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Mr. Ron Fricke

Deputy Director

Toledo Zoo

Direct Phone: (419) ***-**** ext. ****       

Email: r***@***.org

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Toledo Zoo

2 Hippo Way

Toledo, Ohio 43609

United States

Company Description

The Toledo Zoo offers this program so you don't have to coordinate the storage and transportaion of bulky coolers or boxes full of lunches. Our solution can also help you avoid the sometimes chaotic process of sorting out student lunches while you're tryi ... more

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Employment History

Brandywine Hundred

Vice President of Education

Philadelphia Zoo

Coordinator for the Ports of Discovery

Carnegie Science Center


Carnegie Mellon University

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Adventures with Animals Archives - Adventure Mom [cached]

Our first visit to the Toledo Zoo began at the Aquarium with a Behind-the-Scenes Tour with Ron Fricke, deputy director of the Zoo.

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This is a very sad loss for our entire Toledo Zoo family," said Ron Fricke, deputy director of the Zoo.

The Toledo Naturalists Homepage [cached]

Speaker: Ronald L. Fricke Jr. Deputy Director for Animals, Education and Conservation

Ron will review these and other recent zoo projects.
A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Ron spent eight years as a teacher and developed science curriculum that incorporated live animals into the classroom setting. In 1991 Ron moved to the field of informal science education becoming an exhibit/program coordinator at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh.
In 1994 Ron joined the Philadelphia Zoo's education department, and spent more than twelve years in several positions including Vice President of Education and as a media spokesperson for the Zoo. He shared the Zoo's conservation message on many local and national radio and television shows such as "Good Morning America," "Good Day Philadelphia" and "Wild Moments". Ron went on to become the Philadelphia Zoo's Vice President of Guest Relations and directed the day to day operations of the guest experience at the Zoo.
In 2007, Ron was selected to become the Toledo Zoo's Deputy Director for Animals, Education and Conservation, the position that he currently holds. Ron is responsible for the oversight of the animal, animal health, animal behavior, education and conservation departments at the Zoo, and works closely with other departments as the Zoo strives to reach its mission of "Inspiring others to join us in caring for animals and conserving the natural world."

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Ronald L. Fricke, Jr.


About Us: Ron Fricke [cached]

Ron FrickeVice President, Education

As vice president of education at the Philadelphia Zoo, Ron manages education programs for school groups, members, summer campers and visitors.The Zoo's primary mission is to educate people about animals and inspire them to help protect wildlife here and around the globe.Ron helps the Zoo fulfill this mission by creating dynamic programs that engage children and grownups as they learn about the fascinating world of animals.
The Zoo reaches hundreds of thousands of people a year through educational programs in the Zoo and throughout the community.Ron oversees offsite outreach efforts such as Zoo on Wheels, which takes animals to visit schools, nursing homes and other community sites.Ron also manages the Children's Zoo and the Treehouse interactive exhibit, and he directs the Zoo's travel program, which offers ecotourism trips at home and abroad.Ron has led trips to Kenya, Botswana, South Africa, the Amazon in Peru, Belize, Guatemala and Greece.
Ron has been educating people with live animals for over 20 years.A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Ron was a classroom teacher for eight years.From there, he spent four years as coordinator for the Ports of Discovery at the Carnegie Science Center.He's active in the field of herpetology (the study of reptiles and amphibians), working with many species and heading several herpetological societies.

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