Just two years ago, the entire DPMMR team sat under a tent for two days to strategize how we would navigate the challenges instigated by the Covid-19 pandemic. We discussed challenges and threats to our organization, identified problems, hypothesized solutions, and recognized missed opportunities and opportunities that should not be missed in the future.
Spring is such an exciting time of year and also known as a season of rebirth and new life, perfect descriptors of spring at DPMMR. However, spring at DPMMR is also known as the start of our “busy season” and in a way – the start of our “New Year.” Consequently, February is usually a month dedicated to laying the foundation for a successful year ahead. Our training teams spent most of February teaching the animals new behaviors to further connect with our guests, our veterinary team spent the month completing annual physicals, our guest service team worked to stock and inventory our gift shop, and our maintenance teams worked to repair and update the facility so that we can fulfill our mission.