Clarke's Listening Walk at the Zoo

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Saturday, June 20, 2020

In 2019, more than 500 friends and volunteers explored the Southwick's Zoo at Clarke's Listening Walk at the Zoo and raised over $42,000! Thanks to their involvement, children who attend Clarke Northampton and Clarke Boston will feel the impact of the generous support today and in the future.

If you weren’t able to join us at Southwick's Zoo in Mendon, MA, you still can make a gift in honor of your favorite Clarke student or teacher!

Congratulations to the 2019 Listening Walk Award Winners:

  • Largest Team: Mono's Munchkins
  • Top Fundraising Team: Liam's Lions
  • Top Fundraising Individual: Lauren DeCastro

Clarke's Listening Walk at the Zoo in Massachusetts 2019

Clarke’s Listening Walk events are uniquely designed to show the public that children who are deaf or hard of hearing can listen and talk. These signature events, presented by Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech, raise awareness and support for Clarke and help ensure that more children and families have access to listening and spoken language therapy and education.

Unlike other walk fundraisers, Clarke’s Listening Walks are centered around a self-paced Listening Scavenger Hunt. Children who are deaf or hard or hearing, and their friends and siblings, are encouraged to use their listening skills to discover new sounds, like the honk of a flamingo or the squeak of a bat, as they seek out the Listening Stops located throughout the zoo.

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Contact Jenny Sophis, Development Associate and Event Coordinator, at