The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is looking for a “toadly” new candidate to leap into office this November as Mayor of Amphibiville. The 2-acre wetland village that is home to the Detroit Zoo’s National Amphibian Conservation Center is seeking a “newt” leader for a two-year term.
To join the race to become the new Mayor of Amphibiville, candidates 7-12 years old who live in Michigan should submit an essay of 100 words or fewer on what they can do to help amphibians. All entries must be submitted by October 5, 2018, to PR1@dzs.org or to Mayor of Amphibiville, Detroit Zoological Society, 8450 W. 10 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI 48067. Entries must include the candidate’s name, age, address and a daytime telephone number. The winner will be announced in November with an official swearing-in ceremony.
The new Mayor of Amphibiville will have a plaque inscribed with his or her name displayed in the National Amphibian Conservation Center throughout the two-year term of office and will receive a one-year family membership to the Detroit Zoo.