Educational Institutions

Sharkarosa Ranch

  • Pilot Point, TX
  • www.sharkarosa.com

Mission Statement

Our mission is to educate the North Texas community on the importance of conservation and species survival by providing a unique, interactive experience with animal ambassadors. We also breed endangered species for zoo conservation programs around the world.

Main Programs

  1. Field Trip Program
  2. Summer Camp Program
  3. Open to the Public Saturday
Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

DFW Metroplex

North Texas

Southern Oklahoma

ruling year

2005

Principal Officer

Source: IRS Form 990

Scott Edwards

Keywords

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zoo, wildlife park, endangered species, animals, children, education, wildlife, summer camp, field trip, texas zoo

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Also Known As

SHARKAROSA

EIN

20-1321027

 Number

6831749664

Physical Address

11670 Massey Rd

Pilot Point, TX 76258

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Wildlife Preservation/Protection (D30)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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We have had several incredible accomplishments this past year. First, record attendance in our education programs and open to the public days(over 20,000 guests). Secondly, the successful breeding and zoo/private facility placement of over 20 animals from our endangered/rare species program. And third, the successful completion of our first recycled, but certainly not last, habitat.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Field Trip Program

Field Trips: Run every weekday mid-March until the end of November. Students come and learn about rare & endangered species and what we can do to help them. They then interact with some of our educational animals. A 30 minute lunch time is included; as well as a ride in the Sharkarosa Barrel Train. Depending on the size of the group, field trips can last 2-3 hours.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

Program 2

Summer Camp Program

Our summer camp is a week long(Monday thru Friday; 8:30-1pm) camp for kids ages 8-13. Students do everything from help care for the animals(cleaning cages, feeding, etc) to survival and conservation games to conservation-based crafts to animal handling classes. Due to limited indoor space, camp ends by 1pm in the Texas summer. Our hope for the future is an educational building where were can hold longer days, and additional camps further into the summer.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

Program 3

Open to the Public Saturday

Open to the Public Saturdays begin in early March and end the last Saturday of November. On Saturdays, no advanced reservation is required. This is a family-geared day to come out and meet the education animals, hear conservation-based talks, ride the Safari Tram and the Kids' Barrel Train. Our concession stand is open on Saturdays, as well as our gift shoso we recommend getting here by 2pm to see everything before boarding the last Tram.

Category

Animal-Related

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

DFW Metroplex

North Texas

Southern Oklahoma

Funding Needs

1. Would like to have a greater margin monthly operating budget. 2. Currently need funds for several habitats. 3. More staff to increase amount of students we could accomodate in a day 4. A garden to provide all the fruits and veggies the animals need. 5. A domestics barn with goats and chickens to provide eggs for the animals and goats milk for the juvenile endangered/rare species hoofstock. 6. An education building to increase the quantity of our programs!

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Sharkarosa Ranch
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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Sharkarosa Ranch

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Scott Edwards

Governance

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