Lions, Tigers, and Bears! Oh My!

Hidden Heroes worked with the Chicago Zoological Society’s King Conversation Scholars Program at the Brookfield Zoo to discover how students can learn about conservation, environmental science and zoology. 

"You’re Lion!” Our crew was also able to capture a lion roaring on camera, which some park employees had never witnessed before. 

In the spotlight was Luis Mendez, the programs mentor who guides students to learn about animals, network with others and make a difference in their communities while preparing for college and the future. 

Hidden Heroes highlighted Luis directly working with two students with learning disabilities who have both been able to overcome their disabilities and become well rounded members of society.

Watch the full episode here!