Lunch and Learn with the Zoo's Curator of Horticulture
Spend an hour or so talking with one of the Curators that oversee the Zoo's extensive plant collections. The Zoo's Curators of Horticulture are responsible for the Zoo's multi-million dollar plant collections, which include the tropical species in the Aviary, the desert species in the Desert Pavilion, and the wide range of species that grow in and around the Zoo's various animal habitats.
The Curators of Horticulture also oversee the Zoo's arborists, the Zoo's endangered plant collection, and the browse garden that provides enrichment vegetation for many of the Zoo's animals. To secure this Lunch and Learn experience, select the month that you and your guest want to meet with a Zoo Curator of Horticulture and specify at least three weekdays when you can be available for this experience. Once we have your request, we will work with the Curator to choose the date for your experience, and we will send you an email detailing when and where you should arrive to begin this adventure.
Your payment includes a $300 tax-deductible donation to the North Carolina Zoological Society, the private 501(c)3 non-profit that raises funds for the North Carolina Zoo. The proceeds from this Lunch and Learn encounter will support the most pressing needs of the Zoo's Horticulture Section.