Are you a professional with a passion for conservation, wildlife and community leadership?

The Wildest Club in Town (WCIT) is for professionals and animal enthusiasts age 21 or older. Meet and network with other members who share a passion for wildlife conservation and seek to engage with energetic and like-minded leaders. Membership provides an enriching experience through environmentally focused volunteer opportunities, professional networking activities, collaborative group projects and exclusive invitations to WCIT member events.

~ Roar With Us! ~

WCIT Membership Benefits Include:

  • Group Service Projects
  • Leadership and Membership Positions
  • Networking
  • Speakers and Workshops
  • Inside Access to Zoo Events
  • Zoo Wide Discounts

WCIT Membership Requirements:

  • Passionate about the Zoo, wildlife conservation and the local community
  • Attend monthly meetings
  • Participation in events, projects, speakers and workshops
  • Help fundraise to support the Zoo’s initiatives
  • Current Zoo membership
  • Annual Dues

How long will my WCIT Membership last?
Your membership will last a full calendar year from the date you join.

Is my contribution tax deductible?
Yes, your membership fee of $200* is a donation to the Phoenix Zoo and is 100 percent tax deductible and you will receive a tax acknowledgement. 

Will Your Employer Match Your WCIT Membership Contribution?
Did you know you may be able to multiply your support of the Zoo? Many employers will match your WCIT membership contribution, providing additional funds to further support our animal care, education outreach and wildlife conservation programs. Contact your Human Resources department to learn if your employer has a matching gift program.

Upcoming WCIT Events

  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August

Date: May 1, 2018
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Event: Monthly Meeting
Location: Phoenix Zoo, Doornbos Boardroom

Date: May 3, 2018
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Event: Roars and Pours
Location: Phoenix Zoo
Description: Join us as we host a table at this fun happy hour event!

Date: May 8, 2018
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Event: Monthly Meeting
Location: Phoenix Zoo, Doornbos Boardroom

Date: May 12, 2018
Time: 9 a.m.
Event: Wild Saturday with the Wildest Club in Town
Location: Phoenix Zoo
Description: African Lion Keeper Talk

Date: May 26, 2018
Time: 7:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Event: Service Project, Pygmy Owl Habitat
Location: Phoenix Zoo

Date: June 5, 2018
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Event: Monthly Meeting
Location: Phoenix Zoo, Doornbos Boardroom

Date: June 9, 2018
Time: 9 a.m. 
Event: Wild Saturday with the Wildest Club in Town
Location: Phoenix Zoo
Description: Mexican Wolves Keeper Talk

Date: June 14, 2018
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Event: Happy Hour
Location: Bitters Bar

Date: July 6, 2018
Time: 6 – 9 p.m.
Event: SMEEC Tour and Night Walk
Location: South Mountain Environmental Education Center

Date: July 14, 2018
Time: 9 a.m.
Event: Wild Saturday with the Wildest Club in Town
Location: Phoenix Zoo
Description: Orangutan Keeper Talk

Date: August 7, 2018
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Event: Monthly Meeting
Location: Phoenix Zoo, Doornbos Boardroom

Date: August 11, 2018
Time: 9 a.m. 
Event: Wild Saturday with the Wildest Club in Town
Location: Phoenix Zoo
Description: Sloth Keeper Talk

Join Us
Interested in becoming a member of the *Wildest Club in Town? Complete the WCIT application today!

*Limited time offer: $50 off annual dues!

Join Now

*Paid annual membership of the Zoo is required.


Wildest Club in Town Officers

Co-President, Kelley Durham, K Durham Law PLLC | kd@kndlegal.com

Co-President, Andrea Stroud, Quality Home Maintenance | alasmom@yahoo.com

Secretary, Miranda Wesloski, | babietaz14@yahoo.com

Phoenix Zoo Staff Liaison

Claire Manke, Development Administrator | 602.914.4362; cmanke@phoenixzoo.org