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)


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


Events & Classes

4:00 pm   Brew at the Zoo @ Sequoia Park Zoo
  Brew at the Zoo @ Sequoia Park Zoo
May 7 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  Brew at the Zoo @ Sequoia Park Zoo | Eureka | California | United States
Get your tickets NOW!  The Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation is excited to announce its 10th annual Brew at the Zoo fundraising event on Saturday, May 7th from 4 to 8 p.m. This fun-filled evening includes: beer tasting from 17 breweries, … Continue reading
7:00 pm Zoo Night at the Crabs Game! @ Arcata Ballpark
Zoo Night at the Crabs Game! @ Arcata Ballpark
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Sequoia Park Zoo will be featured as the Humboldt Crabs take on the California Expos in Arcata for “Zoo Night”! Guests are welcome to dress up as their favorite zoo animal and Super Salmon will be making a special … Continue reading

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