The Zoo Crew of 2017

It was a beautiful day to clean up the Children’s Zoo.  We filled a very large number of trash cans with tons of leaves.Zoo clean up 2017

We Did It Again $10,000 for Make-A-Wish


Change of Date Zoo Clean-Up

Note the change of dates for the zoo clean up.  

March 4th at 9:00 am to Noon


Hello everyone and thank you for your willingness and assistance to help get the Zoo ready for opening day 2017!

Here are a few reminders for individuals and groups coming to clean up the Zoo:

1. On the day you scheduled with me (see schedule below), please arrive at the office located on the left as you walk up the Zoo.

a. During the week, I will be here to greet you and get you connected with Isaac (Ike) Fuenning, the Zoo’s Horticulturalist.

b. During the weekend, Ike will greet your group in the office.

2. For groups bringing multiple shifts of individuals on the weekend:

a. Please plan to have someone from your group stationed at the office when the second (and/or third) groups arrive to let them into the office and show them where Ike is having your group work.

Please see the information below for any questions you might have leading up to your clean up days. If you need anything in the meantime or if you have questions that are not answered from below, please let me know how I can be of assistance!

Thanks and I hope you all have a great day!

Stacy Johnson

Senior Operations Manager

Lincoln Children’s Zoo

402.475.6741 ext. 129 |

General Information:

Date & Time: Saturday February 25th 2017 at 9:00 to Noon

What: Raking, sweeping and picking up trash, hauling bags of leaves, power washing, etc.

Dress: Dress appropriately for the weather. Wear clothes that can get dirty and wet.

Where to Meet: Meet at the Zoo office located on the left as you walk up the Zoo plaza. Ike will meet you inside.

Equipment: Rakes, gloves, shovels, wheelbarrows and other lawn and garden equipment. The Zoo only has a limited amount of equipment for use. Please bring any equipment you might have with you to help with the cleanup efforts. Please label all personal equipment.

Food & Drink: Please bring any snacks or special drinks with you. Water will be provided, but volunteers should bring refillable bottles.

Here are a couple of Thank You letters we received in the last few months:

Morning Hope

Food Bank 2016


Christmas Party 2016

Christmas Party 2016

Our popular Christmas party is set for Saturday, December 3rd. The doors will open at 6:00 p.m. The location is the Highpointe Apartments in the clubhouse. (4607 Old Cheney Rd)

Please bring a bag chair for your use, as the complex may not have enough seating for everyone. Two years ago we were able to use the rented tables and chairs from a previous party.

Also, bring your own beverages, along with ice if needed for your drink of choice.

Bring food to share.

We pay a deposit for the room, so we must clean it; so far each time we have used the clubhouse people stayed to clean-up, the more the merrier.

We play a voluntary game of “Dirty Santa”. If you would like to participate, bring a wrapped gift with a value of $25. Please try to stay very near the $25 amount, if possible (keep within 5% of the $25, that is $1.25 for the math impaired). The gift should be something you would give to a friend. Very popular gifts are alcohol, Parrot Head swag, or music CDs. If you are at a loss for Ideas, just call Jimmy P. The game is a great deal of fun, be ready to play to win, but if you don’t … be nice. If you wish to play, bring a gift; it is okay to just watch, but it is great fun to play. Each person who wants to play should bring a gift.

Here is how the game is played:
The first person is chosen by ticket draw, that person’s only choice is to pick the first gift to open.
The next person chosen by ticket may open a new gift, or steal the first gift.
The game progresses by draw, and each person may unwrap or steal.
If an item is stolen from a person, you may then steal a gift (which could set off a series of steals) or unwrap a new gift. (You may not steal a gift just taken from you.)
If an item is stolen 3 times it can not be stolen again. The item is now “golden” and is in the position as owned by the well played Third Stealer.