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Category: OKC Volunteers

More Fun for More Kids: Jungle Gym Updates Focus on Accessibility

ZOOfriends, the OKC Zoo and the Junior League of Oklahoma City (JLOC) spent more than a year laying the groundwork for the renovation of the Eleanor Kirkpatrick Jungle Gym, undertaken in honor of JLOC's 90th anniversary. In 2004, the same organizations joined forces to create the 30,000 square foot playground. Much of the project's focus was on making the Jungle Gym more accessible, and this included the addition of an “Ability Whirl”, allowing children in wheelchairs... Read More
at Wednesday, May 2, 2018
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Is the Wild Calling You?

Are you inspired by nature and want to make impact on the environment while having fun? The Zoo welcomes volunteers to join our family in answering the ‘call of the wild’! Our newly redesigned volunteer programs have more opportunities, flexibility, and FUN than ever before.  In 2017, the Zoo benefited from more than 30,366 hours of service from dedicated volunteers. These volunteers inspired our guests to learn about wildlife, planted thousands of tulips, distributed more... Read More
at Thursday, April 19, 2018
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UPDATE (April 5, 2018): Thanks to your generosity, all volunteer shifts have been filled! We are so grateful for your continued support!   Join Junior League of Oklahoma City , ZOOfriends and the OKC Zoo as they embark on an expansion and renovation of the Jungle Gym at the Zoo, April 12 – 15, 2018. Volunteers and material support are needed to help update and refresh the playground, as well expand its footprint to add a few new features and components. Families, friends,... Read More
at Monday, March 5, 2018
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Junior Curator Teen Volunteers: Growing Up While Making a Difference

“What do you want to do when you grow up?” Children get that question often as they grow and their answers frequently change through the years. But for the 45 Junior Curator (JC) teen volunteers at the Zoo, their answers are simple and similar, “I want to help animals.” Whether desiring to become a zookeeper, veterinarian or field researcher, some teens decide to begin following their dreams at an early age and essentially “grow up” as JCs at the Zoo. ... Read More
at Tuesday, May 9, 2017
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