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Jul
20
Sun
2014
National Zoo Keeper Week
Jul 20 @ 12:00 am – Jul 26 @ 10:45 am

The zoo is celebrating National Zookeeper Week starting July 20 with keeper talks, animal encounters, a raffle and other special activities for visitors of all ages.

The week-long raffle theme this year is “Jeans for Giraffes” to raise money for giraffe conservation. Zoo visitors will have the opportunity to win a special behind-the-scenes tour of the zoo by donating pairs of old jeans at the ticket booth; zoo visitors will receive one raffle ticket for every donated pair of jeans. The winner’s name will be drawn on Saturday, July 26.

The Redwood Coast chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) will host additional keeper talks during the week and provide special activities for zoo visitors.

Sunday, July 20, 12 – 2 p.m.: Enrichment for Pets: Zoo keepers will teach visitors about the benefits of enrichment for animals, and how to provide enrichment activities for pets at home.‘Enrichment’ encompasses objects and activities designed to stimulate and challenge natural behaviors and promote overall well being.

Wednesday, July 23, 12 – 2 p.m.: Making Enrichment: Visitors of all ages can help make enrichment objects for the zoo animals. The animals will receive their new “toys” on Saturday, July 26.

Saturday, July 26, 12 – 2 p.m.: Decorating Light Switch Covers:  Come decorate light switch covers to remind yourself to conserve energy and support Acres for the Atmosphere, a tree planting and educational campaign led by Polar Bears International.

See the press release, or learn more information:

Contact: Amanda Auston, Animal Care Supervisor
Phone: 707-441-4229
E-mail: vog.a1427662038c.ake1427662038rue.i1427662038c@not1427662038suaa1427662038

Jul
26
Sat
2014
Get Out and Play Day
Jul 26 all-day

From the park to the bay…a hometown adventure for the whole family!

Come explore all the wonders that the City of Eureka has to offer in the first annual Get Out and Play Day sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department.

Children receive FREE admission to the zoo with a paid adult!

For a full listing of events visit the City of Eureka website: http://www.ci.eureka.ca.gov/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=9192

Aug
16
Sat
2014
Zootini
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Celebrate the zoo in style with exciting live and silent auctions, fine dining, signature “Zootini” cocktails, live music and more. This is an evening you won’t want to miss! 21 & over only.

Ticket includes evening zoo access, souvenir martini glass and more:

  • Premiere look at the Watershed Heroes exhibit
  • Two drink tokens and a full catered dinner
  • Up-close animal encounters
  • Live and silent auctions
  • Lucky You! Wine Pull
  • One-of-a-kind Raffle Prizes
  • Live music all nights

Purchase a raffle ticket in advance at the zoo ticket booth or during Zootini for your chance to win one of three great prizes!

  • River Otter Encounter – go behind the scenes to watch a training/feeding session (4 people max, children must be 8+)
  • Feed a Red Panda – Help a zookeeper feed the adult red pandas (1 person, age 6+)
  • Hosted Zoo Birthday Birthday – Games, goody bags, chicken feeding and a red panda painting are included! (10 children max, age 3+)

Six Rivers Brewery will be hosting our Monkey Bar again this year with delicious themed cocktails, including this year’s signature drink – the Hero-tini. All proceeds benefit the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation.

Ticket prices:

  • $75 members
  • $85 non-members
  • $100 at the door
  • $600 for table of 8

Purchase your Zootini tickets at the zoo or online now!

Sequoia Park Zoo is limited to street parking and since we are located in a residential neighborhood, we encourage all attendees to carpool with as many fellow guests as possible and to consider using alternative transportation to help us alleviate congestion and ensure community safety. See more event safety information here.

Check out photos from last year’s event.

Want to volunteer? E-mail ten.o1427662038ozkra1427662038paiou1427662038qes@r1427662038eetnu1427662038lov1427662038.

For more event information:

Contact: Hilary Lebow, Marketing & Events Coordinator
Phone: 707-442-5649
E-mail: ten.o1427662038ozkra1427662038paiou1427662038qes@y1427662038ralih1427662038

Aug
17
Sun
2014
Grand Opening of the Watershed Heroes Exhibit
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Bring the whole family to enjoy the grand opening celebration of the Watershed Heroes exhibit:

  • Experience the River Otters up close
  • Catch a glimpse inside the Salmon habitat
  • See the new Learning Lab classroom
  • Explore the Watershed Play Area, and more!

Are you a member? Join the fun for free and get an exclusive preview of the Watershed Heroes exhibit from 9 – 11 a.m.

Stay tuned for news on our Bald Eagle Aviary – scheduled to open later this fall!

NOTE: The original grand opening date in July was canceled due to unexpected delays.

 

Sep
18
Thu
2014
Eureka Chamber Mixer at the Zoo
Sep 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join the Eureka Chamber Members at Sequoia Park Zoo for its monthly networking mixer. This is a great opportunity to network with fellow business owners, promote your own business, or even win a prize! Participate in the “buck-a-minute” promos, or donate a raffle item to advertise your business! Refreshments will be provided.

Sep
28
Sun
2014
International Red Panda Day
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Celebrate everything Red Panda – for FREE!

Enjoy a free day of fun at Sequoia Park Zoo, thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Times-Standard, while celebrating International Red Panda Day! There will be Red panda-themed activities around every corner, and the opportunity to catch up on our Red panda family – Stella Luna, Sumo, and their two babies – as well as all the other exciting new happenings at the zoo.

Additionally, there will be keeper talks, opportunities to watch the Red pandas create some of their unique paw-print paintings, and the chance to enter a raffle and win great prizes! All the proceeds from raffle ticket sales and face painting donations will go directly to the Red Panda Network to support Red Panda conservation in the wild.

Schedule of Events:

  • 10:00 a.m. – Zoo opens
  • 11:00 a.m. – Activity stations, face painting and raffle ticket sale open
  • 11:30 a.m. – Red Panda keeper talk
  • 2:30 p.m. – Red Panda keeper talk and Demonstration of painting technique
  • 3:00 p.m. – Activity stations and face painting close; raffle winner announced; Red Panda Network check presentation ceremony
  • 5:00 p.m. – Zoo closes
Oct
25
Sat
2014
Boo at the Zoo
Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy frightfully delightful family fun and discover the world of bats, spiders, snakes and more with exciting games and activities. Plus, animal encounters and costume parade.

Activities included with general zoo admission; members join the fun for free!

For a printable version of this schedule click here.

Nov
12
Wed
2014
Free Conservation Lecture
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“Farmers and Fish: Restoration of the Salt River Ecosystem”  by M. Doreen Hansen, Humboldt County Resource Conservation District

 

Near the town of Ferndale, dairy farmers have joined with a host of public and private partners to restore fish habitat and function to the Salt River. Over 100 years ago, the Salt River provided spawning and rearing conditions for thousands of salmonids and was large enough to support a small steam ship industry

In 2013, the Salt River Ecosystem Restoration Project started work on the first phase of an historic effort to restore the watershed. Two miles of river channel near the Eel River Estuary were enhanced and 300 acres of dairy pasture converted back into a functioning tidal marsh system. Within six months of the restoration, federally endangered Coho juveniles and Tidewater Goby were found throughout the site, along with Chinook and other marine species. In 2014 another 1.5 miles of river channel and associated riparian flood plain is being restored toward the ultimate goal of restoring 5 miles of channel.between Ferndale and San Francisco. The river channel slowly filled with sediment that now blocks fish passage to 15 miles of tributary habitat and causes dairy pastures to flood.

As the project progresses, project partners will be monitoring the evolution of the site and report on their findings. This talk will specifically address the results of the first year’s fish monitoring effort in the restored tidal marsh.

 

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

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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.o1427662038ozkra1427662038paiou1427662038qes@m1427662038nagem1427662038 or 707.442.5649!

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