In Your Community

Help Us Create Change

Conservation begins at home, so we have many programs to engage the community to inspire them to take action for wildlife and wild places.

People on a nature hike

Connecting People to Nature

Nature hikes and nature journaling programs encourage the community to get out and explore local parks and wild spaces.

Students studying wildlife with One Cubic Foot

Biosurveys and Citizen Science

A wide range of citizen science-based programs that are hands-on help to promote stewardship of our area.

People cleaning up a local park

Remediation and Cleanups

Multiple park clean-ups and invasive species removals help to create a greener, cleaner community.

Pollinator habitat on I-390

Pollinator Habitat Restoration

Seneca Park Zoo has been conserving pollinator sites since 2002 with our Butterfly Beltway programs from planting pollinator gardens to selling seed packets.

An Urban Ecologist helping to clean a park

Workforce Development

The Zoo’s Urban Ecologists work in and around the Rochester community, promoting a healthy, positive relationship with the City’s natural spaces.

Environmental Innovation Award winners smiling at the camera

Celebrating Conservation in the Community

The Zoo Society’s Environmental Innovation Awards celebrate leadership in environmental stewardship.