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“Love is in the Air” Adoption Special

Feb 5 2013
by NEW Zoo Education Dept

“Love is in the Air” Spring Special Adoption Package It’s that time of year when LOVE is in the air! To celebrate the spring season and all that it brings, we are offering a SHARE THE CARE Animal Adoption SPECIAL! Now through the end of March: Adopt at the $25 Cousin level, and you’ll be […]

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Summer Zoo Camp 2013

Jan 15 2013
by NEW Zoo Education Dept

The NEW Zoo is pleased to announce our 3rd annual Summer Zoo Camp Program for elementary school-aged children.  Children who participate are sure to have a WILD time! The 2013 Summer Zoo Camp program will begin at 8:45am and end at 2:00pm each day.  Children must be registered to attend a day that corresponds to […]

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The “I” in HIPPO

Dec 8 2012
by NEW Zoo Education Dept

There are many reasons in our world why plant and animal species become rare and endangered, or under the threat of extinction.  However, environmental scientists and naturalists – like we educators here at the NEW Zoo – have noticed that there are five main reasons that can account for the majority of species becoming threatened.  […]

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The “H” in HIPPO

Nov 20 2012
by NEW Zoo Education Dept

The “H” in HIPPO There are many reasons in our world why plant and animal species become rare and endangered, or under the threat of extinction.  However, environmental scientists and naturalists – like we educators here at the NEW Zoo – have noticed that there are five main reasons that can account for the majority […]

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Penguin Project Diary – Entry 6

Sep 26 2012
by NEW Zoo Education Dept

Hi from Peru everyone! Yesterday after our normal morning shifts, we put together a program for the guano mine workers to educate them about what all the volunteers are doing here, and about the reserve. We split the workers up into five groups, then led them to several different stations at the reserve. We started […]

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Penguin Project Diary – Entry 5

Sep 21 2012
by NEW Zoo Education Dept

Today in Peru it was a bit misty and cooler than it has been. The guano was sticky, like the red clay at home, and built up on the bottom of my shoes. The nearby cormorants were doing a lot more of their mating dance today – crossing beaks, twisting their necks and rubbing them […]

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Penguin Project Diary – Entry 4

Sep 20 2012
by NEW Zoo Education Dept

Hello again from Peru! Today at the guano extraction site, we started to collect more data on the cormorant colony that lives there. We look at the group that hangs out behind the blind versus the group that is exposed to the miners, to be able to prove scientifically that the blind is helpful in […]

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Penguin Project Diary – Entry 3

Sep 17 2012
by NEW Zoo Education Dept

Hola from Peru again!! Today, after our shifts at the guano sight, Marco, one of the main Biologists at Punta San Juan reserve, took us all on “Marco’s Marcona Market Tour!” Marcona is the city near the Reserve. There were many venders selling everything from small toys and electronics to t-shirts to fruit and veggies. […]

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Penguin Project Diary – Entry 2

Sep 14 2012
by NEW Zoo Education Dept

Hello again from Peru! Dawn and I are having a great time here helping out with the research around Punta San Juan and with the guano harvest. What is a “guano harvest,” you ask?  Well, the guano harvest takes place every five to seven years, and it is run by the Peruvian government. They use […]

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Penguin Project Diary – Entry 1

Sep 12 2012
by NEW Zoo Education Dept

So Dawn and I made it to the Punta San Juan Reserve, via the night bus, early, early Monday morning!! Right away, the whole group went out into the desert for training on the reserve, to learn all of the north and south beaches, how to do animal counts and checks, and how to not […]

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