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Detroit Zoo Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums

September 1, 2022

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

In recognition of its dedication to continuing excellence, the Detroit Zoo has been granted accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the accrediting body for the top zoos and aquariums in the U.S. and eight other countries. Founded in 1924, the AZA is a nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums […]

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Detroit Zoological Society to Co-Lead New Informal STEM Learning Equity Resource Center

August 29, 2022

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is putting equity back into STEM. The DZS has been chosen to co-lead a new informal Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning equity resource center (ISL-ERC) for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Advancement of Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program. The resource center is made possible through a $10 million […]

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Detroit Zoological Society encourages young environmentalists with the 2022-2023 GreenPrize Award Program

August 26, 2022

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is looking to reward students who are making their schools — and the world — greener with GreenPrize. The 2022-2023 GreenPrize Award Program is a sustainability-focused project meant to encourage student-led green programs and “Green Teams” in schools. Green Teams or similar clubs focused on environmental sustainability are full of […]

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Bee Fest Returns to the Belle Isle Nature Center

August 8, 2022

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Something is abuzz at the Belle Isle Nature Center. Bee Fest, the Belle Isle Nature Center’s annual celebration of the pollinators who call southeast Michigan home, is returning from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. Hosted on National Bee Day, Bee Fest focuses on the important role bees play in the ecosystem and […]

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Roll Into Fun With Bike Safari at the Detroit Zoo

August 1, 2022

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Grab your helmets and roll on over to the Detroit Zoo for an evening of fun at the wildest place in town. From 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) will host Bike Safari, presented by Michigan Educational Credit Union, an after-hours bike tour through the Zoo for guests of […]

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