The Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society was founded in 1926 by philanthropist Spencer Penrose to house his growing collection of exotic animals. In 1938, after substantial development, Mr. Penrose deeded the Zoo as a non-profit public trust to the people of Colorado Springs. This trust was deemed “for the sole purpose of establishing and maintaining a zoological park to provide recreation, education, conservation and scientific facilities in the field of zoology and related subjects, and to preserve the Zoo in perpetuity for the people of the Pikes Peak region.”
Colorado Springs is located at the base of the Rocky Mountains, and its many trails and parks, makes Colorado Springs a popular destination for tourists seeking scenery, rock formations and other unique geological features, like Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods Park, The Broadmoor Seven Falls, and Cave Of The Winds Mountain Park.
Colorado is known for 4-weather days in which you can experience Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter, all in the same day so it’s always best to dress in layers and be ready for anything. Average temperatures in September is in the mid-70s and with paired with Colorado’s famous 300 days of sun a year, it can feel warmer but keep in mind that at 6714 feet, the elevation has something to say about the temperature!
Sept 22nd - AM, AVZMT Exam
Sept 23rd - Wet Labs
Sept 24th - Lectures
Sept 25th - Lectures and Zoo Day
Sept 26th - Lectures and Banquet
Sept 27th - Post Conference Trip
HOTEL / TRAVEL
DoubleTree Inn by Hilton-Colorado Springs
COS - flights are generally more expensive.