About the Docents

CMZoo Auxiliary Volunteers.

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 international Association of Zoo and Aquarium Docents & Volunteers (AZADV).

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 Kindergarten 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.
  • Aid the Zoo staff in providing animal enrichment activities for Zoo animals.

Sound appealing? …become a Zoo Docent today!

We are currently accepting applications for the 2018 class. Thank you for your interest and we’ll see you at the Zoo!