Month: July 2016

Potter Park Zoo Keeper’s Conservation Efforts Help Great Lakes Piping Plover

By Sarah Pechtel, Head Zoo Keeper For the last 9 years I have had the pleasure of participating in the Great Lakes Piping Plover captive rearing program –  a joint effort between the Detroit Zoo, the University of Minnesota, USFWS, DNR and more.  During the months of May – July, zookeepers from across the country head […]

BIG Zoo Lesson and it’s BIG Impact

By Jill Garnett, Enrichment Coordinator and BIG Zoo Lesson Site Coordinator As the school year winds down I find myself reflecting on our BIG Zoo Lesson program’s record-setting 67 classes (and 1,650 students) that came to the zoo this year for week-long learning experiences.  This was the 16th year of the BIG Zoo Lesson, a program […]