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{ "name":"Gondola/California Trail Closure", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/613128c3c30f385719548ba4_gondola%20thumbnail%20BW.jpg", "abstract":"", "slug":"gondola-california-trail-closure", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Centennial Member Appreciation Month", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/62f67fbe89f91033a9e75c5c_MemberAppreciation_Digi_Assets__560x180.jpg", "abstract":"Mark your September calendar because it’s Centennial Member Appreciation Month! Our team has been hard at work rustling up special offers and experiences to make sure our members know they are a valued part of our Oakland Zoo community.", "slug":"member-appreciation-month", "dates":"September 1-30, 2022", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Clear the Shelters Pet Adoption Day at the Zoo", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/62dadf101c1d636d684d9f93_CtS22_Digi_Thumbnail560x180.jpg", "abstract":"We're hosting our first-ever Pet Adoption Day at the Zoo aims to help find loving homes for animals in need. We’re excited to extend our message of humane care for ALL animals, and responsible pet ownership through this event and to help dogs, cats, and guinea pigs get forever homes.", "slug":"pet-adoption-day", "dates":"August 21, 2022", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"UC Climate Stewards Certification Course", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/62c5bdcbd7f11fbbb819f65e_Web%20Thumbnail%20(15).png", "abstract":"The UC Climate Stewards Certification Course will integrate locally relevant themes of the conservation of native plants and animals, environmental justice, and community stewardship. Through guest speakers, field trips, and activities we will learn about and discuss principles and practice towards increasing community and ecosystem resilience to disappearing species, creating equitable and equal access to natural landscapes, and Taking Action for Wildlife.", "slug":"uc-climate-stewards-certification-course", "dates":"September 8-30, 2022 | October 1-31, 2022 | November 1-3, 2022", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Cocktails & Conservation LIVE: Climate & Wildlife Photo Gallery", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/62755c9ac6ee1148d9f9f0fd_Web%20Thumbnail%203.png", "abstract":"Tonight, Amy Gotliffe, Vice President of Conservation at Oakland Zoo, will be speaking with Ann-Marie Benz of Native Plant Society, Gowan Batist of Mountain Lion Foundation, and Catherina Meyer of Oakland Zoo. We will be exploring how climate change impacts the animals, plants, and people that share our Bay Area habitat, everything from poppies to pumas. These slides will supplement the presenters’ overview of their work.", "slug":"ccphotos", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Intro to Climate Solutions Internship", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/620d7670a97ca27dfc83b713_Web%20Thumbnail%20(11).png", "abstract":"Interested in science? Concerned about the impact humans are having on wildlife and the earth? Join us summer 2022 as a conservation intern! Over the course of 9 weeks, we will be meeting virtually over zoom as well as taking in-person field trips to explore the 9 sectors that Project Drawdown has identified as key in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This internship is designed to be fast-paced and engaging and is a great opportunity for those who are interested in a career in ecology, conservation, environmental science or any related field.", "slug":"intro-to-conservation-internship", "dates":"June 7th-August 4th, 2022 | Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays - see 'internship structure' section for more details", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Zoo CLOSING EARLY for Christmas Eve", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5bbabc3028dfc381ea95eb34_tn-zoo-closure.jpg", "abstract":"The Zoo will close early for Christmas Eve. All guests must exit the Zoo by 3:00pm.", "slug":"zoo-closing-early-for-christmas-eve", "dates":"December 24, 2022", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Zoo is closed due to wildfire smoke", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/613128c3c30f385719548ba4_gondola%20thumbnail%20BW.jpg", "abstract":"", "slug":"zoo-is-closed-due-to-wildfire-smoke", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Give the Gift of Oakland Zoo", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/61393e9c677d01bd40d22423_Web%20Thumbnail%20(3).png", "abstract":"Whether you are celebrating a family member's birthday or congratulating a team of employees for a job well done, the gift of an Oakland Zoo visit is always a great choice! Let us help you wrap up the wonder of being a kid at any age in Children’s Zoo, surprise them with a grizzly pool playtime at California Trail, or tie a bow around the breathtaking views from the Gondola. Oakland Zoo has you covered for any occasion.", "slug":"give-the-gift-of-oakland-zoo", "dates":"Ongoing", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"School and Community Group Reservations", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/6128033b8a739a6e75d4fc25_Web%20Thumbnail%20(2).png", "abstract":"Environmental education is at the core of our mission at Oakland Zoo and our goal is to make that connection to conservation more accessible to groups in our community. Whether it’s with a school, youth group, church, or other non-profit organization, making a reservation ensures your group admittance on a specific date and offers a discounted rate. ", "slug":"school-and-community-group-reservations", "dates":"Ongoing", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Glowfari Closed", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/61ba31a60495be3817b5ca3d_Web%20Thumbnail%20(8).png", "abstract":"Unfortunately, Glowfari is closed Tuesday, December 21, due to weather. Learn what to do if you have tickets to the event.", "slug":"glowfari-closed", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Buy Tickets Reroute", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/6011bfd9dbb1dbea1fd53959_Gibbon_Steve%20Goodall5%20copy%202.jpg", "abstract":"Hang in there! Oakland Zoo tickets available February 1", "slug":"buy-tickets-reroute", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Town Zoo", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/6198375db4e91ec80f2928fd_town_zoo-banner-2-02.jpg", "abstract":"Have a beer, help wildlife - it's as simple as that. Town Zoo is a light, crisp, refreshing Kolsch Style Ale created in partnership with Ale Industries in Oakland. A portion of each purchase aids Oakland Zoo's efforts to support the Amboseli Trust for Elephants in Kenya. Town Zoo now available for guests 21+ at Tuskers Grill & The Landing Café.", "slug":"town-zoo", "dates":"Ongoing", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Weather Closure", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5fadc98811ec6e807fade3ff_rain%20closure%20thumbnail.png", "abstract":"What to do if you have tickets to the zoo and it closes due to weather.", "slug":"weather-closure", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Glowfari", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/61f2f3abfd796f7445fb8fe2_Glowfari_web_thumbnail_Soldout.png", "abstract":"Thanks for an amazing season - Glowfari returns November 2022! This wildly popular, family-friendly experience is back with hundreds of new, larger-than-life animal lanterns throughout the Zoo. Each lantern tells the story of the ongoing journey of wildlife, the importance of every species on our planet, and Oakland Zoo's commitment to conservation.", "slug":"glowfari", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"LollapaZOOla", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5f0fa845ad7239251c6c796d_Lollopazoola_Events_Page_Listing_560x180.jpg", "abstract":"A huge THANK YOU to everyone that attended LollapaZOOla and helped us achieve our fundraising goal and THEN some! With your support we raised an incredible $506,850 for our Animal Care Fund!", "slug":"lollapazoola", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Cocktails & Conservation", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/62c874301b97a85cd3977fdb_Web%20Thumbnail%20(16).png", "abstract":"From tigers to turtles, birds to black bears - Oakland Zoo is dedicated to rescuing animals in need and is proud to feature our partners in rescue from PETA Foundation and California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Tune in to Facebook & YouTube LIVE to learn, ask questions, and be a part of the solution. Enjoy a signature cocktail crafted for your enjoyment from a local Bay Area restaurant or bar. This wildlife Happy Hour offers a shot of hope that we all need!", "slug":"cocktails-conservation", "dates":"August 17, 2022 | September 28, 2022 | October 21, 2022", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"April Showers", "thumb":"", "abstract":"", "slug":"april-showers", "dates":"April 2020", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Backyard Conservationist", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5e9f3bc3cef86817204b21a0_Backyard%20Conservationist%20Web%20Thumbnail.png", "abstract":"Conservation doesn’t stop because we’re stuck at home. Join us and take action for wildlife from your home, balcony, or backyard.", "slug":"backyard-conservationist", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Safely Enjoying Nature", "thumb":"", "abstract":"Safely enjoying nature and the outdoors is more important than ever, not only for our physical health but also for our mental well-being. Nature journaling, hiking, and gardening with Oakland Zoo’s education staff are some of the great ways to find beauty, peace, and comfort. ", "slug":"safely-enjoying-nature", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Junior Zookeepers", "thumb":"", "abstract":"Animals need more than food, water, and shelter to be happy and healthy; they need enrichment, things to keep them mentally stimulated. Explore, tips, tricks, and recipes for keeping your pets mentally stimulated while sheltering in place.", "slug":"junior-zookeepers", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Animal Anecdotes", "thumb":"", "abstract":"Learn all about our zoo animals and ask those questions you've always wondered. Why are squirrel monkeys yellow? Do grizzly bears roar? Find out here.", "slug":"animal-anecdotes", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Distance Learning", "thumb":"", "abstract":"Continue where you left off at school with grade-level appropriate activities and lessons. From pre-school to post-school, there's something for everyone. Start by exploring some of our activities for all ages or jump to specific grade levels and dive in.", "slug":"zoohomeschool", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Zoo@Home", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5e7cc9898ecfa4fb5e22fe6b_Zoo%40Home%20Web%20Thumbnail%20(2).png", "abstract":"Zoo@Home allows you to experience all the educational opportunities from the comfort of your home! Continue where you left off at school with grade level appropriate activities and lessons. Safely enjoy nature and the outdoors while learning more about local wildlife. Learn all about the zoo animals and ask those questions you've always wondered. Even become a Jr. Zookeeper by creating enrichment for your pets at home. New content added weekly!", "slug":"zoo-at-home", "dates":"Ongoing", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Oakland Zoo is Reopening", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5e6d0686d50cdae7800ca48f_OZ%20landscape%20TN.png", "abstract":"How Oakland Zoo is addressing the spread of the coronavirus and the safety & health of our guests.", "slug":"coronavirus", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Beads for Chimps", "thumb":"", "abstract":"", "slug":"beads-for-chimps", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Leave the Leaves", "thumb":"", "abstract":"", "slug":"leave-leaves", "dates":"February 2020", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Planet-Friendly Shopping", "thumb":"", "abstract":"Our gift shop offers a unique selection of items that are both enjoyable and sustainable.", "slug":"planet-friendly-shopping", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Reduce, Reuse, Recycle", "thumb":"", "abstract":"We strive to purchase and use less so we produce less waste.", "slug":"reduce-reuse-recycle", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"On-Site Composting", "thumb":"", "abstract":"Our composting program diverts tons of waste from landfills.", "slug":"on-site-composting", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Solar Power", "thumb":"", "abstract":"We're shining a light on solar energy and our attractions.", "slug":"solar-power", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"The Green Cafe", "thumb":"", "abstract":"We're serving food on biodegradable plates and utensils that are kinder to the planet.", "slug":"the-green-cafe", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Earth Agents 2022", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5e41c9438381050db89eb9a7_Earth%20Agents%20Web%20Thumbnail.png", "abstract":"As daunting as the environmental challenge is, we all have the ability to make change happen. Want to take the lead and do something inspiring? Become an Earth Agent Family! Earth Agents is a grassroots effort to engage our communities in helping our planet, empowering families with knowledge, tools, and the ability to inspire others in creating healthy habitats. Stay tuned for details about 2022!", "slug":"earth-agents-2020", "dates":"Fall 2022", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"#NoToPlastic Community Clean-Ups", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5e31dc52e7c95239a7fd2ac0_Clean-Up%20Thumbnail.png", "abstract":"Join Oakland Zoo in Taking Action for whales, sea turtles, shorebirds and all native Wildlife! Volunteers meet at the Zoo and ride the Zoo Shuttle to a local bay-destined waterway to remove trash, including the ever-abundant plastics that harms and kills our seabirds, turtles, fish and more.", "slug":"notoplastic-community-clean-ups", "dates":"More dates coming soon!", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Welcome Bees Home", "thumb":"", "abstract":"", "slug":"welcome-bees-home", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Saying No to Plastic", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5e41c2c927e8ec0d98694eb3_plastics_thumbnail.JPG", "abstract":"With 8 million tons of plastic finding its way into our oceans annually, there will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050. Animals on land are being equally affected by plastic. Simple changes to how we use plastic are the best way to combat this worldwide crisis. Oakland Zoo is working to reduce our usage of plastics and eliminating all single-use plastics. Join us in making the change and Taking Action for Wildlife by saying no to plastic!", "slug":"saying-no-to-plastic", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Zoo Reopening after PG&E Power Outage ", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5f98fcc358bff77404c6c280_gondola%20thumbnail.jpg", "abstract":"The Zoo is Closed Tuesday, October 27 due to a PG&E Power Shut-Off. Learn more if you have reservations for these dates and how to reschedule.", "slug":"power-outage", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Wings Over Kenya - A Safari Adventure with Oakland Zoo", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5d544b8af5c6c07ae96af791_Wings%20Over%20Kenya%20Web%20Thumbnail.png", "abstract":"Join Oakland Zoo Animal Care staff for a once in a lifetime experience in Kenya. You'll visit 3 national parks and visit with our conservation partners along the way. From your safari vehicle (window seating is guaranteed for each traveler) you'll be able to witness prides of lions, herds of elephants, zebra, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, and many more!", "slug":"wings-over-kenya-safari", "dates":"January 14-26, 2023", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"ZooMobile Birthdays", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5d49e43eab470f861a5b33de_Zoomobile_Thumbnail.jpeg", "abstract":"", "slug":"zoomobile-birthdays", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Education Birthdays", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5d49e66bd858a351a1ec2745_Kids%20Making%20Enrichment_thumbnail.jpg", "abstract":"", "slug":"education-birthdays", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Rides Area Birthdays", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5d49e705d858a3e338ec561e_TrainThumbnail.jpg", "abstract":"", "slug":"adventure-landing-rides-area-birthdays", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Lion Appreciation Day", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5d0d594efb6581e2d259d87a_Lion%20Day%20Web%20Thumbnail.png", "abstract":"Come celebrate the majestic lion at Oakland Zoo this August, in honor of World Lion Day! Lions are one of the most iconic animals in the world – but the King of the Beasts is in trouble in the wild. Learn how you can help them with special themed activities and information from our lion conservation partners!", "slug":"lion-appreciation-day", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Protect Wild Wolves", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5cd1c6a07f8cb88c21cfeacf_save%20wolves%20ghumb.jpg", "abstract":"By helping us bring attention to the importance of the wolf species, your support energizes our efforts to protect wild wolves in Calfornia and beyond. ", "slug":"protect-wild-wolves", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Oakland Zoo Trading Cards", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5cb65af8ea49e71b88b4715c_Trading%20Cards%20Web%20Thumbnail.jpg", "abstract":"Oakland Zoo trading cards are a great way to take home your favorite animals! Find them by interacting with select Oakland Zoo staff, during Keeper Talks, coming to special events, and more. Visit this page to find out which cards are available and more amazing, animal information.", "slug":"oakland-zoo-trading-cards", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Oakland ZooFari Overnight Experience", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5c4a3e929940e2a8ad874209_Clorox%20Camping%20Web%20Thumbnail.jpg", "abstract":"This program is temporarily unavailable. How would you like to see grizzly bears at night? Or hear wolves howling after dark? Oakland Zoo-Fari at the California Trail Clorox Foundation Overnight Experience offers an urban camping experience with after-dark activities, fun, and learning. This program is available to all families with children ages 8 and up.", "slug":"clorox-outdoor-overnight-experience", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Brunch for the Wild Bunch", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/61df37c1f84d867259800e96_2022_WildBunch_Final_Thumbnail_560x180_Thumbnail_560x180.jpg", "abstract":"Brunch for the Wild Bunch will return in Spring 2023! Thanks to all who participated and help raise money for Animal Care and the Reticulated Giraffe Project in Kenya! Enjoy the rare opportunity to place food around habitats before the animals go out for the day. Place produce for the elephants, hide seeds for the baboons, spread snacks for the sun bears, or toss treats around the grizzly yard. Love giraffe? Now is your chance to participate in a feeding!", "slug":"brunch-for-the-wild-bunch", "dates":"September 10 (Cancelled), 2022", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Walk in the Wild 2022", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/61e20316eb42cfcbcd65d40f_WiW%20web%20info%20graphic.jpg", "abstract":"Thank you for being part of this special event during Oakland Zoo's centennial anniversary and helping us raise over $300,000 for Oakland Zoo and its education programs. A big thank you to all the sponsors, patrons, and vendors for their generous support who made this event possible.", "slug":"walk-in-the-wild-2022", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Community Groups", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5bc4159ce46b0e5de0611770_tn-community-groups.jpg", "abstract":"The Oakland Zoo works with a variety of community groups (corporate, school, church, service, family) to complete habitat restoration, animal enrichment, and landscape management projects.", "slug":"community-groups", "dates":"Ongoing", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Conservation Volunteers", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5bc412afac429183add9d807_tn-conservation-volunteer.jpg", "abstract":"Conservation Volunteers work at our animal stations to interpret our conservation initiatives to Zoo guests of all ages! Choose between our Quarters for Conservation or Beads for Chimps stations, as well as special events such as Earth Day and other fundraising events.", "slug":"conservation-volunteers", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Docents", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/62acf8e04656cb19c0b20193_My%20project%20-%202022-06-17T145725.180.jpg", "abstract":"Are you fascinated by Flamingos, riveted by River Otters, or wild for Warthogs? Bring your frenzy for fauna to Oakland Zoo and become a Docent!", "slug":"docents", "dates":"January 2023", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"General Volunteers", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5bc3f67c5a5ed92c6b711579_tn-general-volunteers.jpg", "abstract":"Volunteers are vitally important to the Zoo. Whatever you love to do, we can put your time and talents to good use!", "slug":"general-volunteers", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Animal Care Volunteers", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5bc3de803ef47ffabd3a5792_tn-animal-volunteers.jpg", "abstract":"Work alongside a keeper assisting with daily animal care: cleaning of exhibits and night houses, preparing diets, raking, hosing, making enrichment items, and much more!", "slug":"animal-care-volunteers", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Animal Care Internships", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5bc3c7e0ca643a27662ef64b_tn-animal-case-internships.jpg", "abstract":"The Internship Program within the Animal Care, Conservation, and Research Department (ACCR) provides engaging learning experiences designed to inspire an ethic of stewardship in the next generation, stimulate interest in zoos as a viable career option, and to increase the diversity of professionals working in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) within zoos, aquariums, and in the wild.", "slug":"animal-care-internships", "dates":"Fall, Winter, and Summer Sessions", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Zoo CLOSED for Christmas Day", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5bbabc3028dfc381ea95eb34_tn-zoo-closure.jpg", "abstract":"The Zoo is closed to the public. Don't worry! The animals are still being taken care of by our dedicated staff.", "slug":"zoo-closed-for-christmas-day", "dates":"December 25, 2022", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Zoo CLOSED for Thanksgiving Day", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5bbabc3028dfc381ea95eb34_tn-zoo-closure.jpg", "abstract":"The Zoo is closed to the public. Don't worry! The animals are still being taken care of by our dedicated staff.", "slug":"zoo-closed-for-thanksgiving-day", "dates":"November 24, 2022", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Living with California Wildlife", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5bb97b81002d8abf44069914_tn-living-with-ca-wildlife.jpg", "abstract":"Found an animal that needs help? Looking for information about coexisting with urban wildlife? Need to find a rescue organization or re-home an exotic pet? This is your comprehensive guide for living with wildlife in the East Bay.", "slug":"living-with-california-wildlife", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Quarters for Conservation", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5bb95a259d571e5c7ece9e75_tn-quarters-for-conservation.jpg", "abstract":"Contribute your change to Quarters for Conservation. Your spare change could change the future for species across the planet. Visit our Quarters for Conservation stations, choose your favorite species and cause, and watch your change swirl heroically towards a better future for wildlife.", "slug":"quarters-for-conservation", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Recycle Cell Phones", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5bba46d9231fc90dfbd15786_tn-recycle.jpg", "abstract":"Got an old cell phone? Recycle it with Eco-Cell. By doing so, toxic waste is kept out of the landfill, the refurbished phone benefits people in need, and you're helping gorillas in the wild. And when you bring your old cell phone to the Oakland Zoo Rides Area ticket booth, you get a FREE ride on the train. ", "slug":"recycle-cell-phones", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Sign up for eScrip", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5bba588188480969fde0b321_tn-escrip.jpg", "abstract":"eScrip is a great and easy way to raise money for the Zoo without costing you any money - other than what you already spend. Contributions from EScrip help the Oakland Zoo do more for wildlife everywhere!", "slug":"sign-up-for-escrip", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Understand the Palm Oil Crisis", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5bba660324337c434a2f5e56_tn-palm-oil.jpg", "abstract":"Palm oil is in just about every type of consumer product. Tragically, the industry poses a threat to these and other species, as much of it uses deforestation practices that greatly threaten these animals’ delicate habitat.", "slug":"understand-the-palm-oil-crisis", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Eco-Travel", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5bb50538124bc1931d268332_tn-eco-travel-overview.jpg", "abstract":"Oakland Zoo leads life-changing trips around the world, visiting wildlife, their habitats, and some of our incredible conservation partners. Our Eco-trips are engaging and authentic, as we offer experiences that our unique relationships allow.", "slug":"eco-travel", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Pathways for Pollinators", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5bb960060c8ffc60b8b7f9be_tn-plant-for-wildlife.jpg", "abstract":"This is a call to action for all of our members to plant as much pollinator habitat as we can. Remember, even a window box is a wonderful contribution to hungry butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. Are you ready? ", "slug":"plant-for-wildlife", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Girl Scout Workshops", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5bb428c5a4b9238044849612_tn-girl-scout-workshop.jpg", "abstract":"This program is temporarily unavailable. Gather up your troop and head on down to the Oakland Zoo for a day full of fun and adventure! Through touring the Zoo, exploring Knowland Park, learning about animals, and taking part in fun activities and projects, you'll be well on your way to completing your badge or Journey. Each Girl Scout will also receive an Oakland Zoo Patch or official Girl Scout badge for participating in our workshop.", "slug":"girl-scout-workshops", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Girl Scout Overnights", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5bb42f0bc7a86b44cc3f67ed_tn-girl-scout-overnights.jpg", "abstract":"This program is temporarily unavailable. Grab your sleeping bags and pillows and join us for an amazing night at the Zoo! These large group overnights are designed to accommodate several smaller troops or one large troop. Explore the Zoo on a private evening tour, enjoy a light snack, participate in activities centered around your theme, and meet some of our education animals up-close. Wake up in the morning and head back into the Zoo before the public arrives and observe the animals as they start their days. It’s a night your troop will never forget!", "slug":"girl-scout-overnights", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Cub Scout Overnights", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5bb43a81096def846ef9d3c1_tn-cub-scout-overnights.jpg", "abstract":"This program is temporarily unavailable. Grab your sleeping bags and pillows and join us for an amazing night at the Zoo! These large group overnights are designed to accommodate several Cub Scout dens or one large pack. Explore the Zoo on a private evening tour, enjoy a light snack, participate in activities centered around your theme, and meet some of our education animals up-close. Wake up in the morning and head back into the Zoo before the public arrives and observe the animals as they start their days. It’s a night your pack will never forget!", "slug":"cub-scout-overnights", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Scouting Programs", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5bb39f3546cb3261b0c64eea_tn-scouting-programs.jpg", "abstract":"Gather up your pack or den and head to Oakland Zoo for an adventure! From overnights and private Zoo tours to projects and badge workshops, Oakland Zoo offers a wide range of activities for scouts.", "slug":"scouting-programs", "dates":"Year Round", "zoocamp":"true", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"https://www.explore.oaklandzoo.org/scouting-programs" }
{ "name":"Private Group Overnights", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5bb39532922f1b6d1fc216ac_tn-private-overnights.jpg", "abstract":"This program is temporarily unavailable. Book an overnight exclusive to your group! Grab your friends and come on down to the Zoo for an amazing evening with the animals! Start your evening with a private guided tour of the Zoo. Afterward, enjoy a light snack and participate in a fun hands-on activity. Next, meet some of our education animals up close and settle in for the night. In the morning wake up, enjoy a tasty continental breakfast, pack up your things, and journey back into the zoo to see the animals as they wake.", "slug":"private-group-overnights", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Student and Teacher Resources", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5bb2f331b4bfa806de94afe1_tn-student-teacher-resources.jpg", "abstract":"Tips for students and teachers on school reports, scavenger hunts, and a list of Oakland Zoo animals that are considered endangered with information on how you can help.", "slug":"student-and-teacher-resources", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"ZooSchool", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5b96b9bdabf6ba3b4026a7f2_overview-inset-school-programs.jpg", "abstract":"Bring your class to the Zoo and experience a day full of adventure! Upon arrival each class will be greeted by an Education Specialist, who will bring you to a classroom and introduce your theme. Then you will venture into the Zoo to explore and observe the plants and animals on a guided tour.", "slug":"zooschool", "dates":"By Request", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Special Tours", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5b96b9bdabf6ba3b4026a7f2_overview-inset-school-programs.jpg", "abstract":"*Docent-led Tours for ages 5 and up are temporarily unavailable* Tours are provided to children (ages 5 and up) as well as adults. For our visitors with disabilities or physical challenges, our Docents provide tours with specially-equipped electric carts. Most exhibits and areas of the Zoo are accessible to these tours. Reservations for docent tours must be made 2-3 weeks in advance.", "slug":"special-tours", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Zoo-to-Community", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5d7a7d91e321ead0801b3f8e_ZTC%20Thumbnail.png", "abstract":"For the school year 2022-2023, Oakland Zoo is currently accepting reservation requests for school field trips including education programming. Zoo-to-Community support for programs and transportation is available to OUSD Title 1 schools on a first come first serve basis depending on dates requested. ", "slug":"zoo-to-community", "dates":"September - May", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Wildlife Assembly", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5bb2854d455d3ae9090d1512_tn-wildlife-assembly.jpg", "abstract":"Meet some of our Education animals up close! This live, interactive animal presentation takes place in our outdoor Wildlife Theater. After the program, groups are welcome to explore the Zoo until their departure. This program is great for large groups with multiple classes and multiple age ranges.", "slug":"wildlife-assembly", "dates":"By Reservation", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Teen Wild Guides", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5bb274a4db36789db3b48644_tn-teen-wild-guides.jpg", "abstract":"Our popular Teen Wild Guide (TWG) program is an important part of our volunteer corps consisting of young people interested in animals, conservation and our many young guests. They are motivated, friendly and have a lot of fun! Participants will be trained as interpreters in the Valley Children's Zoo, teaching visitors about animals and monitoring the goat/sheep barn. As TWGs develop within the program, they will have the opportunity to plan and participate in service learning projects, assist keepers and gain leadership experience.", "slug":"teen-wild-guides", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"ZooCamp Teen Assistants (T.A.)", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5bb1ccd03a685e73c7d88810_tn-teenage-assistants.jpg", "abstract":"Love animals and kids? We need your help! Come to camp as a Teen Assistant and spend three weeks helping to create a fun and exciting experience for campers. Help lead games, crafts and more—all while earning community service hours! We now have three different Teen Assistant positions to choose from.", "slug":"teen-assistants-t-a", "dates":"Summer 2022", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Summer ZooCamp", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/62167bbdfdc7c3049fd24528_Zoo_Camp_Digi_Summer_560x180.jpg", "abstract":"Thanks for a great Summer ZooCamp! Stay tuned for new dates for 2023.", "slug":"summer-zoocamp", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Spring Break ZooCamp", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/62167b9208d3fe5e8a379105_Zoo_Camp_Digi_Spring_560x180.jpg", "abstract":"Thanks for a great Spring Break ZooCamp! Stay tuned for new dates for 2023.", "slug":"spring-break-zoo-camp", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Winter Break ZooCamp", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/62167bdc5989386384983dc7_Zoo_Camp_Digi_Winter_560x180.jpg", "abstract":"Thanks for a great week of Winter Break ZooCamp! Stay tuned for new dates for 2022.", "slug":"winter-break-zoocamp", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Fall Break ZooCamp", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/62167c89e88c4e497250964e_Zoo_Camp_Digi_Fall_560x180.jpg", "abstract":"Thanks for a great week of Fall Break ZooCamp! Stay tuned for new dates for 2022.", "slug":"fall-break-zoocamp", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"ZooMobile", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5bb190fa3a685e6bd4d860b2_tn-zoomobile.jpg", "abstract":"ZooMobile programs are Temporarily Unavailable. We will post information in late August about the school year 2022-2023. Discover the Wonders of the World's Wildlife with a ZooMobile Program! Bring the zoo to you in a variety of ways. A myriad of ZooMobile outreach programs have been tailored to meet the needs of your group!", "slug":"zoomobile", "dates":"By Request", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Veterinary Hospital Tours", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/620fda3f67181726aa3ef1c4_Web%20Thumbnail%20(12).png", "abstract":"Take your next Zoo visit to a whole new level by touring our state-of-the-art Veterinary Hospital. This behind-the-scenes tour will take you through a facility designed to accommodate all current and future animals at Oakland Zoo.", "slug":"veterinary-hospital-tours", "dates":"August 24, 31, 2022 | September 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022 | October 5, 12, 15, 19, 26, 2022 | November 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30, 2022 | December 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 28, 2022", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"ZooKids", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5bb18a1fc110e4bc6a805dcc_tn-zookids.jpg", "abstract":"Sold Out - more dates coming soon! Does your little one love animals? ZooKids classes are a great way for children age 5-6 to have a fun and educational adventure at the Zoo. Each program includes a mini zoo tour, craft, games, and animal close-up.", "slug":"zookids", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Family Concerts and Guest Performers", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5bb184bac8d8516d20c5ad74_tn-concerts-performances.jpg", "abstract":"(Temporarily unavailable) Hop, dance or stroll on over and join us for a family-friendly event like no other. See our upcoming list and plan to be a part of the fun.", "slug":"family-concerts-and-guest-performers", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Arroyo Viejo Creek Clean Up", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5baeb12b1af2ce7866160ac4_arroyo-creek-inset.jpg", "abstract":"This program is temporarily on hold - stay tuned for updates. Come volunteer at Oakland Zoo's Arroyo Viejo Creek! Volunteers work on a variety of tasks and all projects are 100% outdoors!", "slug":"arroyo-viejo-creek-clean-up", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }
{ "name":"Family Sundown Safari", "thumb":"https://assets-global.website-files.com/5adf752e38b7222e27f146ee/5e5d4fa8321673590736f728_FSS%20Web%20Thumbnail.png", "abstract":"This program is temporarily unavailable. Grab your tent, sleeping bag, your family, and a few friends, and get ready for an overnight adventure at Oakland Zoo. This unique program includes dinner, nighttime and morning activities, live animal presentations, s'mores, and a hot morning breakfast! This program is available to all families with children ages 4 and up. If you love nature, the Zoo, camping, and fun then this is the perfect program for you!", "slug":"family-sundown-safari", "dates":"", "zoocamp":"false", "urlReg":"", "urlLand":"" }