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You can be a hero for wildlife, wherever you are!

Help us in our conservation mission globally, and in our own backyards.

In your home state, you're more likely to run into a tiger swallowtail than a tiger, a leopard frog than a leopard (unless you're at the Zoo!). We love caring for our animals here at the Zoo, but how can we care for animals in our daily lives?
Being a hero can mean starting with a few simple, easy actions. We're joining for forces with other organizations, professionals, and heroes like you to do our part to take care of our natural neighborhoods, from here to the coast and beyond.

Take action! Find ways you can become a Conservation Hero for wildlife wherever you are.

Search by theme or difficulty level below, or discover other heroic and citizen science opportunities in the tabs to the left.


After the fireworks are done, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, Keep Omaha Beautiful and Diventures ask for your help in keeping our Oceans and Water-Ways Free of Debris.  Starting Sunday, July 5th grab your friends, families, and neighbors and clean -up the paper and plastics from fireworks and festivities left behind.  
Using the hashtag #STARSPANGLEDCLEANUP, share photos/videos of yourselves in action with the Zoo on social media.  We urge you to count the pieces of trash you pick up so we can track your impact on our environment!  Trash data sheets are available below.  Once complete, please mail or email to the following address:
Conservation Education Coordinator
3701 S 10th Street
Omaha, NE  68107
Email:  Educate@OmahaZoo.com
w/ Subject:  Star Spangled Cleanup
Plastic and paper from fireworks find their way to rivers and streams and ultimately to the ocean so you make a difference this Independence Day. 
Join us Sunday, July 5th thru Saturday, July 11th and collect Trash and SAVE OUR OCEANS!