Monarchs in My Yard

When we moved into our house a year ago, the yard needed a little work. Quite a few weeds were growing in the mulch around the house. Among those weeds were several milkweed plants. I knew these plants made good food for caterpillars, so we pulled all the weeds and kept the milkweed. Last summer […]

A Day in the Life of an Education Intern

By Julie Javorka, Education Intern Potter Park Zoological Society Many people may ask about a typical day in Potter Park Zoo’s education department as an intern. The truth is there is no such thing as a typical day, every day is different. As education intern, I help with a variety of tasks and projects. I […]

Batty About Bats!

By Julie Javorka, Education Intern Potter Park Zoological Society Bats. Many people have a negative image of these mysterious creatures of the night and many myths surround them. For the record: They are not blind. They do not become tangled in people’s hair. There are only three species of vampire bats. There are more than 1,000 […]

Meet the Zookambi Teacher!

Tracy Page is excited to be with the Zookambi kiddos this summer! Tracy is an international award winning environmental educator. She is a Marine Biologist and Oceanographer by degree, but strayed into the education tract and never looked back. She has been an educator previously at Potter Park Zoo having helped with the Coral Reef […]

Zookambi is Coming!

It is less than one month until Zookambi Summer Camp begins and we have a fantabulously fun-filled summer planned here at Potter Park Zoo! Some of the awesome camps we’ll be offering include: Dr. Zoo-euss, Creature Power, Zoolympics, Vet Med, Animal CSI and much more. There’s something for everyone, that’s for sure! During each session we […]

April FALCONERS Event Happens Saturday

Potter Park Zoo is hosting our April FALCONERS event Saturday, April 29, from 8 to 11 a.m. FALCONERS is a free program which offers children with autism and their entire family an opportunity to enjoy wonderful zoo experiences designed just for them. There are several stations scattered throughout the zoo featuring fun, hands-on activities centered […]

It’s 2017 Volunteer and Docent Recruitment Time

From education to events, decorating to gardening, volunteering at Potter Park Zoo has something for everyone! Potter Park Zoo staff does a great job, but did you know they are supported by over 200 hundred Docents, Volunteers and Teen Keepers?  These dedicated individuals lead education programs, answer questions at the exhibits, prepare enrichment for the […]

Upcoming FALCONERS events still have openings!

It’s not too late to register for the November FALCONERS (Families of Autistic Learners CONnecting Empathy, Responsibility and Stewardship) event if you haven’t already, and there is still plenty of space for our December event! Join us as we help the zoo prepare for winter Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.!   We will […]