News: education

'ZAP' teens launch zoo activity with boost from First Tech

The Oregon Zoo is inviting guests to “spring into action” with a new seek-and-find activity with a seasonal theme. The activity, created by teens in the Zoo Animal Presenter program and presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union , can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. “Family-friendly scavenger hunts engage zoo visitors and inspire action to conserve wildlife and our natural world,” said Kimm Fox-Middleton, the zoo’s education manager. “We want to introduce young people to wildlife... Read More
March 23, 2021

Last chance to see Washed Ashore exhibit at Oregon Zoo

Traveling art aims to raise awareness of plastic pollution and promote healthy oceans This weekend is the last chance for Oregon Zoo visitors to take in "Washed Ashore:... Read More
January 14, 2021

Zoo hosts talk on Arctic drilling, polar bears and climate

Following the White House announcement of the first-ever oil and gas lease sale in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the Oregon Zoo is hosting a live Q&A session... Read More
December 7, 2020

Zoo 'ZAP' program turns 21 with an assist from First Tech

Now in its 21st year, the Zoo Animal Presenter program, presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union, is older than some of its graduates. The three-year, paid... Read More
September 22, 2020

Zoo program to explore anti-racism, conservation and environmental justice

Coming this fall: a chance for middle-school students of all backgrounds to explore the close connections between conservation and social justice. The zoo's new... Read More
September 11, 2020

Zoo Animal Presenter becomes a teacher

Olesya Tipikina was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and immigrated to the United States with her family when she was 4. Growing up, she had a passion for the outdoors and... Read More
July 15, 2020