Brevard Zoo Membership Newsletter Fall 2019 - Page 2

F all is traditionally the time for slowing down as winter approaches, but this fall at the Zoo will be anything but sluggish. In celebration of our 25th anniversary, we are making some exciting changes sure to enhance your Zoo experience. First, we are replacing the “original” bathrooms at the front of the Zoo with new facilities that include kennels for visiting dogs and family bathrooms on the outside of our gates. Second, we will be repaving the entry road and adding improved parking and a sidewalk. Third, we are freshening up food service at the front of the Zoo with updated ice cream, coffee and pizza offerings. And finally (and most importantly), Rainforest Revealed—our most ambitious exhibit to date—will be opening on November 16; this revisioning of our Latin American loop will take you from the forest floor up into the canopy and down to the depths of the Amazon River. This is just the start of some exciting years ahead of us. Our train is getting a refresh with a new locomotive, cars and track; and lions are headed to the Zoo in 2021. And if you haven’t heard, we’re working on a new Port Canaveral campus to house a world- class aquarium and conservation center. So thank you for 25 years of support in making this all possible. See you at the Zoo! Keith Winsten Executive Director THANK YOU to Our Corporate Partners East Coast Zoological Society of Florida BOARD OF DIRECTORS Clayton Archey Jim Barfield Adam Bird Laura Bomalaski Kim Brown Michael Cerow Darlene Evans-Borinski Leasha Flammio-Watson Jessica Assam Director Emeritus Jackie Barker - President William Moore Elaina Garvin Cole Oliver Toni George Lew Schwartz Beth Gitlin Natashta Cartagena Joseph Klein Spencer Vince Lamb Mary Ann Sperando Ann Luke Barbara Michelle Masline Wall-Scanlon Scott Miller William Glenn Young Julie Harrison Director Emeritus William Moore Director Emeritus ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Keith Winsten – Executive Director Jon Brangan – Deputy Director Frank Fieseler – Chief Operating/Financial Officer Andrew Batten – Director of Safety and Risk Management Sharon Connelly – Director of Operations Karen Davis – Director of Development Chris DeLorey – Director of Education Programs Andrea Hill – Director of Marketing and Communications Jackie Knorr – Director of Human Resources Kathleen Nichols – Director of Volunteer Programs Jody Palmer – Director of Conservation Programs Cheri Purnell – Director of Membership and First Impressions Michelle Smurl – Director of Animal Programs Nancy Wright – Director of Adventure Services Dan Wright – Director of Facilities Trevor Zachariah, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACZM – Director of Veterinary Programs Contact Us 321-254-9453 General Information – ext. 489 Membership – ext. 239 Education Programs – ext. 219 Volunteer Opportunities – ext. 440 Are we friends? We should be! Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Brevard Zoo is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization supported by membership, admission, food and gift sales, special events, private donations and grants. You enable us to act on our mission of “wildlife conservation through education and participation” and your patronage is deeply appreciated! 2 Brevard Zoo News | Fall 2019 |