Zoo, Arts & Parks Updates (September)

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Exciting Changes at Zoo, Arts and Parks


In addition to a new Director, Kirsten Darrington, ZAP is looking for a new Grant and Communications Coordinator. Deadline to apply is September 19.

To apply, click HERE. 

Please help us spread the word! 
 
 
  • The Tier I Board is gearing up for the official application review meeting next month. 
  • Please double check and make sure you've set up your email client to allow emails from Notices@ZoomGrants.com. If you do not do this, you will not receive notifications. Whitelisting (or adding as a safe sender) Notices@ZoomGrants.com to your email client will allow you to receive timely notifications from ZAP.  
 
 
  •  Tier II funding recommendations were approved by the County Council August 29th and notifications have been sent out. Congratulations!
  • Tier II contracts will be ready to review and sign this Friday, September 15th.
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ZAP Summer Passport Progam
Film Credit: Robin Seville


Thank You!


A heartfelt thank you to all of our partners, volunteers and the ZAP Ambassadors for making the first ZAP Kids Summer Passport Program a huge success!  We appreciate your creativity and willingness to be a part of the endeavor and really bring the idea to life of engaging youth across Salt Lake County with all our arts and cultural organizations have to offer.  Just a few of the highlights from the program's first summer: 
  • Kids explored 30+ arts and cultural organizations with 59 free events and ongoing opportunities across the valley
  • Salt Lake County libraries distributed 21,000 Passports alongside their Summer Reading Program
  • Over 500 explorers filled up their passport (visiting 5 different places) and attended the Final Destination Celebration with us at Clark Planetarium 
Additionally, we asked participants what they learned from their explorations.  Here are a couple of their responses:
 
"We had never been to The Leonardo or Tracy Aviary, despite being local residents of Salt Lake for many years. It was nice to experience what this community has to offer."

"[We learned] how to make a paper lantern, that Utah is the second driest state in the US, how to make a dandelion featured in Horton Hears a Hoo, and we learned about different life cycles of various animals!"


As we review the program, we look forward to learning what worked well or could be improved upon in the future, and we hope to keep you updated on opportunities to get involved next year.  
 

Did You Know?


You can find free events on the ZAP website through our Now Playing Utah widget. ZAP has partnered with NPU to make finding free events in your community even easier. Visit ZAP's Events & Giveaways webpage and scroll down to find the calendar. 
 
 

We all love #ZAPTicketTuesday!


Thank you to the following ZAP-funded organizations for donating tickets for our giveaways the past couple months:
Several organizations have donated tickets through the end of the year. Thank you! We look forward to highlighting your organizations in the coming months!
 
 
 
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P.O. Box 144575
Salt Lake CityUT 84114-4575

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