Calendar

December 2014 – April 2015

Dec
10
Wed
2014
Free Conservation Lecture
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“Managing Nemo: Conservation and Conflict in the Marine Aquarium Trade”  by Brian Tissot, HSU Marine Lab, Director & Biology Professor

 

The waters off the Hawaiian islands are home to a half-million brightly-colored tropical fish that are scooped up into nets each year and flown across the globe into home aquaria. Although scientific studies have shown that the aquarium fishery off the Big Island of Hawaii is among the best managed in the world, it has nevertheless become the focus of intense conflict, and activists have launched a campaign to shut down the selling of fish for aquariums, saying the practice is destroying coral reefs.

This talk will describe 20 years of research conducted by Dr. Brian Tissot, focused on promoting the conservation of live-caught aquarium fish along the Kona coast of Hawaii, using community-based management within a network of Marine Protected Areas. His collaborative conservation program involves multiple agencies, including state resource agencies, university faculty and students, large and small NGOs, and a variety of local community groups.  He has studied the reefs and the fisheries to achieve a balance between community interests, the coral reef dive tourism industry, and a sustainable aquarium fishery.

 

For more on conservation events happening at Sequoia Park Zoo, visit our Conservation Events page.

Dec
13
Sat
2014
Holiday Hoorah! Zoo Member Celebration
Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

In appreciation of your support throughout the year, join us for an afternoon of holiday eats, treats, and fun, including a visit from Santa Claus himself! The festivities begin at noon and will be held in the Zoo Classroom.

Go green with the Zoo this holiday season! Check out our guide on How to Have a Green Holiday, and see sustainable decorations and activities at the event.

Not a member? Join here or in person at the Zoo Ticket Booth to kick off your holiday season at the Zoo on December 13th!

Know an animal Lover who would enjoy this event? Give the gift of a Zoo membership this holiday season! Gift memberships are available at the Zoo Ticket Booth.

Interested in volunteering? Contact Megan Montgomery at ten.o1425294679ozkra1425294679paiou1425294679qes@m1425294679nagem1425294679 or 707.442.5649!

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Dec
25
Thu
2014
Christmas Animal Enrichment
Dec 25 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Come enjoy a holiday treat with your favorite zoo animal on Christmas day! Animals will be receiving wrapped enrichment items through the morning and afternoon on December 25th.

11:30 AM Primates
12:00 PM Otters
12:30 PM Barnyard
1:00 PM Bush Dogs
1:30 PM Yaks
2:00 PM Peccaries
2:30 PM Red Pandas

Jan
14
Wed
2015
Free Conservation Lecture
Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“Rat Poisons and their Impacts on Wildlife: what we know, don’t know, and alternatives”  by Dr. Mourad Gabriel, Ph.D, Integral Ecology Research Center, Ecologist & Director

 

Pesticides are used extensively within urban and agricultural settings with the goal of reducing damage to human and domestic animal food supplies or the spread of disease.  However, non-target species including sensitive wildlife have unfortunately been exposed or poisoned through legal and illegal uses of these toxicants. One type of pesticide, rodenticide, has contributed to world-wide exposure and poisonings of numerous non-target wildlife species.  Locally, in Humboldt County, the misuse of rodenticides has been associated with trespass marijuana cultivation on forested public and tribal community lands. These habitats are home to several species of conservation concern, and the use of toxicants have both individual and population level effects on many of these wildlife species.  In addition, due to the inherent purpose of these compounds, the affected prey populations within these sites are thus influencing the fitness of species dependent on them.

This lecture will focus on the current data that has been collected by Dr. Gabriel on wildlife exposures and deaths attributed to these toxicants in Humboldt County. It will also discuss the difficulties of collecting the effects of these toxicants, as well as alternatives that people could incorporate at home and within legal use settings that are not as toxic.

 

For more on conservation events happening at Sequoia Park Zoo, visit our Conservation Events page.

Feb
7
Sat
2015
G.O. Program Orientation
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Want to get to know the animals better? Join the G.O. Program! You’ll have the opportunity to observe the animals and collect valuable data. No experience needed.

Observers use a list of described behaviors to record an animal’s activity for a set period of time, usually 20 minutes per individual. The data collected helps zookeepers to better understand how the animals are spending their day and how they are utilizing their exhibit. This information is then used by keepers to further enhance animal care. It also creates baseline data for future studies which may be performed by zookeepers or students. Future opportunities in this growing program include data entry, statistics, studies, species specific ethogram development, and a call out list to assist keepers in observing introductions, births, and more.

See more volunteer opportunities here.

 

 

Feb
11
Wed
2015
Free Conservation Lecture
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“Imperiled Fishers in the Pacific Northwest”  by Sean Matthews, Ph.D., Wildlife Conservation Society, Klamath Landscape Coordinator

 

The fisher, known to science as Pekania pennanti, is considered one of the most adept and elusive carnivores in our western forests; capable of regularly preying on well-fortified porcupines and rarely spotted by even the most regular of forest visitors. Despite their tenacity and elusive nature, these house-cat-sized weasels were unable to elude the pressures of unregulated trapping for furs and the loss of forested habitats associated with logging over the last century. It is suspected that logging continues to threaten fisher populations by means of habitat fragmentation, reductions in habitat size, and changes in forest structure rendering it unsuitable for fishers. As a result of population declines, range contractions, and existing threats, the fisher is a candidate for federal endangered species protection.

Join conservation scientist Dr. Sean Matthews as he shares his decade of research and conservation experience on fishers throughout California, Oregon, and Washington. Through photographs and videos, Sean will share stories of fisher biology, conservation concerns, research and conservation efforts, and what it takes to raise an orphaned fisher kit, from rescue to release.

 

For more on conservation events happening at Sequoia Park Zoo, visit our Conservation Events page.

Mar
8
Sun
2015
Zoo Crew Orientation
Mar 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Want to work more closely with the animals? This year-round program offers individuals the opportunity to take part in some of the zoo’s day-to-day activities, like feeding, observing and handling animals and cleaning exhibits. There are also opportunities for giving demonstrations and helping out at our special events. This position is for a volunteer interested in a longer commitment and requires training. Interested persons must be approved by the Volunteer Coordinator prior to attending any Zoo Crew orientations.

All Zoo Crew members must:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Complete the required application, orientation and training
  • Pass a TB and background check
  • Commit to a minimum of two shifts per month for at least 6 months
  • Be able to follow directions precisely and work independently
  • Be in good physical shape—able to lift 25 pounds, walk, stoop, reach overhead and traverse uneven surfaces.
  • Pass the pre-screenings and receive a personal invitation to join the Zoo Crew training

Please be aware that the Zoo Crew application process can take several weeks, and volunteer orientation only occurs every 3 months. You will be contacted about your status once your application has been processed.

2014 Zoo Crew Orientation Dates:

  • Sunday, March 2, 12 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 1, 12-4 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 7, 12-4 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 7, 12-4 p.m.

Interested persons must be approved by the Volunteer Coordinator to attend any Zoo Crew orientations. Call (707) 441-4205 or e-mail ten.o1425294679ozkra1425294679paiou1425294679qes@r1425294679eetnu1425294679lov1425294679.

See more volunteering opportunities here.

 

Mar
11
Wed
2015
Free Conservation Lecture
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“Frogs and Chytrid in Coffee, Oh My!”  by Jennifer Brown, Graduate Student, HSU Wildlife, and SPZF Grant Recipient

 

Detailed information coming soon.

 

For more on conservation events happening at Sequoia Park Zoo, visit our Conservation Events page.

Apr
11
Sat
2015
Cub Club: Otters, Otters, Everywhere!
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

sequoia park zoo au14 3311Spend an “otterly” amazing morning at the zoo exploring the playful antics of our river otter brothers. We will play otter games, make an otter craft and watch a special otter feeding by the otter zookeeper. Now that is a lot of otters!
You “otter” not miss out on the fun!

Sign up for spring camps now! Print out a registration form and bring it to the Zoo or send an email to ten.o1425294679ozkra1425294679paiou1425294679qes@n1425294679oitac1425294679ude1425294679.

Apr
14
Tue
2015
Jr. Zookeepers: Springtime at the Zoo!
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – Apr 17 @ 12:00 pm

Sequoia Park Zoo AU13 237   WEB size croppedHey all you 8‐11 year olds, school is out so let’s have some fun! During this week of camp we will meet a keeper and a “behind the scenes” animal, make special treats for some of the animals, play games, make crafts, hike in Sequoia Park, explore the zoo using the Learning Labs’ new electronic tablets and celebrate animals and spring. This is also the Zoo’s first camp in the new Learning Lab, a “smart classroom” with views into the eagle and salmon exhibits. It will be Spring‐tacular!

This is a day-camp that runs from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon every day from April 14 – 17.

Sign up for spring camps now! Print out a registration form and bring it to the Zoo or send an email to ten.o1425294679ozkra1425294679paiou1425294679qes@n1425294679oitac1425294679ude1425294679.

Visit

Open Today from 10am to 5pm

Adults: $5.75

Children (3-12): $3.75

Seniors (60+): $4.75

Children under 3: Free

Zoo Members: Free

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Events & Classes

Mar
8
Sun
2015
12:00 pm Zoo Crew Orientation
Zoo Crew Orientation
Mar 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Want to work more closely with the animals? This year-round program offers individuals the opportunity to take part in some of the zoo’s day-to-day activities, [...]
Mar
11
Wed
2015
7:00 pm Free Conservation Lecture
Free Conservation Lecture
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
“Frogs and Chytrid in Coffee, Oh My!”  by Jennifer Brown, Graduate Student, HSU Wildlife, and SPZF Grant Recipient   Detailed information coming soon.   For [...]

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