Journalism. We believe it should help you live a better life.

That’s why we spend a lot less time on publishing mug shots and a lot more time helping you understand the employment market, figure out how to spend more time with friends and family with our events calendar, and what you can do to help businesses that have opened up. Make no mistake…we aren’t shy. We tackle the big stuff, like COVID and issues around race.

And if you believe in the value of journalism — that it should help, not exploit — please consider becoming a paid member of the Racine County Eye today. We can’t do this work without you.

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer at in your community? The Racine Zoo is looking for dedicated individuals to do just that.

The Racine Zoo is looking for adult and teen volunteers interested in learning more about animals and having more involvement in the zoo community. Adult volunteers will do office work, assist in daily operations, work with guest services, work on special events and even work on animal diets. Teen volunteers need to have an interest in nature conservation and be willing to teach others about the zoo.

“Interested? Visit and complete an application. Applications for adult volunteers are due Monday, January 16th, 2017 by 5 p.m..  Applications for volunteens are due April 1st, 2017 by 5 p.m. along with one letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or other school professional on school letterhead and a paragraph written by you that explains why you want to be a Zoo Volunteen.  Be sure to use your own words.  Your recommendation and paragraph must be attached to your application. “