We are a group of individuals from within the zoo & aquarium industry that are working to create awareness and support regarding employee mental well-being. We are working to create and collate resources to support the larger industry.
It is our mission to help bring mental health support to those in the zoo and aquarium industry by raising awareness and sharing ideas, resources, and helpful tools.
GRAZE was founded in 2020 by Erin McNally, Cindy Krosky, and Shannon McKinney.
In the last year, GRAZE has presented at multiple industry conferences about supporting the mental health of aquarium and zoo staff, assisted facilities with critical incident response and animal loss, and created training modules to help develop resiliency and peer support within individual facilities.