The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Auxiliary (CMZA) was formed in 1969 as a non-profit organization to give aid in carrying out the Zoo's objectives. It is an active and founding member of the Association of Zoo and Aquarium Docents (AZAD).
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Auxiliary Objectives
- To support the Zoo in providing a major zoological park for residents and visitors of the Pikes Peak region.
- To assist the Zoo in providing recreational, educational, conservation and scientific facilities in the fields of natural history, zoology and related subjects.
- To aid the Zoo's education program by providing docent guide service for school groups and related organizations, and providing liaison with other educational institutions.
- To work with the Zoo staff toward increased utilization of the zoological park and its facilities.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Auxiliary Activities
- Provide classroom "Safari" instruction and Zoo tours based on approved curriculum to students in the Pikes Peak region from grades 2 and up. See details on Docent lead tours
- Provide puppet and slide shows on zoos and animals for grades preschool through 2.
- Provide interpretive education using biofacts and talks to Zoo visitors.
- Handle specified Zoo animals to provide visitors up-close opportunities to see animals, reptiles, amphibians and birds.
- Provide a Speakers Bureau to explain Zoo and animal activities to interested groups in the community.
- Aid the Zoo staff in providing animal enrichment activities for Zoo animals.
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