Micke Grove Zoo

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The OGNC and Micke Grove Zoo are headed by Kevin Hertell, who is the Zoo and Interpretive Services Manager. The Center's staff include Emma Hopson, Zoo Camp Teacher and Megan Blomquist, Animal Care Specialist.

A variety of nature reptiles and amphibians are housed at OGNC. They are involved in conservation education programs conducted by Emma Hopson with the support of several docents.

Megan Blomquist manages animal care and husbandry of the animals housed at the facility. Emma assists in animal care. They also receive support from keeper-aides (volunteers that help with captive wildlife management).








The Oak Grove Nature Center displays a collection of artifacts used by local native American tribes and some captive reptiles and amphibians

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