Partnering with Community Conservationists

Nashville Zoo education staff and docents provide natural history interpretation and educational materials to over a dozen off-site events annually. These include three Environmental Awareness Fairs coordinated by the Army Corps of Engineers, the Catfish Rodeo coordinated by the Cumberland River Compact, and the annual Earth Day Celebration at Centennial Park.

During all these events, Nashville Zoo strives to educate visitors regarding a wide variety of conservation projects in which the Zoo is involved, both locally and internationally. We also inform event guests of our coordinated efforts with other accredited zoos to improve the genetics and survivability of threatened and endangered species through various Species Survival Programs.

Often during these events we are stationed near neighboring booths sponsored by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Representatives from both of these agencies, as well as the local chapters of the Audubon Society and the TN Ornithological Society, have in turn conducted activities at Nashville Zoo during our annual Avian Awareness Day event held in celebration of International Migratory Bird Day. Nashville Zoo is proud to have a good relationship with so many partners, all of which share in our efforts to be good stewards of the land.