The Zoo’s interpreters!

Photo by Kenny Nelson

Photo by Kenny Nelson

If you have visited the Zoo this summer, you probably have come across some staff wearing navy blue collared shirts, and presenting Summer Programs and providing other educational information. These are the Zoo’s interpreters.

Photo by Kelli O'Brien

Photo by Kelli O’Brien

An interpreter provides educational experiences for you on the Zoo’s grounds, seven days a week. This summer I supervised nine interpreters. The interpreters come from all different backgrounds. We have theater experience, education experience and animal care experience. Each interpreter brings something new and exciting to our programs and are here for one thing, to make sure you are having a great time at the Zoo! I have to say I have been very pleased with the programs this summer, and the summer is not over yet. We will be providing seven different animal programs a day through Labor Day weekend, and we will also have an encore day of Summer Programs on September, 8 for Grandparents Day! So make sure you stop out and catch a fun and exciting educational program before summer’s end.

I would also like to take this time to thank the interpreters for their hard work, insightful input, and the overall great job they have done this summer. So a big thank you to Mimi, Tim, Angela, Joe, Julie, Tricia, Dan, Ashley and Sam! I could not have done this without all of you!

It has been a great summer. I am sad to see it coming to a close, but I am excited for next year!

– Kenny Nelson, Interpretation Coordinator