When I started writing this post it was November. Back then my first thought was to say ” Meet Autumn, our newest Keeper”. We’ll, it’s now many months later and besides from not being true it’s not what I think of first anymore. She’s such an entrenched member of the team it seems like she has been here a loooong time.
Autumn started with us just about a year ago when she and her husband relocated to NC. We were thrilled to have her as a skilled and interested volunteer a couple of days each week. She even taught summer camp at the Museum. Her previous experience at the Akron Zoo, Philadelphia Zoo, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History make her a great addition to our team.
For awhile she was working weekends, but now she has moved to a Sunday-Thursday schedule. Her fellow Saturday keepers were very sad to see her leave, as she is well-respected and valued by the team. She’s always willing and able to help with whatever the task.
Look for her out and about. Currently she spends most of her time in Explore the Wild, so the 2:00 Keeper Talk may be your best chance to chat with her.