Cocktails & Conservation

Taking Action for Wildlife One Drink at a Time

August 17, 2022 | September 28, 2022 | October 21, 2022



In-person Events - $10 per person

September 28 & October 21 Ticket Link Coming Soon!

Virtual Events - Free (no registration required)

Watch on Facebook Live / Watch on YouTube Live

About Cocktails & Conservation

For 2022, our happy hour series will be virtual or in-person, featuring some of the world’s most incredible conservationists. These heroes are working on the ground every day to save endangered species and their habitats. Guests will join us in-person at a local Oakland bar or on Facebook or YouTube Live to learn, ask questions, and be a part of the solution to preserve our planet’s rich and diverse wildlife.

Each episode will feature a custom cocktail, so we can toast to a safe world for wildlife. Look out for the recipe, mix your cocktail, and join us live!

2022 Schedule


August 17, 2022 - Rescues at Oakland Zoo (Virtual - Facebook & YouTube Live)

Oakland Zoo has been Taking Action for Wildlife for decades, including rescuing animals in need. In honor of our Centennial year, Oakland Zoo celebrates the 100+ rescued animals that have come into our care. From mountain lions to lizards, birds to black bears- Oakland Zoo's Animal Care Team looks forward to sharing some of our favorite animal rescue stories.

Help us toast to keeping wildlife safe with the "California Condor Cable Car" created by Lake Chalet in Oakland. Look out for the recipe, mix your cocktail, and join us live!


September 28, 2022 - Oakland's Official Bird (In-person - Rocky's Market, Brooklyn Basin, Oakland) - Link for tickets coming soon!

It takes a flock of humans to save the Black-Crowned Night Heron – the official bird of Oakland! Join us to hear from Golden Gate Audubon, International Bird Rescue, and the Oakland Zoo Heron Rescue Team, an alliance of orgs that are Taking Action for Wildlife to keep this funky bird part of our heritage.

This event will take place in person at Rocky's Market, a beautiful, open-air venue right along the waterfront in Oakland at the vibrant community hotspot, Brooklyn Basin.

October 21, 2022 - Wild Wolves (In-person - Zimmer Auditorium, Oakland Zoo) - Link for tickets coming soon!

Packs of Gray Wolves have returned to California with a little help from their human friends. Find out what it takes to ensure their legacy in our state with our special guests: California Wolf Center and Working Circle.

This event will take place in person at Oakland Zoo's Zimmer Auditorium. More details and ticket pricing will be available soon.

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