At Taste of Adventure, you’ll spend the evening at the Conference Center in the Wildlife Museum exploring the unique culture, history and cuisine of a different place. Each experience includes social time, a self-guided tour of the Wildlife Museum with a visit to the Earl Bane Gallery to see our latest exhibit, a delectable dinner featuring the cuisine of the featured country, and a presentation by an authority on the subject.

Admission to Taste of Adventure (that includes all of the above), is
$30 for members  •  $35 for non members.

Make your (required) reservations online, by calling (785)827-9488 ext. 114, or e-mail Reservation deadline is 5:00 pm the Tuesday before each event.

Taste of Adventure
featuring Richard Zimmerman

Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

We have a wonderful opportunity to bring in featured speaker Richard Zimmerman, founding Director for Orangutan Outreach, for our Taste of Adventure series on Saturday, July, 16, 2016. Orangutan Outreach is a New York-based non-profit organization whose mission is to save the critically endangered orangutans and protect their rainforest home.


This Taste of Adventure experience will feature Borneo-inspired cuisine, along with a social hour, a self-guided tour of the Wildlife Museum, dinner and a dynamic presentation by Mr. Zimmerman.

Admission to Taste of Adventure, is $30 for members or $35 for non members.

About Richard Zimmerman
Richard grew up in Southern California, where his love for orangutans was fostered by frequent visits to the Los Angeles and San Diego Zoos. His passion was reignited years later when he was living in Barcelona and made regular visits to the Barcelona Zoo to see Snowflake, the legendary albino gorilla. It was in the enclosure around the corner from the gorilla that Richard first set eyes on a giant Cheekpadder male orangutan named Moe. Richard spent many afternoons sitting near Moe, who was always alone, sitting silently on a barren slab of concrete with little enrichment and no companions.

Years later, while living in New York City and working at UNICEF, Richard realized that the situation for orangutans was very bad— that orangutans were critically endangered in the wild— and that the threat of extinction was very real. He began volunteering for several UK-based orangutan conservation organizations, offering his skills as a web developer to help them update and manage their websites.

In 2006 Richard took his first trip to Indonesia to see wild orangutans with his own eyes. What he found instead was the near total destruction of the forests of Borneo and Sumatra and hundreds of orphaned orangutans being cared for in rescue centers. Richard realized immediately that he had to do more to help the orangutans. A year later he traveled back to Indonesia to meet more stakeholders on the ground, and when he returned to New York he decided to follow his heart and start his own non-profit, Orangutan Outreach.

Created in 2007, the organization grew quickly thanks to a close affiliation with the Animal Planet series Orangutan Island. With little more than his Mac, his iPhone and his will to save orangutans by working with like-minded groups and individuals around the world, Richard has been able to raise over two million dollars for orangutan conservation. Orangutan Outreach has made a significant difference in the lives of orangutans.

In subsequent years, Richard has expanded Orangutan Outreach to work with an increasing number of partners, including the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS), International Animal Rescue (IAR), the Center for Orangutan Protection (COP) and the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP).

Admission to Taste of Adventure, is $30 for members or $35 for non members. Reservations are required for Taste of Adventure by clicking the link below, emailing, or by calling 827-9488, ext. 114.


The Taste of Adventure series is sponsored by:
Rolling Hills Museum
Rolling Hills Animals
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