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Deputy Director

Toledo Zoo
2 Hippo Way
Toledo , Ohio 43609
United States

Company Description: The Toledo Zoo has been a leader in conservation efforts on the island of Aruba for eighteen years. Click here to learn how The Toledo Zoo is involved and supports...   more
Background

Employment History

Education

  • Carnegie Mellon University
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It also allows organizations that do not have the ability to come to the zoo or see an animals in the wild to participate and learn about the wonders of the world and how to protect it," said Ron Fricke, director of group programs and travel for the Philadelphia Zoo.
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The Toledo Naturalists Homepage
www.toledonaturalist.org, 26 Jan 2006 [cached]
Speaker: Ronald L. Fricke Jr. Deputy Director for Animals, Education and Conservation
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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."
About Us: Ron Fricke
www.philadelphiazoo.org, 3 Oct 2006 [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.
Ron Fricke, vice president, ...
www.phillyzoo.org, 11 Jan 2004 [cached]
Ron Fricke, vice president, education
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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.
It's probably about 1 or 2 ...
www.phillyburbs.com, 26 June 2007 [cached]
It's probably about 1 or 2 years old, according to Ron Fricke, vice president of education at the Philadelphia Zoo.
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However, the first alligator is not old enough to be a parent of the second, Fricke said.
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