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George Fox University MBA students have teamed up with the Friends of Zoo Boise, a non-profit organization, to launch a fully interactive mobile application.
Nick Yates
Boise, Idaho
United States
1 Team Member

Zoo Boise Mobile App - COMING SOON - bringing the technology at our fingertips to Zoo Boise.

Located at the heart of downtown, Zoo Boise brings a sense of culture and community to the Treasure Valley that cannot be matched. This iconic must-see attraction has been a part of the Boise experience since 1916. It is the mission of Zoo Boise to connect its visitors with animals to inspire and involve their community in the conservation of wildlife worldwide.

THE MISSION:  In the coming months, Zoo Boise, with the help of a team of George Fox University MBA students, will be launching a fully interactive mobile application. “We envision this app as a way for visitors to be fully immersed in the Zoo experience and a one-stop shop to answer any questions,” says Zoo Coordinator, Liz Littman.

THE PEOPLE:  George Fox University’s Boise Center was established in 1995. GFU’s  MBA program requires that students participate in a year-long consulting project with a local non-profit organization. A group of four GFU MBA students; Nick Yates, Shavonna Case, Nicole Kent, and Ryan Howe, approached Zoo Boise with a proposal for enhancing the Zoo visitors’ experience.  

THE PROJECT:  The mobile application will include many features and functions that will enhance the Zoo visitors’ overall experience. The interactive app will include Zoo maps, a calendar of events, animal facts, social media integration, and general Zoo information. Replacing printed maps, this GREEN INITIATIVE, will not only help visitors navigate through the zoo, it will help make sure no attraction goes unseen.  

The application will allow visitors to easily find direct routes to animal locations, food, first aid, restrooms, and exits. Another key feature of the app will be notifications of upcoming events, daily zoo keeper talks, and animal feedings. And since wildlife conservation is always at the forefront of the Zoo Boise’s efforts, the application will include information on current conservation efforts and ways the community can participate in those efforts.

THE PUBLIC:  Be part of this exciting change for Zoo Boise and the Treasure Valley!  Please help us make this much needed informational app a reality by making a generous donation today!  All funds collected through this campaign will be used to support this project.  We have set a goal of $5,500.00, however we hope the generousity of Boiseans will once again shine through and greatly overshadow that number.  Our hope is to not only fund the initial development and launch efforts, but leave Zoo Boise with enough money to sustain the application in 2014 and many years to come. 

If you have any questions about the project or want to know how you can get involved with this effort, please feel free to contact the George Fox MBA team at zooboiseapp@gmail.com.


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This campaign ended on July 17, 2013
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  • $1USD
    Updates and Invite

    With your donation you will receive updates regarding our progress in developing the smartphone application for Zoo Boise as well as be one of the first invited to download this application.

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  • $5USD
    Facebook Like

    With your donation we will recognize your support on Facebook by liking your page and personally thanking you for your donation as well as a personal invite to download the app.

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  • $30USD
    Animal Picture

    With your donation of $30.00, you will receive a picture of your favorite animal at Zoo Boise. You get to choose from: Penguin, North American Porcupine, Zebra, Lion, Bald Eagle, Crowned Crane, Barn Owl, Burrowing Owl, Hawk, Amur Leopard, Snow Leopard, Ocelot, Tiger, Giraffe, Hedgehog, Hyena, Red Fox, Red Panda, Lemur, Spider Monkey, Capuchin, Goat, Meerkat, Mangabey, Patas, Dessert Tortoise. (Limited to the first 20 donations at this amount as well as a personal invite to download the app.)

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  • $50USD
    Day at the Zoo

    With your donation of $50.00, you receive a one day pass at Zoo Boise. (Limited to the first 20 donations at this amount as well as a personal invite to download the app..)

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  • $100USD
    2 - One-Day Passes

    With your donation of $100.00, you receive two day passes to Zoo Boise. (Limited to the first 20 donations at this amount as well as a personal invite to download the app..)

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  • $250USD
    Family Season Pass

    With your donation of $250.00, receive a family season pass for one year at Zoo Boise. (Limited to the first 5 donations at this amount as well as a personal invite to download the app..)

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  • $500USD
    Breakfast with the Lions

    With your donation of $500.00, you and 3 guests will receive admission to Zoo Boise and admission to Breakfast with the Lions. (Limited to the first donation at this amount as well as a personal invite to download the app..)

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  • $2,500USD
    An evening at Zoo Boise

    With your donation of $2,500.00, you and up to 100 guests can spend a private evening at Zoo Boise. You will have all-access to the park as well as enjoy an animal encounter of your choosing with the giraffes or the sloth bear. (Limited to the first donation at this amount as well as a personal invite to download the app.. Catering not included.)

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