Listening Walk at the Zoo

Sat June 16, 2018 Mendon, MA 01756 US
FAQs, Etiquette, and Tips

What is the Listening Walk? The Listening Walk at the Zoo is a fun and educational event at the Southwick’s Zoo in Mendon, MA.  The event was created to raise funds and create awareness for Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech in Massachusetts.  Clarke teaches children who are deaf or hard of hearing to listen and talk.  Clarke Massachusetts Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and the proceeds from this event benefit the school.   To learn more about Clarke, visit us online at

Are registration fees tax-deductible?  No. However, any amounts donated above registration fees paid are tax-deductible as permitted by law.  If you sign-up for an individual or team fundraising page, those donations by your friends and family are tax-deductible as permitted by law.


Can I dress up? We provide team t-shirts in various colors.  We highly encourage any added flair such as fun hats, wacky glasses, or anything animal themed!


I accidentally registered as an individual and meant to join a team. What can I do? No worries! If you would like to be added to a team, simply send an email to with your name and the name of the team you would like to join. Team changes must be made by June 1, 2017.


Can I bring my dog? Sadly, no.  For the health of the animals, no pets are permitted at the Zoo.


Can I use a stroller? Yes


What happens if it rains on event day? The event will occur rain or shine, warm or cold. We reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances. In that event, there will be no refunds; rather, your entry fee will be used as a donation.


What time should I arrive?   Arrive early!  If you will be registering day of the event, we recommend arriving no later than 8:30am.


Still have a question or need help? 

Please contact the Event Coordinator:

Jennifer Sophis

Development Associate

Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech


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