May 4, 2013
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Team Leaders: Sandra Lauro, '93 and Hannah Murray Naltner, '02
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Who: We will be volunteering at the Dallas Zoo. The zoo was founded in 1888 and is home to over 2,000 animals. Their mission is to inspire a passion for nature and to conserve wildlife.
What: We will be helping beautify the zoo by landscaping, planting flowers, and/or miscellaneous projects around the grounds. More information will be provided closer to the date as to what projects are going to be needed in addition to landscaping.
When: Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Please arrive at 7:45 a.m. ready-to-work.
Where: Dallas Zoo, 650 SRL Thorton Freeway, Dallas Texas 75203. The zoo is located just south of downtown Dallas off I-35 at 650 South R. L. Thornton Freeway. Take the Marsalis exit off Interstate 35E, go north on the service road and turn right at Dallas Zoo Boulevard (in front of the giant giraffe statue) into the Zoo parking lot. Directions to the zoo are also available on their website.
At the parking gate, inform the attendant that you have a volunteer group project, and the attendant will let you in free. Park; go to the membership booth at the front gate, and let them know you have a scheduled group project with the Volunteer Department. Someone from the Volunteer Department will come up and walk you in. Team Leaders Sandra Lauro and Hannah Murray will greet you wearing U of M colors.
What to Bring: The Dallas Zoo will provide the tools and plant material. Volunteers should dress for the weather in clothes they don't mind getting dirty. Wear closed toe, rigid shoes (either tennis shoes or work boots). Bring work gloves and water to drink.
Additional Information: We will plant or work rain or shine. Bring your family, but note that children must be at least 12 years old to volunteer on this project and they must have an adult chaperon with them at all times. Lunch will be provided by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at the end of our volunteer shift.