The Emporia Zoo Docents offer a variety of education outreach:

  • They can bring programs to your school, organization meeting or care facility

  • Docents help with many activities you can participate in while visiting the Zoo - Docent in the Zoo, Boo in the Zoo, Spring Forward, Party for the Planet, and many more

  • Graphics you can see when touring the Zoo

What is a Docent?

A docent is a volunteer teacher (age minimum is 16 years old). An Emporia Zoo Docent is a member of the Emporia Friends of the Zoo, trained for and dedicated to teaching about animals;

promoting ecological awareness; and supporting the David Traylor Zoo of Emporia.