Conservation Day 2019
We Need YOU!
The Cape May County Park & Zoo and the American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) Cape May Zoo Chapter are seeking volunteers for our 3rd Annual Conservation Day event on Saturday, May 18th. All money raised during this event will go directly toward the endangered species conservation fund that your group has chosen to support. The group that raises the most funds for their species will win a special meet and greet, and have the donation matched by AAZK and sent to that particular conservation fund.
This is an excellent opportunity for all different types of groups: Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, 4H, youth groups, school/college clubs, private organizations, sports teams, and more. We hope that with your support we can make Conservation Day another huge success this year!
The event on May 18th will run from 10:00an until 2:00pm, if you choose to volunteer you will need to arrive by 9:45am for setup. Each volunteer group will need at least 1 person over the age of 18 to be present at their assigned information table for the duration of the event. Each volunteer group will have a choice of which species they would like to raise awareness for from a pre-selected list, on a first come first served basis.
As a volunteer group we ask that you:
• Devote 1 hour in early April to meet with your Zookeeper Advisor.
• Research your specific species and conservation group.
• Create informational signage about your species and conservation fund.
• Create an activity for guests to enjoy (Game, Activity, Craft, Coloring sheet)
• Create a unique donation jar to collect funds in the day of the event.
• Be available May 18th from 9:45 AM until 2:00 PM.
We will be supporting the following species in our conservation efforts:
Red Panda Network – Red Pandas
Proyecto Titi – Cotton Top Tamarin
Giraffe Conservation Fund - Giraffe
Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey –Bald Eagles
Wildcats Conservation - Amur Leopard
WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) - Chinese Alligator
Snow Leopard Trust – Snow Leopard
Rainforest Alliance - Parrots
Laramie Foothills Bison Conservation Herd Project - Bison
Lemur Love – Ring-tailed Lemurs
Save the Golden Lion Tamarin - Golden Lion Tamarin
International Bongo Foundation - Eastern Mountain Bongo
If you are interested in participating in Conservation Day 2019, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and include your groups name and top 3 animal choices.