Nashville Zoo Hosts Docent Open House
Nashville Zoo is hosting an open house for anyone interested in joining the Zoo’s docent program. The open house will take place Saturday, Jan. 10 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Zoo’s Croft Center.
Docents are a specialized group of the Zoo’s volunteer corps who are committed to educating the public about the Zoo’s animals as well as conservation and wildlife issues. Through specialized training and practice, a docent interacts with the public through the use of live animals, biofacts and other educational tools.Docents must volunteer a minimum of 80 hours a year, attend 6 training classes that begin Feb. 7 and pay a one-time fee of $80 for uniform and training materials. Interested parties should contact Chris Radek, manager of onsite interpretation, at 615-833-1534 ext. 146 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Docent applications are available online at the Docent volunteer page.
Nashville Zoo is accredited by the prestigious Association of Zoos and Aquariums, assuring the highest standards of animal care and husbandry. Attracting more than 787,000 visitors annually, the Zoo is considered one of the top things to do in Nashville. The Zoo is a non-profit organization located at 3777 Nolensville Pike and is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The mission of Nashville Zoo is to inspire a culture of understanding and discovery of our natural world through conservation, innovation and leadership. For more information about Nashville Zoo, call 615-833-1534 or visit www.nashvillezoo.org.