This year marks my 18th year working as the El Paso Zoo’s first Education Curator. It has been a very interesting year so far as you can imagine with many of us working from home and many more of us going to work every day to take care of our precious collection of rare and endangered wildlife. Did you know that you can show your support for our efforts with the click of your mouse? All you need to do is visit our Conservation Education blog and enter your email address in the “follow link” at the bottom of your screen on your phone or at the bottom of the page on your computer. We also are looking for people to join our team to help us share our conservation messages on social media and more. Learn more here.
One of the most common things people have said to me in El Paso is how lucky I am to work at the Zoo. Well it may be difficult to get a job there, but you could still be involved. I want to give everyone who reads this message the opportunity to join the Zoo’s conservation education team. No matter where you live and what you do or how old you are, there are many ways you can get involved with our organization and support conservation projects to save endangered species.
As you can see from the video clip below, my passion for conservation and wildlife is something that is a very big part of my life. Ever since I was 4-years old and my mother joined my kindergarten class as a chaperon on a field trip to the Buffalo Zoo in New York, I loved being close to nature and different kinds of animals. The challenges we face in conserving our planet and all the plants and animals we share it with are growing every day. Let’s get going and do something about it. Joining our team at the El Paso Zoo is one way you can get more involved.