We're the Ones Who Educate

Emily Hill, a rising senior majoring in Natural Resource Management, is a camp counselor at the Columbus Zoo. Emily works specifically in the Zoo's Summer Camp Experience Program, which is directed under the educational department at the zoo. Emily works with 1st and 2nd graders, educating them about wildlife and conservation through crafts, games, and lessons. The educators aim to highlight the roles of the animals in the wild, and their importance in their respective ecosystem. Emily speaks to her experience at the zoo: “I think working at the zoo and exposing/teaching kids about animals helps them to develop their own love for wildlife, which in turn will get them to care about conservation in the future.”