Over 140 Cincinnati AmeriCorps Members Take Pledge of Service at Cincinnati Zoo

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CINCINNATI (September 17, 2016) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to team up with AmeriCorps, aka the “domestic Peace Corps”, to bring fun, science-based educational opportunities to students in Cincinnati who need it the most and to challenge the community to step up and do more to conserve resources and wildlife.

Learn more about the Zoo’s AmeriCorps program – VIDEO

 

Duke Energy Foundation supports Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Living Classroom

CINCINNATI, Ohio — The Duke Energy Foundation announced a $25,000 environmental grant to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s (CZBG) Living Classroom Education Access Fund program.

The grant will be used to help local students continue to enjoy firsthand the exciting learning opportunities that the zoo provides.

CZBG is celebrating four years since the inception of the Living Classroom Education Access Fund (LCEAF) program and its continued success in affording every student the opportunity to be inspired by…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Education Program Recognized with National Award

CINCINNATI – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) announced that the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden received Significant Achievement in its 2014 Education Award for the Inspiring Action through Wildlife Encounters education program. The AZA Education Award recognizes outstanding achievement in educational program design, judging programs on their ability to promote conservation knowledge, attitudes and behavior, show innovation, and measure success. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden received its Education Award in the category of institutions with budgets over…

Cincinnati Zoo Remembers “Martha,” the World’s Last Passenger Pigeon

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Photo Opportunity – Monday, September 1, at 11 a.m.

Martha_last_passenger_pigeon_1914CINCINNATI – (August 19, 2014) On Monday, September 1, 2014, at 11 a.m. the Cincinnati Zoo will stop and remember “Martha,” the world’s last passenger pigeon, who passed away at the Cincinnati Zoo 100 years ago.  To remember the loss of what was, at one time, the most numerous bird species on the planet, the Cincinnati Zoo is honoring Martha…

John A. Ruthven Paints Passenger Pigeon Mural

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This morning, internationally-acknowledged master of wildlife art John Ruthven climbed  scaffolding that spans the entire side of a building at 15 E Eighth Street in downtown Cincinnati to begin painting “Martha” on the mural version of his most recent work, “Martha, the Last Passenger Pigeon.” Watch Video from Cincinnati.com

The painting, which depicts the last passenger pigeon, Martha, leading a flock of passenger pigeons, is being reproduced by Artworks in…

Cincinnati Zoo Receives Funds to Make Field Trips Free for Qualifying Schools

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The Living Classroom Education Access Fund

CINCINNATI—The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is now able to offer FREE field trips to the Zoo for qualifying schools through The Living Classroom Education Access Fund. This new Fund will not only help schools with Zoo daytime field trips, but it can also be used towards a Nocturnal Adventures Overnight program.  The Living Classroom Education Access Fund is being made…

VOTE TODAY – MAY 15 – Help Us Win a Car!

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Cincinnati Zoo Selected as Finalist in Toyota 100 Cars for Good Program

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has been named a Finalist in the Toyota 100 Cars for Good Program among 500 other nonprofits from more than 4,000 applicants.  The program will award 100 vehicles to 100 nonprofits over the course of 100 days based on votes from the public.  The Zoo will be competing against four other non-profit organizations on Tuesday, May 15 for the…