Animal related

Lake Superior Zoological Society

  • Duluth, MN
  • http://www.lszooduluth.org/

Mission Statement

To provide close-up animal experiences which inspire connections to wildlife and action toward conservation in our region and around the world.

Main Programs

  1. Education
  2. Memberships
  3. Zoo Services
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

We primarily serve the northern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin region, especially St. Louis, Carlton, and Itasca counties in Minnesota and Douglas, Bayfield, and Ashland counties in Wisconsin. We also serve a larger region extending from the Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area of Minnesota into Canada, as well as tourists from around the world.

ruling year

1969

Chief Executive Officer since 2013

Self-reported

Dr. Dawn Mackety

Keywords

Self-reported

zoos, animals, wildlife, education, conservation, youth and families, Lake Superior, cultural resource

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Also Known As

Arrowhead Zoological Society, Lake Superior Zoo

EIN

41-0944885

 Number

4671333904

Physical Address

7210 Fremont St.

Duluth, 55807

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Zoo, Zoological Society (D50)

Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (C60)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

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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During its 93-year history, the Lake Superior Zoo has grown to provide educational programs to children of all ages and conservation support to local and international efforts, while still serving as a family recreational destination. To fulfill its mission, visitors receive close-up contact with animals along with expertly-designed educational experiences that are fun, interactive, engaging, family-oriented, and inclusive. Our goal is to cultivate among visitors—including underserved visitors—awareness, understanding of, and interest in animals and their environments. The zoo is a leader in small American zoos in its level of animal care and breeding programs. It exhibits approximately 400 animals representing 109 species and participates in the AZA's Species Survival Program (SSP), a nationwide effort to breed endangered animals to maintain zoo populations and in some cases, provide animals for reintroduction in the wild.

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

Education

On site formal camps and classes, informal programs on animals and the environment, off site outreach programs on animals and the environment

Category

Educational Programs

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Adults

Budget

$145,081.00

Program 2

Memberships

Encourage individuals and businesses to be shareholders with an annual membership, proceeds help support education and zoo services programs

Category

Animal-Related

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Budget

$115,630.00

Program 3

Zoo Services

Manage the city-owned zoo, including hiring, training and retaining high quality animal care staff, obtaining and caring for the animal collection and providing all the education and guest services to the public.

Category

Educational Programs

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

None

None

Budget

$531,923.00

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Our goal is to cultivate among visitors—including underserved visitors—awareness, understanding of, and interest in animals and their environments.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
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  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Not available.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
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  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
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Service Areas

Self-reported

National

We primarily serve the northern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin region, especially St. Louis, Carlton, and Itasca counties in Minnesota and Douglas, Bayfield, and Ashland counties in Wisconsin. We also serve a larger region extending from the Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area of Minnesota into Canada, as well as tourists from around the world.

Social Media

Funding Needs

Contributions;Grants

Accreditations

Association of Zoos and Aquariums- Accreditation

Affiliations + Memberships

Association of Science and Technology Centers

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Financials

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ARROWHEAD ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Lake Superior Zoological Society

Leadership

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Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Dawn Mackety

BIO

Dr. Dawn M. Mackety holds a B.S. in earth science and biology, a M.A. in educational leadership, and a Ph.D. in evaluation, measurement, and research design. She has over 25 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations, federal agencies, and Indian tribes across the country. She has a broad skillset that spans research and evaluation, nonprofit leadership, science, culture, education, and youth development. Her prior work experience includes director of research, data, and policy at a national Native American education organization in Washington, DC; principal researcher at a nonprofit education research organization in Colorado; curator of natural science and education and later executive director of a natural history museum and planetarium in Michigan; extension 4-H agent in Michigan; and finance specialist and later CEO of a United Way in Michigan. She is also an enrolled member of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in Michigan.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Diana Bouschor Dodge

Johnson, Killen & Seiler

Term: Jan 2011 - Dec 2017

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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