Did you know that your support of The Schiele helps us provide a caring home for our Animal Ambassadors? Learn about our wonderful Animal Ambassadors and how their stories help us stay true to our mission. Your gift to The Schiele helps support our Animal Ambassadors!
Say hello to Hazel, our Animal Ambassador Virginia Opossum!
Hazel came to The Schiele from the Paws Animal Wildlife Sanctuary after presumably being hit by a car, which resulted in trauma to her head and lead to the removal of her left eye. Due to Hazel’s injuries, she is unable to be released into the wild and now serves as an ambassador at the museum. Although they may seem scary, opossums are an important species in our environment; they eat over 5,000 ticks each season, can survive venomous snake bites, and are not known to contract rabies due to their low body temperature.
As an Animal Ambassador, Hazel along with many other animals provide educational information to visitors and students throughout the region. By giving a second chance at life to non-releasable or unwanted animals, The Schiele is able to provide education, inspiration, and hope for the next generation.
Art by Hazel and a chance for a Animal Ambassador Meet & Greet!
Art by Hazel
Enter for a chance to win art (pictured below) by Hazel, our Animal Ambassador opossum! Donations made to the Schiele Museum Annual Fund (or Animal Ambassador program) now until Dec. 3 (Giving Tuesday) automatically receive an entry into the sweepstakes; while donations are greatly appreciated, they are not required to enter the sweepstakes. For official rules and how to enter, view the “sweepstakes rules” below.
Animal Ambassador Meet & Greet!
Love opossums and want a chance to meet The Schiele Museum opossums in person? Enter for your chance to win! Donations made to the Schiele Museum Annual Fund (or Animal Ambassador program) by Dec. 31st automatically receive an entry into the sweepstakes; while donations are greatly appreciated, they are not required to enter the sweepstakes. For official rules and how to enter, view the “sweepstakes rules” below. Please note that donations made to the Art by Hazel Animal Ambassador Sweepstakes, will automatically be entered in to the Meet & Greet Sweepstakes.