Check out updates from around the FONZ world from Executive Director Lynn Mento.
A Path Forward
April 2, 2021
It's been an incredibly busy month for the FONZ team. Since we announced the dissolution of our partnership with the Zoo in February, we've been working to transition over some responsibilities, like our membership program, and we're cleaning out our office spaces at the Zoo...
A Humbling Response
February 19, 2021
As I'm sure you've heard by now, FONZ and the Zoo are parting ways. This was an incredibly difficult decision, and this has been a very difficult time for all of us here. But know that our hearts are with you, our amazing members and visitors, guests, event attendees, camp and class families, Snore & Roar...
A Big Decision
February 4, 2021
You may have already seen the news, and if you have, you know that I'm writing this blog post with a heavy heart. FONZ and the Zoo have dissolved our partnership. Beginning this spring, FONZ won't be actively involved at the Smithsonian's National Zoo. This very difficult decision...