Spotlight: Volunteer Karyn

Karyn is a wonderful volunteer, although she prefers live in secret.

Karyn organizes our storage sheds

Karyn does so many different things to help us out.  She can do all of the typical volunteer tasks- cleaning in the Farmyard, taking care of the education animals, and preparing diets -and then some. We ( I guess the ‘me’ part of ‘we’) often pull her off  regular volunteer tasks and have her step in to help out in so many different ways. She’s organized all our enrichment supplies, super cleaned and organized our hay barn in the farmyard, scrubbed out the bear moat, formulated vitamins for the aviary birds, written blog posts, and the list goes on and on.

Karyn, organizing enrichment items.

Her skill, enthusiasm, and commitment to the Museum is stellar. We even hired her for awhile when Kristen was pregnant and reduced her hours. She’s usually in volunteering on Monday and Friday mornings, and when she’s not “working” she comes by just to visit! 

Say hi if you see her around, or look for tweets from her- if you want to know more about this let us know in the comment section.

Karyn, with her grandaughter Ruby (and a baby degu)

5 responses to Spotlight: Volunteer Karyn

  1. DJ says:

    I like all of the blogs from you, the animal keepers, the entomologists, Ranger Greg and also “Volunteer Karyn”….
    The picture of the chinchilla with the raisin is awesome and I’m pretty sure I have seen videos of the bears and farmyard animals taken by Karyn …..more, more, more!!! DJ

  2. Mark Traphagen says:

    Karyn also keeps our home highly organized, including the zoo animal that is her husband!

  3. Sherry Samuels says:

    Glad you like the Blog DJ.
    Nice to hear from you Mark!

  4. Marilyn says:

    Karyn is awesome! I always look forward to working with her on Fridays.:)

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