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    • Fri, August 25, 2017
    • Sat, August 26, 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Lincoln Children's Zoo
    Registration is closed




    Zoo Crew  for a Day!  

    Invite your family and friends to be a part of the fun at Lincoln Children's Zoo as a volunteer for this year’s
    Red Panda Run!

    FREE for the first 50 volunteers who register - includes T-shirt and pass to the zoo (good for Saturday, August 26 only) for each participating volunteer. Sponsored by the ATD Lincoln Chapter and Southeast Community College

    Members and Non-Members after the first 50 volunteers: $10.00 – includes T-shirt and pass to the zoo (good for Saturday, August 26 only) for each participating volunteer.

    *T-shirts are available for pick up the day of event. To receive a T-shirt all registrations must be in by August 15 at noon. 


    All proceeds go to the

    Love Your Zoo Campaign!

    Friday, August 25: Set Up Crew

    Start Time: 5:00 pm

    Upon arrival look for the ATD Lincoln and SCC booth to sign in and receive your volunteer assignment.

    Volunteer needs for the day before the race include:

    • Set up course with banners
    • Creating pathways
    • Blocking off specific areas
    • Setting up start/finish banners




    Saturday, August 26: Race Day Crew

    Start Time: 6:00 am.

    Upon arrival look for the ATD Lincoln booth to sign in and receive your volunteer assignment.

    Volunteer needs for day of the race include:

    • Managing the Registration Table
    • Water/Granola Distributors/Refillers
    • Medal Distributors
    • Corner Route Cheerers/Guiders
    • Identify Restrooms before race
    • Manage photo booth line
    • Event Tear Down         


    Please Note: All cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance of event. If you are part of the first 50 please let us know if you cannot attend so we can extend this opportunity to the next qualifying person. All no shows will be billed. Indicated end times are approximate.

    Registration Deadline: August 18th (August 15th by noon if you wish to receive a t-shirt)

    register now    


    About The Red Panda Run

    Race Begins at 8 a.m. | Presented by Ehlers Animal Care

    The Red Panda Run is a family fun run and is great for any age! After you cross the finish line inside the Zoo, you can explore and meet over 400 animals that live there! Participants will receive a Red Panda Run t-shirt, medal and admission to the Zoo for the day.

    Registration will begin in June.

    About Lincoln Children’s Zoo

    Since 1965 the Zoo has become a place where children could get up-close to animals and surround themselves in scenic gardens.

    The Lincoln Children’s Zoo is home to over 350 animals, more than 40 of which are endangered. Over 225,000 people attend the Zoo each year, making it the third most attended arts and science attraction in Nebraska.

    The Zoo offers many amazing events for children and adults throughout the year including Breakfast with the Penguins, Brews at the Zoo and their hands on summer Zoo Camps just to name a few.

    And soon there will be more to love about the Lincoln Children’s Zoo. With the recent announcement in March the Zoo will expand their vision to include four new amazing areas – a world-class giraffe feeding experience, an up-close tiger encounter, an indoor adventure where children will climb with monkeys and a plaza with a playful stream.

    To learn more about the zoo, become a member and check out upcoming events go to http://www.lincolnzoo.org/







    • Thu, September 14, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Venue: 4111 Pioneer Woods Drive, Ste 100, Lincoln


    ATD Lincoln Membership and Social Event 

    Join us in September and connect with other ATD Lincoln Members while enjoying great food and drink at Venue. Bring a friend or associate who would like to join our chapter and take advantage of new member offers.

    We will also be drawing for some great prizes including a free registration for our mini conference coming up in November.

    We look forward to seeing you!

    Event Details


    • Thursday, September 14


    • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


    • Venue 
      4111 Pioneer Woods Drive, Ste 100
      Lincoln, NE


    • ATD Lincoln Members: $12.00
    • Guests (accompanied by an ATD Lincoln Member): $5.00    
    • ATD NE Members and Guests: $12.00     
    • Non Members: $16.00       

    Please provide guest information during member registration.

    Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 7

    About Venue 

    Venue Restaurant & Lounge is an experience that every Nebraskan craves and every out-of-town visitor hears about. Our award-winning cuisine is handmade from scratch ingredients, including the freshest farm-to-table products from Nebraska farms and exquisite seafood from all around the world. We take pride in being Gluten-Free Certified and providing event and wedding catering services to the Lincoln area.

    Learn more about Venue.



    • Thu, November 02, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Wilderness Ridge Golf Course and Restaurant



    Save the Date for:

        Engaging Our Workforce
    with the Power of Purpose

    with Special Key Note John Chapo

    Learn how Kidwell, Lincoln Industries and Nature's Variety embrace community give-back to increase employee engagement, retention, and foster a positive and meaningful corporate culture

    Connect with non-profit organizations that can help your business get involved in our community and foster the "power of purpose" in your organization


    Thursday, November 2, 2017



    11:30 am - 6:00 pm



    Wilderness Ridge Golf Course and Restaurant

    1800 Wilderness Woods Place

    Lincoln, NE


     Event Agenda:

    • 11:30 – 12:00 noon Event Registration and Check In
    • 12:00 noon – 12:45 p.m. Luncheon (Reservations required)
    • 12:45 – 1:00 Opening Welcome by ATD and Break.
    • 2:00 pm - 2:30 p.m. Break with Refreshments - connect with non-profits.
    • 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. – “Engaging Our Workforce with the Power of Purpose.” Kidwell, Lincoln Industries and Nature's Variety speak on behalf of how and why they have incorporated community give back into their corporate culture.
    • 3:45 pm – 4:00 p.m. Break
    • 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Keynote Speaker John Chapo
    • 5:00 pm – 6:00 p.m. – Happy Hour and Networking


    Southeast Community College

    About John Chapo

    John Chapo has been involved in zoo work for 44 years, ever since he began as a teenvolunteer at age 15 in his hometown zoo in South Bend, Indiana. John began his career as a volunteer zookeeper, moved into concessions and gifts, became a zookeeper while attending Indiana University and later became a lead zookeeper, educator and assistant director. He became one of the countries youngest zoo directors in 1984 at the age of 27.

    John headed to Nebraska in 1986 to serve as the director and has enjoyed over 30 years of serving as the President/CEO of the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

    John has an associate degree in business administration from Indiana University, a Bachelor of Science in Public and Environmental affairs also from Indiana University and he attended the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust summer school and received a certificate.

    John currently serves as a Nebraska Tourism Commissioner. He is also very involved with the American Zoo & Aquarium Association, where he is Chair of the Membership Committee. John has and continues to serve on numerous professional and community organizations boards, tasks forces and committees, several in a leadership capacity.


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