Calendar

January 2013 – December 2014

Jan
9
Wed
2013
Conservation of the marbled murrelet – a bird of two worlds
Jan 9 @ 7:00 pm

Conservation lecture by Gary Falxa in the zoo classroom

Feb
19
Wed
2014
Free Conservation Lecture
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Conservation Lecture Series

Join us in the evening to learn more about species conservation efforts in the field! Free conservation talks are held at the zoo every 2nd Wednesday of the month, Nov.-March, at 7 p.m. (exception: February lecture is on the 19th). These talks are free and open to the public. Enter through the main zoo gates.

2014 Conservation Lecture Calendar

  • February 19:Species recovery in the Pacific Northwest – an opportunity for zoos and aquariums. (David Sheperdson, Oregon Zoo)
  • March 12: - When the Fuel Hits the Feathers:  Oiled Wildlife Rescue in California and on the North Coast. (Tamar Danufsky, HSU Museum and Oiled Wildlife Care Network)

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

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
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.

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.

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

Oct
25
Sat
2014
12:00 pm Boo at the Zoo
Boo at the Zoo
Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Boo at the Zoo
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 [...]
Nov
12
Wed
2014
7:00 pm Free Conservation Lecture
Free Conservation Lecture
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Free Conservation Lecture
“Farmers and Fish: Restoration of the Salt River Ecosystem”  by M. Doreen Hansen, Humboldt County Resource Conservation District   Near the town of Ferndale, dairy [...]

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