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Annual Appeal

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The Salisbury Zoo Commission is now sending the Annual Appeal at the beginning of the year to allow people to donate whenever is convenient for them throughout 2024. 

Education is a central tenet of the Salisbury Zoo’s mission, and we’re asking for your support as we continue our educational
programs into 2024.

Our Education Department, led by Education Curator Kelly Colbert, organizes numerous programs that allow students to learn about animals and the environment.

In 2023, more than 4,000 people were served by Zoo2U programs, in which docents present ambassador animals at locations such as nursing homes, nature centers and libraries.

Here are some other facts for 2023, by the numbers:

  • 14 counties served in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia
  • 3,220 students served by self-guided tours
  • 165 children served by story times
  • 284 children served at birthday parties
  • 463 children served at wildlife encounters
  • 60 students served during overnight programs
  • 1,054 kindergarteners served by the Kindergarten Watershed Environmental Experience (KWEE)
  • 1,149 third-graders served by Local Ecology, Animals and Forest (LEAF)

Read the full Annual Appeal here.

Click here to print out the Annual Appeal donation form. Once you fill out the form, mail it to Salisbury Zoo, PO Box 2979, Salisbury, MD 21802-2979.

OR donate online below:

Thank you for your gift! The Salisbury Zoo Commission is a 501 (c) 3 organization. All contributions are fully tax-deductible in accordance with State and Federal Laws.

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