Animals and You Fund 2018 

2nd Annual Year-End Appeal

“Animals & You Fund”

Emporia Friends of the Zoo

2018 has been a year of growth for the David Traylor Zoo of Emporia and EFOZ. With more than 93,000 visitors, engagement is at an all-time high! More than 36,000 visitors were children.

Our educational programs have steadily increased in recent years. These educational opportunities bring animals to preschools, elementary and intermediate school classrooms, service clubs and senior care homes across Lyon and adjacent counties. Sharing animals with participants allows unique and distinct interactions. For many, this opportunity to experience the zoo adds excitement and joy to their day.

Thousands of children participate in the educational programming at the zoo each year. These programs happen in the Zoo Education Center, inside the zoo and offsite. Educational activities are often incorporated into our public events like Party for the Planet.

With the popularity of these educational programs, comes challenges of logistics and limitations of activities. Our goal for 2019 is to expand EFOZ’s “Animals & You” programs so as to inspire and encourage individuals to respect and conserve nature and wildlife.

To ensure EFOZ’s ability to deliver its dynamic educational programming, we ask if you would make a year-end donation to the Animals & You Fund this month.

Your donation of $35.00, $50.00 or $75.00 helps to fund our 2019 Educational Programs..

With your support, EFOZ will continue to provide unique, valuable, entertaining and educational opportunities for people of all ages! Your gift is greatly appreciated.

Our sincere thanks,     


Lisa Keith, Director                                           Rick Mitchell, Board Member

David Traylor Zoo of Emporia                              Emporia Friends of the Zoo