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By Anne Gilliland, Denver Zoo AIP Student

By Molly Maloy, Denver Zoo Graduate Programs Coordinator

By Molly Maloy, Youth and Teacher Programs Coordinator, Education Department

Spring is here and that means it is time for Denver Zoo’s Botswana conservation education team to pack our duffels and head to Botswana again! Summer is coming to an end in Botswana, so it is hot and the wildlife can often be found resting under large acacia trees. Unfortunately for us, there will be little rest, as this trip will be another busy one for me and my project partner, Erin Stotz. We have a lot to accomplish and only two weeks to do it all! 

By Lori O’Day, Youth and Teacher Programs Coordinator (Camps)

By Sarah Metzer, Denver Zoo Science Program Specialist
Education Representative on Denver Zoo's Polar Bear International Committee

The Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) is a phenomenal opportunity to really delve into the world of conservation and get an up-close and personal view of the great work that is being done by Denver Zoo and other conservation efforts around the United States and the World. It was a stroke of luck for me to discover the Advanced Inquiry Program. I have been a lifelong lover of animals. As a gift, my husband got me a behind the scenes tour of the San Diego Zoo. I was so inspired, so in love with the notion of conservation, that when I returned to Denver, I logged onto the Denver Zoo website and read about the Advanced Inquiry Program. I applied the next day.

Happy Chinese New Year – the Year of the Horse! Also known as the Lunar New Year it’s one of the largest holidays in Vietnam. There it’s known as Tet and its customary to give calendars as gifts. To celebrate this holiday, and raise awareness of the critically endangered Tonkin snub-nosed monkeys, Denver Zoo has once again funded a conservation education calendar. It highlights these unique endangered primates and raises awareness of their value to the surrounding community.

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