March 16, 2010

Join the Zoo Corps!

The Chicago Zoological Society is now accepting applications for the Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC). This unique conservation leadership program was created for high school students to learn more about the animals and exhibits at the Zoo while at the same time educating guests. Youth earn valuable career training experience in a fun, social environment.  more...

February 22, 2010

Conservation Dinner to Honor Robert Buchanan

You can support the Chicago Zoological Society (CZS) and its conservation efforts around the globe by attending the 2010 Conservation Dinner. Tickets are $150 and can be ordered by calling 708-688-8390.  more...

December 08, 2009

Veterinary House Call to Peru Coast

Veterinarian Mike Adkesson, from Chicago Zoological Society's Brookfield Zoo, reports from the coast of Peru on wildlife populations, including South American fur seals. Mike is leading a zoo vet team to understand what threatens the local wildlife population, as they study factors such as disease, environmental contamination, and other health related concerns.  more...

December 01, 2009

Great Ape Advocate Madi Vorva

9th grader Madi Vorva is a teen Jane Goodall working to save orangutans. Madi visited Brookfield Zoo in November 2009, traveling from Plymouth, Michigan to participate in the International Orangutan Awareness Weekend. Active in Girl Scouts, she is also helping raise awareness about palm oil production in cookies and other baked goods.  more...

October 14, 2009

In-Field Ambassador

Brookfield Zoo bear keeper Christy Mazrimas-Ott returns to Churchill, Manitoba as an In-Field Ambassador aboard the Tundra Buggies--where she discusses polar bear natural history as well as conservation and research efforts for polar bears. Read her regular dispatches and view images from the Tundra Buggy!  more...

October 02, 2009

Building a Better Model

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) announced that the Chicago Zoological Society has received its 2009 Education Award for its Levels of Engagement program. The award recognizes CZS for its partnering with the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) system in an effort to help educators improve confidence and competence in science teaching.  more...

August 21, 2009

Global Youth Conservation Conference

Brookfield Zoo hosted a two-day Global Youth Leadership Conference in August, the culminations of a year-long conservation exchange with international partners.  more...

August 19, 2009

Baby Gibbon Branching Out in Tropic World

The white-cheeked gibbon baby is starting to explore a bit in Tropic World: Asia exhibit. White-cheeked gibbons are critically endangered, under threat from poaching and habitat destruction. Only 170 white-cheeked gibbons are managed in zoos worldwide, with even lesser numbers estimated to be remaining in the wild.  more...

July 28, 2009

Childhood Nature Connections

Landmark education and training initiative provides early childhood educators--formal and informal--the skills to incorporate nature play and exploration into their classroom, school grounds, and curriculum.  more...

June 25, 2009

Community Conservation Leaders

CZS and Comcast team up to award scholarships for first-ever Communiity Conservation Leaders. Rebecca Black and Sheela Turbek from Riverside-Brookfield H.S. were awarded the scholarships for their part in the School of Environmental Education (SEE Team) and the Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC)  more...

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