaging in activities that inspire them to be lifelong stewards of the environment.
By supporting the Oregon Zoo Foundation, you are making an important investment in the conservation leaders of tomorrow and future of our natural world. Help the zoo reach even more places and people. Make a gift online now.
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The Oregon Zoo gives vulnerable species, like the Western pond turtle, a head start. By supporting the Oregon Zoo, you are taking your part in the zoo’s conservation efforts in our backyard and beyond.
Today’s campers are the environmental stewards of our future. By supporting the Oregon Zoo and its Urban Nature Overnight program, you are investing in valuable experiences that inspire youth in our community.