The Mission of RDC: To inspire a sense of awe and stewardship for the natural world by supporting conservation, education, discovery and recreation.
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Today couldn’t be a better day for the last day of school! If today is your last day, celebrate the end of the school year with a trip to the..

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Are you currently studying marketing, or have you recently graduated? Looking for a great place to build some of that pesky “experience” employers..

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Are you still making plans for Memorial weekend? Make RDC part of them! We will be cooking out all weekend, and on Memorial day, join us for..

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**Now with the correct dates on the flyer!!! ;)** Dino Camp is coming soon!!!! Each camp date will cover a different dino-related topic, so you..

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The weather is looking a little nicer today! Why not cure your cabin fever with a visit to the zoo? :)

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Help RDC Pay for Freezer Repairs!

 Help RDC Pay for Freezer Repairs!


Riverside Discovery Center has been a community staple in Scottsbluff for years. As a non-profit, this also means that, unfortunately, much of their equipment has been around for years as well. Recently, the walk-in freezer broke down. This freezer is a necessity, as it holds the meat for all of RDC’s carnivores, from the swift foxes to the big cats. Luckily, the damage was able to be repaired before anything inside had a chance to spoil. However, the zoo is now looking at a repair bill of over $5,000. This is a daunting amount, especially in winter when attendance and income are low. Show your support for our local zoo by helping RDC out! The tigers (and everyone else) sincerely thank you!  To donate, go to the Facebook Fundraiser page here:

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RDC is Seeking a Social Media & Marketing Intern!

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Riverside Discovery Center is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic, and dependable Social Media Intern, who will work with the Zoo Curator, Business Manager, Education Curator and other Zoo staff to increase our membership base, engage and connect with the public and market the Zoo and its fund raising efforts.
Responsibilities include:
Ø Increase profile on Facebook to increase followers, promote Riverside Discovery Center and our programs, and raise funds for projects, by posting engaging messages.
Ø Develop the membership and donor base of Riverside Discovery Center through both social and traditional media outlets.
Ø Assist during marketing meetings with strategy and implementation planning.
Ø Update WordPress website regularly.
Ø Creating visually appealing mass emails for RDC followers.
Qualifications include:
Ø Basic knowledge of WordPress.
Ø Basic knowledge of any or all of the following: Microsoft Office Products including Publisher, Inkscape, Gimp, Adobe Photoshop.
Ø Actively pursuing or already complete degree in a marketing field.
Guidance will be offered in all of these fields, but we are also looking for fresh ideas, enthusiasm and the ability to work independently on assigned projects.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old. This is an unpaid internship and doesn’t offer housing. Interns must have reliable transportation.
College credit: We will work with your college/university to offer college credit, however it is your responsibility to arrange this. We will provide any documentation or testing your school requires for credit hours.
Please send resume with two professional or educational references to with the subject line reading Marketing Internship.
Internship is 20-40 hours a week and will last 8-12 weeks depending on candidate.





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Ages 5 thru 12: $4.50

Ages 13 thru 64: $7.00

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