Clarke's Listening Walk at the Zoo

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Clarke’s Listening Walk at the Zoo Events are Canceled

Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech (Clarke) and our zoo partners continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19. In the wake of recent zoo closures, Clarke’s Listening Walk at the Zoo events are canceled and registration is closed. Thank you for your flexibility as we work to ensure the health and well-being of Clarke families, staff and the broader community.

We kindly ask for your understanding as we work to apply collected registration fees and donations to cover our event planning costs to-date and to support the continuation of services for Clarke students learning to listen and talk. We are happy to report that because the events are canceled, registration fees will be acknowledged as donations and are tax-deductible. You will receive an acknowledgment of your contributions in the coming weeks.

We remain extremely grateful for all sponsors, participants and volunteers who support our mission.

Please contact the Development Associate in your area with any questions:


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A Listening Scavenger Hunt at Zoos in Pennsylvania, New York and Massachusetts

In 2019, Clarke's Listening Walks were held in three states, engaged more than 2,300 people and raised more than $292,000 in life-changing funds supporting children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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 listening scavenger hunt events, presented by Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech, raise awareness and support for Clarke and help ensure that more children and families than ever before have access to listening and spoken language therapy and education.

Listening Walks are designed to encourage children who are deaf or hard of hearing, and their friends and siblings, to use their listening skills to discover new sounds throughout the zoo, like the honk of a flamingo or the squeak of a bat.


Clarke's Listening Walk at the Zoo in Philadelphia

Clarke's Listening Walk at the Zoo in New York City

Clarke's Listening Walk at the Zoo in Massachusetts