Community Impact

Community Impact From the beginning, the Chicago Zoological Society has sought to inspire people and help them learn about the roles they play in conservation. As part of our mission, we work each day to ensure that the conservation movement reaches out to and hears from every person and community at every income level and ability. In support of this, we partner with organizations that serve people with disabilities, Veterans, the unemployed and underemployed, victims of domestic violence, adults with mental illness, and more.


CZS is a pioneer in conservation and science leadership, offering community-based programming designed to engage and educate our next generation of environmental stewards. To date, our conservation outreach programs have provided in-depth and unforgettable experiences for more than 5,000 youth!

Learn about our community-based programs:

Volunteer
Brookfield Zoo

Volunteer

If you enjoy talking with people about animals, nature, and conservation, we have a volunteer program just for you.
 

Conservation Leaders
Community Impact

Conservation Leaders

From classes to camps, check out our different educational programs designed for students of all ages!
 

Sarasota Dolphin Program
Animal Conservation

Sarasota Dolphin Research Program

Read about the world's longest-running study of a wild dolphin population.