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.

2014-2015 Schedule

  • Sunday, September 28: International Red Panda Day – enjoy panda-themed activities, keeper talks, and learn ways to help protect this species in the wild.
  • Thursday, October 2: Brown Bag Lunch Chat- Mary Wykstra, founder of Action for Cheetahs – Kenya – an NGO that works with Kenyans to find ways to share land with cheetahs, will give an informal chat over a brown bag lunch in the Zoo’s flamingo room. She will also be selling Kenyan crafts that support the project.  Bring your own lunch; regular admission fees apply; free to zoo members.
  • Wednesday, November 12: Conservation Lecture – ‘Farmers and Fish: Restoration of the Salt River Ecosystem’ by M. Doreen Hansen, Humboldt County Resource Conservation District
  • Wednesday, December 10: Conservation Lecture – ‘Managing Nemo: Conservation and Conflict in the Marine Aquarium Trade’ by Brian Tissot, HSU Marine Lab Director and Biology Professor
  • Wednesday, January 14: Conservation Lecture – ‘Rat Poisons and their Impacts on Wildlife: what we know, don’t know, and alternatives’ by Mourad Gabriel, Integral Ecology Research Center Director and Ecologist
  • Wednesday, February 11: Conservation Lecture – ‘Imperiled Fishers in the Pacific Northwest’ by Sean Matthews, Wildlife Conservation Society Klamath Landscape Coordinator
  • Wednesday, March 11: Conservation Lecture – ‘Frogs and Chytrid in Coffee, Oh My!’ by Jennifer Brown, HSU Wildlife Department Graduate Student and SPZF Conservation Grant Recipient
  • Sunday, April 26: Earth Day Celebration – enjoy a wide array of environmental activities sponsored by host environmental organizations from around the community as they showcase their work with fun educational games and hands-on learning activities.

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

Adults: $5.75

Children (3-12): $3.75

Seniors (60+): $4.75

Children under 3: Free

Zoo Members: Free


Events & Classes

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2:00 pm ZIP Orientation
ZIP Orientation
Apr 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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