News: education

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 internship program at the Oregon Zoo primarily serves youth of color and youth from low-income families, providing mentored work experience. 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

Oregon Zoo live video and home activity resources

Go behind the scenes to meet animals and connect with our animal care staff. Tune in for new videos every week on our Facebook page or watch on YouTube. After each live... Read More
April 7, 2020

5 things you should know about palm oil

Palm oil is the most popular vegetable oil in the world, and the cheapest to produce. It's used in thousands of products, from cookies to lipstick. Indonesia and... Read More
February 19, 2020

Giant sea-life sculptures wash ashore at Oregon Zoo

"Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea," a series of giant sea-life sculptures made from ocean debris, debuted at the zoo this week. Read More
January 23, 2020