Conservation Events and Lectures

Sequoia Park Zoo hosts events and lectures throughout the year where community members can learn about the earth and all of its wild inhabitants. These events engage guests in conservation activities while connecting with wildlife at the zoo.

2015-2016 Schedule

  • Thursday, September 10: Special Cheetah Talk Join Mary Wykstra, founder of Action for Cheetahs in Kenya, for a special free conservation lecture and African Marketplace!
  • Sunday, September 27: International Red Panda Day – enjoy panda-themed activities, keeper talks, and learn ways to help protect this species in the wild.
  • Wednesday, November 11: Conservation Lecture – “Lay of the Land: Conserving Wild and Working Lands on the North Coast” by Sarah Pilkington and Michael Cipra, Northcoast Regional Land Trust
  • Wednesday, December 9: Conservation Lecture – “Den attendance in Pacific fishers” and “Owls and Wine: A Perfect Pairing” by Caylen Cummins and Carrie Wendt, HSU Wildlife Graduate Students and recipients of the SPZ Foundation Conservation Grant
  • Wednesday, January 13: Conservation Lecture – “A tale of three predators: Using conventional and progressive techniques to investigate forest carnivore relationships” by Greta Wengert, Integral Ecology Research Center, Ecologist & Asst Director
  • Wednesday, February 10: Conservation Lecture – ‘Porcupine Ecology in the Tolowa Dunes’ by Tim Bean, Humboldt State University Dept of Wildlife
  • Wednesday, March 9: Conservation Lecture – ‘Equatorial Guinea Bird Initiative’ by Jared Wolfe, US Forest Service and Klamath Bird Observatory

Proceeds raised during conservation events and lectures go directly toward the Zoo’s Conservation Fund, or to select conservation organizations such as Red Panda Network.

Learn more about projects funded by the Conservation Fund.

Conservation Lecture Video

Lowell Diller, Green Diamond Senior Biologist, on Northern Spotted Owl Conservation (April 2012)


Open Today from 10am to 5pm

Please contact the Zoo Ticket Booth for admission prices. (707) 441-4263


Events & Classes

all-day Gi-Normous Gift Shop Sale! @ Sequoia Park Zoo Gift Shop & Cafe
Gi-Normous Gift Shop Sale! @ Sequoia Park Zoo Gift Shop & Cafe
Nov 27 – Nov 29 all-day
Gi-Normous Gift Shop Sale! Black Friday, Saturday and Sunday. From 10 – 5. 20% off EVERYTHING in the Gift Shop.  
12:00 pm Zoo Crew Orientation
Zoo Crew Orientation
Dec 6 @ 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 … Continue reading

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