It's back - our annual fun-filled popular day for all folks with special needs/disabilities and at a discounted rate! Same price for admission that we have offered for numerous years now which is $5 per person and as always special needs assistants will receive free admission. If you would like to ride the train it is $2 per person (excluding special needs assistants).
This event is always extremely popular, so please book now to avoid disappointment! Click here to download the registration form. Groups of 5 people or more are preferred, although are not required.
If you would like to speak to someone about this day, please do not hesitate to contact our Education Department at 604.856.6825 ext 28 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come learn about the wonderful world of turtles on Saturday May 23rd from 10 am - 2 pm at the Information Booth from our education staff.
We especially want you to hear all about the Western Painted Turtle, which is BC's only remaining native pond turtle and how you can protect them. The Greater Vancouver Zoo became involved with this wonderful conservation program back in 2009 when it was first under review. Although it wasn't until spring 2012 where we participated in incubation of eggs that were at risk and then returning them back to the wild, when they were big enough to fend for themselves.
Date: May 7, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MORE MONEY RAISED TO SAVE ENDANGERED SPECIES IN THE WILD
Aldergrove – Greater Vancouver Zoo has raised more funds for 3 existing wildlife conservation initiatives.Through the “Quarters for Conservation Program (Q4C)” we are sending $32,459.89 USD to support the following projects in the wild:
This program was introduced in late 2011, and to date we have raised over $90,000 USD to support these wonderful conservation projects.All of this would not have been possible without the wonderful guests who had visited the Zoo during this time – we greatly appreciate and thank you for your support!
The “Q4C Program” was started to generate funds supporting field conservation projects for endangered species locally and internationally.For each guest entering the zoo, $0.25 of their general admission price is allocated to the general funds of the “Q4C Programs”.Additionally our guests are encouraged to learn more about each program by visiting the 3 interactive spiral wishing wells near the front entrance. Where they can make a decision on which program they wish to truly make a difference to, by additionally contributing to save the endangered species in the wild.
We are extremely pleased with the progress to date on these projects and wanted to share a few of their achievements to date:
For more information on these conservation projects, please visit the Greater Vancouver Zoo website http://gvzoo.com/about/conservation/index.php which will direct you to each individual projects website.
Funds that were raised for each of the “Q4C” programs will be distributed today. The Greater Vancouver Zoo’s “Q4C Programs” will be reviewed at the end of 2015 and new programs will be selected for the following year.
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Phone:604.856.6825 x 27
Does she love animals and the great outdoors?? If so, why not come celebrate Mother's Day with us...the first 100 mom's get in half price and receive a special gift to take home!
Everyone will get a chance to meet the Super Mom's here at the Zoo as well!
Did you know that “Frog Day” is the world’s largest day of amphibian education and conservation action? Here at the Greater Vancouver Zoo we have been helping with the Oregon Spotted Frogs since they became endangered in 1999…so frogs are near and dear to our hearts.
Learn about the Oregon Spotted Frogs and how you can save the frogs in the wild! Informative talks from Wildlife Biologist “Aleesha Switzer” at the Information Booth (weather permitting) from 10:30 am – 2 pm. And tours of our Oregon Spotted Frogs breeding area from Wildlife Biologist "Andrea Gelias" between 11 am - 1 pm.
Oregon Spotted Frog