OPOT Get-Together Recap: Animal Encounters

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The September OPOT Get-Together brought Park staff and volunteers to the San Diego Zoo for an exclusive after-hours adventure. Hosted by the Education and Premium Experiences department, guests enjoyed an interactive meet-and-greet with the Zoo’s digital puppet, Roberta Zebra; as well as an animal ambassador keeper talk and a trip on the twilight bus tour.

Thanks to the educators and keepers, guests learned about the San Diego Zoo’s programs and local rescue efforts upon meeting the animal ambassador, a rescued and once domesticated boa constrictor named Darwin. Organizations like San Diego Zoo Global drive wildlife conservation education through interactive programs like these. The San Diego Zoo conducts conservation education programs at the Zoo, Safari Park, and Institute in school classrooms; through web content and broadcast programming; in teacher training and colleague exchanges; and through informal community outreach across the country and abroad. Through these programs the Zoo education and experience team fosters conservation curiosity, connection, and understanding through active engagement with wildlife and the natural world.

Thank you to the San Diego Zoo for hosting an interactive and adventurous OPOT Get-Together for Balboa Park staff and volunteers! Check out photos from the event below.


One Park – One Team Get-Togethers are for current Balboa Park employees and volunteers. These serve as an opportunity for Balboa Park employees and volunteers to network and get to know one another. Guests are not permitted. 

Have an idea for a One Park One Team Get-Together? Email oneparkoneteam@bpcp.org to get involved!

Supported by the San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.