Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Zoo Teen & Owl Cupcakes


By Jessica Hinton, Teen Coordinator

Monica Nordstrom, a second year veteran of the Zoo Teen Program, is the creative genius behind the impressive burrowing owl cupcakes created for the 2009-2010 end of the year Zoo Teen party.

Monica is a highly involved Zoo Teen - she was a Mentor during training, she is the program’s Vice President and was voted the “Career-Corner Queen” for her exceptional articles written for the Zoo Teen Monthly Newsletter.

Monica one day hopes to become a veterinarian and her favorite thing about volunteering at the zoo is being involved in the community & helping the public to better understand conservation concepts.

When asked why she chose to make burrowing owl themed cupcakes for the Zoo Teen party, she replied “I had gotten the newsletter and read that we had owl chicks and I got really excited. I find owls fascinating and thought that bringing the cupcakes would be a cute way to celebrate their arrival with the Zoo Teens. I got the idea for making the mini cupcakes because of the babies. I was really happy about how they turned out and glad that everyone enjoyed them.”

We are so thankful for volunteers like Monica who not only work hard, but also bring enthusiasm and excitement to the Zoo everyday. Thank you!

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