Welcome Zoo Educators
The following pages are full of important information just for you. Whether you are a part-timer instructor or a Volunteer Educator you will find information here that will help you achieve your goals and the mission of the Cincinnati Zoo. Please read over this information carefully and contact your Coordinator if you have any questions or concerns.
Below you will find important interpretive guides and information all educators should be familiar with.
Interpretive Skills Manual
We are here to inspire every visitor every day with wildlife. The Zoo is about saving wildlife and wild places. To do that, we need people to not only know how they impact on the environment, but more importantly, to care and do something about it. Our goal is to change values, attitudes, and behavior, not to just give out information. We aim to do so by engaging, inspiring, and empowering our visitors through interpretation.
This manual outlines the interpretive skills that will help you do so. It provides examples of how to put those skills to use and presents opportunities for practice. The manual also includes guidance for developing your own interpretive programs.
Click here to take the Interpretation Quiz.
Speaking the Same Language
Speaking the Same Language (PDF) Updated 1/27/2011
It is important for all Zoo employees and volunteers to speak the same language. We have a responsibility to provide accurate and consistent information, which is essential to achieving the Zoo’s mission and maintaining the Zoo’s credibility. This manual provides basic background information with which all employees and volunteers should be familiar.
Social Media Policy
The Zoo has a Social Media Policy that all full-time employees, part-time employees, and volunteers must adhere to.
Exhibit Interpretive Guides
Use these fun facts to engage visitors on grounds at any time.