Calendar

December 2013 – April 2014

Dec
14
Sat
2013
Holiday Hoorah Member Party
Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In appreciation of our members’ support throughout the year, Sequoia Park Zoo will be hosting a members-only holiday party for zoo members to enjoy an afternoon of holiday eats & special treats — on us! Plus, the first 10 members through the door will receive a free gift!

Santa will make an appearance at 3:00 p.m., so be sure to bring your cameras for a photo! Also make sure to create holiday crafts using recycled materials, and don’t forget to browse our wild selection of unique and conservation-themed gifts in the zoo Gift Shop.

Not a Member? Join Today to Attend the Party!

Becoming a part of the zoo member family is easy: Simply

  • Join online
  • Call the Zoo Foundation Office at (707) 442-5649
  • Or stop by the Zoo Ticket Booth.

We hope to see you at the zoo for our kick-off to the holiday season!

Dec
25
Wed
2013
Christmas Day Animal Enrichment Schedule @ Sequoia Park Zoo
Dec 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Come see our zoo residents enjoy special presents of the their own on Christmas Day! Free admission for members.

11 a.m. Gibbon

CavyforWeb12:00 p.m. Spider Monkey

12:30 p.m. Yak

1:00 p.m. Barnyard

1:30 p.m. Cavies & Screamers

2:00 p.m. Peccaries

2:30 p.m. Red pandas & Muntjac

Feb
15
Sat
2014
G.O. Program Orientation
Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Want to get to know the animals better? Join the G.O. Program! You’ll have the opportunity to observe the animals and collect valuable data. No experience needed.

Observers use a list of described behaviors to record an animal’s activity for a set period of time, usually 20 minutes per individual. The data collected helps zookeepers to better understand how the animals are spending their day and how they are utilizing their exhibit. This information is then used by keepers to further enhance animal care. It also creates baseline data for future studies which may be performed by zookeepers or students. Future opportunities in this growing program include data entry, statistics, studies, species specific ethogram development, and a call out list to assist keepers in observing introductions, births, and more.

See more volunteer opportunities here.

 

 

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.

Mar
2
Sun
2014
Zoo Crew Orientation
Mar 2 @ 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 demonstrations and helping out at our special events. This position is for a volunteer interested in a longer commitment and requires training. Interested persons must be approved by the Volunteer Coordinator prior to attending any Zoo Crew orientations.

All Zoo Crew members must:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Complete the required application, orientation and training
  • Pass a TB and background check
  • Commit to a minimum of two shifts per month for at least 6 months
  • Be able to follow directions precisely and work independently
  • Be in good physical shape—able to lift 25 pounds, walk, stoop, reach overhead and traverse uneven surfaces.
  • Pass the pre-screenings and receive a personal invitation to join the Zoo Crew training

Please be aware that the Zoo Crew application process can take several weeks, and volunteer orientation only occurs every 3 months. You will be contacted about your status once your application has been processed.

2014 Zoo Crew Orientation Dates:

  • Sunday, March 2, 12 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 1, 12-4 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 7, 12-4 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 7, 12-4 p.m.

Interested persons must be approved by the Volunteer Coordinator to attend any Zoo Crew orientations. Call (707) 441-4205 or e-mail ten.o1417237051ozkra1417237051paiou1417237051qes@r1417237051eetnu1417237051lov1417237051.

See more volunteering opportunities here.

 

Mar
12
Wed
2014
Free Conservation Lecture
Mar 12 @ 7:00 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

  • 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.

Apr
12
Sat
2014
Cub Club: Crafty Canines Workshop
Apr 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cub Club (5-7 year olds) One-day camps that explore animals through hands-on activities, theater, stories, games and the arts.

Crafty Canines Workshop- Smart as a dog, sneaky as a fox, tricky as a coyote, wise as a wolf – canines are crafty critters. Come and explore the canine family and meet a canine ambassador or two at the zoo.

Learn more about the workshops through the education department here.

 

 

Apr
15
Tue
2014
Jr. Zookeepers – School’s Out! Springtime Spectacular
Apr 15 @ 9:00 am – Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm

Junior Zookeepers (8-11 year olds) offers opportunities to learn zoological science and animal husbandry.

School’s Out! Springtime Spectacular – Springtime is here and there’s a buzz in the air! Each day at camp we celebrate animals and spring with games and activities that explore insects, amphibians, birds and mammals. With the construction of our new Watershed Heroes exhibit well underway and the arrival of new animal ambassadors, there will be many surprises and sneak-a-peak opportunities for campers! Don’t miss out on this super spectacular springtime experience.

Learn more about the workshops through the education department here.

Apr
19
Sat
2014
The Great Egg-stravaganza
Apr 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the Easter bunny and a whole host of animals to celebrate spring at Sequoia Park Zoo during the 16th annual Great Zoo Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 19 from 12-4 p.m.

Watch the animals hunt for their own “eggs” as they dig into special treats before you set off on your own Egg Hunt and Eggspedition – children can join in the hunt at any time between noon and 4 p.m. There will be up close animal encounters and we’ll have a team of volunteers on hand to guide children (and adults) through an egg-citing array of activities, including:

  • Egg Hunt and Egg Decorating
  • Photos with the Easter Bunny (mascot)
  • Bunny ‘petting’ in the Barnyard
  • Honey Bee Toss
  • Bunny Hop
  • Insect Hide & Seek
  • Wildflower Crafts
  • Butterfly Clothespin Crafts

With all the activities going on, be sure you don’t miss the animals as they hunt for their own “eggs” at the following times:

  • 12:30 Gibbons
  • 1:00   Bush dogs
  • 1:15  Spider monkeys
  • 1:30   Barnyard
  • 2:00   Chacoan Peccaries
  • 2:30   Red Pandas
  • 3:00   Cavies & Screamers
  • 3:30   Yaks

All Eggstravaganza activities are included in the price of zoo admission – $5 for adults, $3 for children and free for children under 3. Members join the fun for free and enjoy VIP access!  So, rain or shine, bring the whole family and connect with the wild inside you on Saturday, April 19 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the zoo.

Special thanks to our event sponsors: Times-Standard, Pacific Gas & Electric, 94.1 KSLG, KHUM 104.7, The Point 100.3, KISSFM 99.1, The Edge 106.7, Mix 95.1, KBAE 95.5, US Bank, Mad River Union, Accelerant Web & Design, The Party Place, North Coast Journal, Cloney’s Pharmacies, Coast Central Credit Union, Harper Motors, Promises Bridal & Formal Wear, Uniquely Yours Catering, and Humboldt Crabs.

Help us spread the word about Eggstravaganza by displaying a poster at your place of business and share the event with your friends on Facebook.

View the schedule of activities here.

Apr
27
Sun
2014
Earth Day Celebration
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The zoo and more than 100 other top zoos and aquariums across the country are throwing the 8th Annual Party for the Planet– the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America—on Sunday, April 27, and everyone can join the festivities for free!

Conservation-based activities will run from noon to 4 p.m. and will include gas and electric demonstrations, arts and crafts for the kids, a “promise tree” where visitors can make a commitment to help ensure a healthy planet, and face painting stations. The Zoo’s Conservation Advisory Committee will highlight the work being done by its grant recipients, and stations will be located throughout the zoo to educate visitors about issues like recycling, watershed pollution prevention, the impact of non-native plants, sustainable fisheries, and more.

In addition to games and activities, Asha Nan will be playing live music. Asha Nan is a soulful blend of Brazilian, African, reggae, funk, and hip-hop meshed with socially-conscious lyrics that promote peace and unity.

As if all that wasn’t enough— Keeper talks will be offered at 11 a.m. (Red pandas) and 1 p.m. (Bush dogs) during feeding times.  A raffle will be held throughout the day to support the Zoo’s Conservation Fund, with a grand prize of a conservation gift basket filled with eco-friendly items from the Zoo’s Funky Monkey Gift Shop.

Thanks to a generous sponsorship from Pacific Gas & Electric, anyone can visit Sequoia Park Zoo at no charge on Sunday, April 27.

All in all, it will be a great day to get together with friends and family and head on over to the Zoo on Sunday, April 27.

For more information:

Contact: Nicole Spencer, Director of Development and Communications
Phone: 707-441-4227

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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

Dec
7
Sun
2014
12:00 pm Zoo Crew Orientation
Zoo Crew Orientation
Dec 7 @ 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, [...]
Dec
10
Wed
2014
7:00 pm Free Conservation Lecture
Free Conservation Lecture
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Free Conservation Lecture
“Managing Nemo: Conservation and Conflict in the Marine Aquarium Trade”  by Brian Tissot, HSU Marine Lab, Director & Biology Professor   The waters off the [...]

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