Over 80 educators attended our annual Teacher's Professional Day event today including teachers from several elementary and secondary schools, librarians, educational assistants and student teachers. We are extremely grateful for their time spent with us today and even mother nature was cooperating with us!
Everyone got a chance to learn about the Zoo through organized workshops and activities such as the Zoo's Conservation Projects, the Animal Care Department's responsibilities, tour of the Animal Care Centre, Hippo Barn tour, narrated train ride around the zoo, Lion & Tiger Interpretive Talk plus one of our lucky guests was awarded a Reptile Outreach Program.
Here are a few photos from the day....thank you again from all of us at the Zoo and thanks to all the wonderful volunteers and staff that made this day special for our guests!
Bonnie from the Animal Care Department talking all about hippos
Andrea our Animal Health Technician explaining the Animal Care Department &
showing everyone the Animal Care Centre
Andrea (Wildlife Biologist) going through the Zoo's Conservation Projects
Lion & Tiger Interpretive Talk - look at Boomer our male lion showing his stuff
ARE YOU READY? Today at 10:16 am we are participating in the Great BC Shakeout - everyone who is at the Zoo today during this time must join in. To learn more about earthquake preparedness visit
This is a day specially arranged for Teachers to learn about the educational resources and programs that we offer, role of accredited zoos, great conservations programs that we participate in, information about our Animal Care Department plus more!
This is a "free event" and does fill up quickly, so please don't delay! To register or for further details of the day, please see the enclosed registration form; or contact our Education Department at 604.856.6825 ext 26 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Event takes place from 9 am - 1:30 pm on October 24th.
Please note that we limit the space to the first 100 participants. All participants are free of charge (including admission, light lunch and parking), please be aware that this is for "teachers only" therefore; no guests or children will be allowed.
Are you artistic and skillful at making scarecrows, or just want to have some fun?? Invite your group, organization or family to put your scarecrow making skills to the test and register for our Scarecrow Safari!
Each group should be clearly marked to identify the group, family or organization. You are responsible for your own materials and set-up. Participants are invited to set up their exhibits on Saturday October 18th between 1:00 – 3:00 pm, or October 19th between 10:00am and 12:00pm.
Each group that participates will be entered to win free admission for up to 10 children and 2 adults. There will also be awards for “Funniest”, “Scariest” and “Most Animal Like” voted by the public and staff through a ballot box at the front admissions.
To register or further questions, please see the enclosed Registration Form or contact email@example.com or 604.856.6825 ext 26,
Deadline to register is October 15, 2014
Yes October is here which means a change in the season and also a few changes here at the Zoo. For starters it is getting darker earlier and as always we need to change our hours of operation to adjust. As of today, October 1st through March 31st we are open from 9 am - 4 pm.
We are also offering lower rates during our off season (click here for full details) since we no longer offer our complete Interpretive Talks during this time. Effective October 1st the "Meet a Reptile at 11 am" and the "Lion & Tiger talk at 1 pm" will happen on weekends only.
With the kids back in school we are offering more Senior Safari Bus Tours - October 3, 16 & 21. We invite senior’s groups with a minimum of 5 participants to visit our animal friends for only $11.25 per person (extra saving of 36% of regular admission rates). This includes a 45-60 minute private narrated bus tour, with either your bus (for your convenience) or join us on one of our buses.
To register call Barbara at 604.856.6825 ext 26 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.