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Conservation Leadership Lecture Series Continues at Palm Beach Zoo

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: April 11, 2014
Carlton Ward, Jr., founder of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition, addressed a record-high crowd in the second in a series of three Conservation Leadership Lectures at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society on Thursday, April 10, 2014. The series is generously sponsored by Florida Crystals Corporation. During Ward’s presentation, which showcased stunning photographs of his 1,000-mile trek across Florida, he noted how the Zoo was fulfilling its mission of inspiring people to act on behalf of wildlife and the natural world. “It’s inspiring to hear how action-oriented this zoo is,” Ward said. Andrew Aiken, President & CEO for the Zoo, said, “Carlton Ward's lecture on the Florida Wildlife Corridor was an inspiring story about remaining wild spaces and cultural heritage alive and well throughout our state.”
Conservation Leadership Lecture Series Continues at Palm Beach Zoo

New Animal Experience: Meet and Feed Capybaras, the World’s Largest Rodents

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: April 10, 2014
A new experience offered at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society allows guests to safely meet and feed the world’s largest rodents. The "Capybara Experience" brings guests behind-the-scenes at the Zoo’s cenote in the Harriet W. & George D. Cornell Tropics of the Americas section to meet Doris, Calypso and Siren, the Zoo’s one-year-old female capybaras. The new experience will be offered to pre-registered guests beginning on Friday, April 11, 2014. “We are proud to offer this unique experience for animal-lovers who want to come even closer to wildlife,” explained Nancy Nill, Associate Curator for the Zoo. “Many of our guests may not realize exactly what is a capybara, but they are interesting mammals that play an important role in the ecosystem.”
New Animal Experience: Meet and Feed Capybaras, the World’s Largest Rodents

Registration Opens for Zoo Camp and Wildlife Conservation Academy

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: April 9, 2014
Kids and teens are invited to go wild this summer at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society during the Best Summer Camp in Palm Beach County. “Zoo Camp” is the 2012 & 2011 winner of the "Kids Crown Award" for Best Summer Camp in Palm Beach County, as voted by South Florida Parenting Magazine's readers. Participants can enroll for one week or the entire summer, to learn about wildlife and wild places. Each week offers a unique wildlife theme as participants experience zookeeping activities, behind-the-scenes tours, scavenger hunts, enriching conservation education activities and interactive fountain time. Every day, participants will enjoy up-close animal encounters, animal exhibit visits, crafts, games, and much more! We offer programs for ages 5 to 17 years of age. Camps start at $210 per camp per child for Zoo members, and $235 per camp per child for non-Zoo members. Camps run Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Registration Opens for Zoo Camp and Wildlife Conservation Academy

Science Fair for Students with Special Needs Held at Zoo

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: April 7, 2014
More than a thousand students with special needs from at least twenty local schools are expected to participate in a science fair in partnership with the Palm Beach County School District, to be held at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society’s Peggy S. Brown Pavilion. The event occurs on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, and Wednesday, April 9, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a 1:30 p.m. medal ceremony in which every single student will receive a medal. Members of the media are invited to cover the science fair. Linda Laverty, founder of event, said the fair is a chance for children with significant disabilities to participate in scientific inquiry and discovery. “It’s the chance for them to be involved in a legitimate science fair project and display,” Laverty said. “The students are so excited to be a part of something their peers are involved in, and the project is interactive for them.”
Science Fair for Students with Special Needs Held at Zoo

Volunteers Recognized at Zoo for 40th Anniversary of National Volunteer Week

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: April 7, 2014
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is shining the spotlight on its volunteers during the 40th anniversary of National Volunteer Week. The Zoo is recognizing the vital contributions volunteers make to operations by highlighting them in photos throughout the week on social media. Members of the media are invited to visit the Zoo this week and shadow a volunteer to experience a “day in their life.” The Zoo currently has a record-high number of active volunteers: 225 people have volunteered 17,076 hours so far through the current fiscal year. This has given the Zoo an estimated value of $378,000 of labor savings. “National Volunteer Week is huge for us,” said Joe Landmichl, Volunteer Manager for the Zoo. “Not only does this week highlight volunteers across the country, but it allows us to show the community how grateful we are to our volunteers right here at home. Our slogan will always be ‘We love our volunteers!’”
Volunteers Recognized at Zoo for 40th Anniversary of National Volunteer Week

Safari Nights: The Zoo Comes Alive at Night!

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: April 4, 2014
The public is invited to the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society for select Friday evenings from April through October, between 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., for a newly-expanded “Safari Nights” series. The first event will be on Friday, April 11, 2014, featuring meet ‘n’ greets and photo opportunities with Peppa Pig and the Chick-fil-A- Cows, as well as The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum’s craft station. Guests at the April 11 event will also have the opportunity to learn about capybaras, the Zoo’s “water pigs,” at a special play station. READ MORE >>>
Safari Nights: The Zoo Comes Alive at Night!

Conservation Leadership Lecture Series at Zoo Expands

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: April 3, 2014
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is announcing the first-ever expansion of the Conservation Leadership Lecture Series for 2014, generously sponsored by Florida Crystals Corporation. In the second lecture in the series, “An Evening with Carlton Ward, Jr.,” guests will hear from native Floridian and environmental photojournalist Carlton Ward, Jr., on Thursday, April 10, 2014, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Zoo’s Tropics Café. Because of the series’ popularity, the Zoo is adding a third lecture in the series for the first time ever. The third lecture will occur on Thursday, June 12, 2014, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., also in the Zoo’s Tropics Café, titled “Florida Panther Habitat Conservation and Connectivity.” The third lecture will feature conservation biologist, Richard A. Hilsenbeck, Ph.D. Guests are invited to enjoy cocktails and Zoo animal encounters before each lecture presentation begins, from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. READ MORE >>
Conservation Leadership Lecture Series at Zoo Expands

Zoo Employees Reduce Carbon Footprint

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: March 28, 2014
Employees at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society are taking action to reduce the Zoo’s overall carbon footprint as part of a fuel reduction initiative, and have already saved greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 0.71 metric tons of carbon dioxide. Since the launch on February 3, 2014, employees have saved 75 gallons of fuel, with the ultimate goal of reaching 100 gallons saved per month. Employees are encouraged to carpool, or find alternative ways to come in to work at the Zoo, such as safely walking or bicycling. READ MORE >>>
Zoo Employees Reduce Carbon Footprint

ZOOvies Returns, Showing “We Bought a Zoo”

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: March 24, 2014
The public is invited to enjoy an evening exploring the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, followed by an inspiring family movie under the stars during the Zoo’s second “ZOOvies,” on Friday, March 28, 2014. The movie shown will be “We Bought A Zoo,” presented by Twilight Features. The Zoo re-opens at 5:30 p.m., and the movie starts at 7:30 p.m. A screen will be set up in the Fountain Plaza, and guests are invited to bring blankets, cushions or low-rise beach chairs for their comfort. Popcorn, snacks, refreshments will be for sale, including a cash beer & wine bar for those 21 and over. Guests can meet some of the Zoo’s residents up-close during animal encounters. READ MORE >>
ZOOvies Returns, Showing “We Bought a Zoo”

Breakfast with the Bunny is Back

By: Palm Beach Zoo
Source: Palm Beach Zoo
Date: March 21, 2014
Out of the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society’s hundreds of animals, one in particular will be an “egg-xtra” special guest in April, when “Breakfast with the Bunny” returns in time for Easter 2014. Guests are invited to hop into the Zoo and join in “egg-citing” egg hunts, an “egg-cellent” hot breakfast buffet at the Zoo’s Tropics Café, and a meet and greet “egg-stravaganza” with the Easter Bunny and his animal friends. READ MORE>>
Breakfast with the Bunny is Back

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