Zoo Team Go volunteers work within the Turtle Back Zoo Education Department and the Zoological Society of New Jersey to assist with conservation efforts, group projects, and special events across New Jersey.
Join Essex County Turtle Back Zoo to create a pollinator garden! This local initiative will help sustain habitats for local wildlife, including birds, butterflies, bees, and more. To create our pollinator garden, you and your friends and family can help from start to finish, or pick a date when you want to participate. Activities are planned for each day to help the environment and pass along how you can garden for wildlife anywhere you go.
Drinking water, gloves, garbage bags, and tools will be provided at this volunteer outing. We’ll be digging, weeding, planting, and more so bring clothes you don’t mind getting messy. Feel free to bring a hat, long pants, sunscreen, bug spray, reusable water bottle, and if you prefer, your own gloves.
Please note that zoo admission costs extra and can be purchased at Turtle Back Zoo’s main entrance. This event is rain-or-shine, except in the event of unsafe inclement weather or conditions, we will contact you if we need to cancel.
Volunteers will meet at the Waterfront at South Mountain Reservation Complex across from Turtle Back Zoo’s main entrance at 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange NJ 07052. Look for the large Zoo Team Go banner to find us.
Register for one or all of the dates:
March 27 @1PM – 3PM
April 3 @1PM – 3PM
April 24 @9AM – 11AM
May 8 @10AM – 12PM
May 22 @9AM – 11AM
June 5 @10AM – 12PM
Registration is limited to 30 people per day. Please join the waitlist if registration is full.
Select “Get Tickets” at the top to register.
Accessibility: The area can be accessed from a paved walkway and we will be working on ground, including weeding, digging, planting, and more. If you have accessibility concerns, please reach out to Katie Fenyar at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will work with you.