Press Release: 01/02/2014

Activities and Events at Oakland Zoo - February & March 2014

Contact:
Nicky Mora, Senior Manager, Marketing/PR
(510) 632-9525 ext. 130
nmora@oaklandzoo.org


Teddy Bear Tea at Oakland Zoo Select Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year. Feb 9, Mar 22, April 20, May 11 and 24, June 14 Times: 9:30 am - noon Cost: Children: $26; Adults: $12 Registration: Pre-registration is required. Are you looking for a new way to experience Oakland Zoo with your child? Then come to our Teddy Bear Tea party! You, your child, and his or her favorite stuffed animal will enjoy a morning of, activities, play, and learning about bears. We will make enrichment gifts for the zoo's sun bears and watch them enjoy the treats we prepared. Your child will also receive a special Teddy Bear treat bag to take home. It'll be so much fun, you and your kids will hardly be able to bear it! Visit oaklandzoo.org for details. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605.

Oakland Zoo’s Conservation Speaker Series Presents: Saving the Mountain Yellow Legged Frog Wednesday, February 5: 6:30pm – 9:00pm Please join Oakland Zoo and Vance T. Vredenburg, Ph.D. The Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog, a local species found in the high elevations of the Sierra Nevada, is not excluded from the global amphibian crisis; only several thousand are thought to remain in the wild. Due to Dr. Vredenburg’s research and conservation work into the nature of the chytrid fungus, which is decimating amphibian populations worldwide, there is now hope for the Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog. Find out what Dr. Vredenburg has learned about these frogs and how Oakland Zoo is helping to save this species. Location: Oakland Zoo’s Marian Zimmer Auditorium. Program Fee: $12.00 – $20.00 sliding scale. Tickets at the door. For more info contact: Amy at 510-632-9525, ext 122 or amy@oaklandzoo.org. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605 www.oaklandzoo.org

ZooKids: Carnivores, Herbivores, & Me Saturday, February 8, 9:30am – 12:00pm Does your little one love animals? ZooKids classes are a great way for children age 4-5 to have a fun and educational adventure at the zoo. Program Description: What do you like for dinner? Did you know some animals eat only meat; some only plants, and some eat everything? Learn how specially adapted carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores are for their unique diets. Each program includes a mini zoo tour, craft, games, animal close-up, and snack. ZooKids classes are held on Saturdays from 9:30am - 12:00pm. Each ZooKids class is offered twice per month to accommodate more participants. Each month has a different theme and classes are designed so that children can come to multiple classes without repeating the same activities. Pre-registration is required. Program fee is $26.00. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605. For more information go to www.oaklandzoo.org or call (510) 632-9525 ext 280 or email us at info@oaklandzoo.org

Circus Prescott at Oakland Zoo Sunday, February 9, 12:00pm & 1:00pm It’s an amazing and powerful program, and you’ll never believe what this young cast can do! It’s a circus like no other. Join the fun in the Zoo’s Clorox Wildlife Theater. Free with Zoo admission. No registration required. Visit oaklandzoo.org and click on the calendar for more details. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605.

Zoovie Night at Oakland Zoo Saturday, February 15, 6:30pm – 9:30pm Put on your jammies and enjoy an evening of Zoovie magic with the whole family. Bring your pillows, blankets, and chairs and snuggle up in our auditorium for “Madagascar 2.” Meet some of our nocturnal Education animals brought to you by Roosevelt, Oakland Zoo's costumed alligator mascot. Hot chocolate (with marshmallows, of course) and popcorn will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own treats and traditional family movie fare. Let the show begin! $7 per adult and $7 per child to cover the costs of the Animal close-up program and snacks. If your group has 4 or more people, the price is $6 per adult and $6 per child. Note that the movies are a complimentary addition to the evening’s activities. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605. Pre-registration is required. For more information go to www.oaklandzoo.org or call (510) 632-9525, ext 220.

Creek Crew Work Day at Oakland Zoo Saturday, February 15, 9:00am – 12:00pm Come to the Arroyo Viejo Creek and experience the local habitat, while helping it thrive. Grab your gardening gloves and help clean up the creek. We will work in rain or shine, so come prepared! Wear close-toed shoes that can get dirty. Don't forget your water and snacks. Gloves and tools will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. One adult chaperone is required for every 4 youth volunteers, 13 years of age and younger as well as one for every 8 youth volunteers between 14 - 18 years of age. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605. The creek is located to the right of the main entrance. Meet at the Arroyo Viejo Creek sign. RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Chantal Burnett at (510) 632-9525, ext 209 or Chantal@oaklandzoo.org

Oakland Zoo’s Conservation Speaker Series Presents: Saving the Puma Wednesday, March 5: 6:30pm – 9:00pm Mountain Lions are in crisis, facing increased conservation issues each year as humans encroach further into their habitat. Working with landowners and state agencies, BAPP scientists are using custom GPS-accelerometer collars to track and record pumas and their activities on a continual basis. This research will enable us to develop new conservation and land use strategies to minimize human- puma conflict, and foster a healthy co-existence between humans and pumas in the region. Find out how Oakland Zoo is involved with the Puma Project and why we support this program. Location: Oakland Zoo’s Marian Zimmer Auditorium. Program Fee: $12.00 – $20.00 sliding scale. Tickets at the door. For more info contact: Amy at 510-632-9525, ext 122 or amy@oaklandzoo.org. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605 www.oaklandzoo.org

ZooKids: Wild About Primates Saturday, March 8, 9:30am – 12:00pm Does your little one love animals? ZooKids classes are a great way for children age 4-5 to have a fun and educational adventure at the zoo. Program Description: What makes a monkey a monkey? Or an ape an ape? What's a prosimian? Did you know that you are a primate, too? Primates come in many different shapes and sizes. Come learn and explore why these animals are so special and how we all can help protect them. Each program includes a mini zoo tour, craft, games, animal close-up, and snack. ZooKids classes are held on Saturdays from 9:30am - 12:00pm. Each ZooKids class is offered twice per month to accommodate more participants. Each month has a different theme and classes are designed so that children can come to multiple classes without repeating the same activities. Pre-registration is required. Program fee is $26.00. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605. For more information go to www.oaklandzoo.org or call (510) 632-9525 ext 280 or email us at info@oaklandzoo.org

Creek Crew Work Day at Oakland Zoo Saturday, March 15, 9:00am – 12:00pm Come to the Arroyo Viejo Creek and experience the local habitat, while helping it thrive. Grab your gardening gloves and help clean up the creek. We will work in rain or shine, so come prepared! Wear close-toed shoes that can get dirty. Don't forget your water and snacks. Gloves and tools will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. One adult chaperone is required for every 4 youth volunteers, 13 years of age and younger as well as one for every 8 youth volunteers between 14 - 18 years of age. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605. The creek is located to the right of the main entrance. Meet at the Arroyo Viejo Creek sign. RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Chantal Burnett at (510) 632-9525, ext 209 or Chantal@oaklandzoo.org

Zoovie Night at Oakland Zoo Friday, March 21, 6:30pm – 9:30pm Put on your jammies and enjoy an evening of Zoovie magic with the whole family. Bring your pillows, blankets, and chairs and snuggle up in our auditorium for “Fly Away Home.” Meet some of our nocturnal Education animals brought to you by Roosevelt, Oakland Zoo's costumed alligator mascot. Hot chocolate (with marshmallows, of course) and popcorn will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own treats and traditional family movie fare. Let the show begin! $7 per adult and $7 per child to cover the costs of the Animal close-up program and snacks. If your group has 4 or more people, the price is $6 per adult and $6 per child. Note that the movies are a complimentary addition to the evening’s activities. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605. Pre-registration is required. For more information go to www.oaklandzoo.org or call (510) 632-9525, ext 220.

Feast for the Beasts at Oakland Zoo Saturday, March 29, 9:00am – 3:00pm Primal Pet Foods Presents “Feast for the Beasts.” Oakland Zoo visitors are encouraged to donate fresh produce, such as apples, watermelon, grapes, carrots, lettuce, or other delicious fruits and vegetables to help feed the animals. The first 250 guests will receive a golden ticket to spread produce in the elephant exhibit. Once all the food is in place, everyone exits the exhibit to watch the hungry herd chow down on their treats. You won’t want to miss this one of a kind experience that the Oakland Zoo is offering. This event is included with regular Zoo admission. **Note if weather or mud is a factor, guests will not be able to enter the elephant exhibit; other arrangements for the elephant feeding will be made. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605. For more information go to www.oaklandzoo.org or call (510) 632-9525.

ABOUT OAKLAND ZOO:

The Bay Area's award-winning Oakland Zoo is home to more than 660 native and exotic animals. The Zoo offers many educational programs and kid's activities perfect for science field trips, family day trips and exciting birthday parties. Oakland Zoo is dedicated to wildlife conservation onsite and worldwide. Nestled in the Oakland Hills, in 500-acre Knowland Park, the Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, off Highway 580. The East Bay Zoological Society (Oakland Zoo) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization supported in part by members, contributions, the City of Oakland and the East Bay Regional Parks.

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