For Immediate Release: September 5, 2017

Zoo Director Mike Crocker Recognized by American Association of Zoo Keepers

 Springfield, MO –Dickerson Park Zoo’s Director Mike Crocker was awarded a Certificate of Merit for Zoo Keeper Education Award by the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) on August 29, 2017, in Washington D.C.

 

The award, received at the annual AAZK national conference, recognized Mr. Crocker’s commitment to keeper staff training and animal care through professional development opportunities.

 

As the Director of Dickerson Park Zoo, Mr. Crocker has made it a high priority to support the zoo’s animal care staff attendance at AAZK conferences and animal husbandry workshops.

 

Mr. Crocker was nominated by Dickerson Park Zoo Tropical Asia Zookeeper Lee Hart. Hart serves on the Ozarks Chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers and was recently appointed to the national AAZK board.

 

Dickerson Park Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you and a better future for all living things.  With its more than 200 accredited members, AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation and your link to helping animals in their native habitats. For more information, visit www.aza.org.

 

 

Contact: Joey Powell, Public Relations/Marketing Director

417-833-1570 (office) or 417-860-3303 (cell)

jpowell@dickersonparkzoo.org

Grandparents Day: Sunday, September 10

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Contact: Joey Powell, Public Relations/Marketing Director

417-833-1570 (office) or 417-860-3303 (cell)

jpowell@dickersonparkzoo.org

For Immediate Release: August 30, 2017

Dickerson Park Zoo Welcomes Grandparents with Free Admission

 

Springfield, MO – Grandparents’ Day is Sunday, September 10, and grandparents visiting

Dickerson Park Zoo that day will receive free admission.

 

On Sunday, September 10, grandparents are invited to see their favorite animals with their favorite kids. All grandparents, with our without their grandkids, receive free admission to the zoo. Children ages 3-12 are $8 and 2 and younger are free. Dickerson Park Zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and guests may stay in the park one hour after the admission gate closes.

 

Guests may see and learn about animals from around the world as well as enjoy the Bush Country Café, Titus Express miniature train, Outback Corral petting zoo, giraffe feeding deck, fish feeding and the Safari Trading Company Gift Shop.

 

 

 

Dickerson Park Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you and a better future for all living things.  With its more than 200 accredited members, AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation and your link to helping animals in their native habitats. For more information, visit www.aza.org.