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Leap Day: Amphibian Conservation

Wed, 29 Feb, 2012 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Leap Day: Amphibian Conservation
Wednesday, February 29
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Where have all the frogs gone? Leap to Woodland Park Zoo and join staff celebrating recent uplifting news stories concerning the amphibian extinction crisis including the successful reintroduction and headstarting programs, rediscovery of presumed extinct amphibian species, and populations of some amphibians that are adapting to the effects of amphibian chytrid fungus. Enjoy frog-themed crafts, programming on our leaping friends in Zoomazium and special presentations.

Free with zoo admission or membership.


9:30-1:00         Amphibian Discovery  Stations          
EducationCenter, Classroom 2

Hands-on, frog-themed crafts and staff-led discovery stations for kids and their families.

10:30   Creature Feature                                             Zoomazium

Hear a story and meet a live animal!

11:30   Shake Rattle and Roar!                                   Zoomazium

A toddler dance party with animal songs!

11:30  OregonSpotted Frog Talk                             

Meet a zookeeper!  Learn aboutOregonspotted frogs, and how the zoo is helping them to survive in the wild.

Noon   Terrific Toads!                                               
Day Exhibit

Learn about toads, and why they are so terrific!

12:30   Frog Puppet Show                                         

Puppets sing about frogs!  Puppets dance!  

1:00     Axolotl Talk                                                   
Day Exhibit

What is an axolotl??  Meet a zookeeper, and learn about these interesting animals! Hear where they live, how they survive, and about their conservation.

2:00     Amphibian Talk                                             
Day Exhibit

Meet a zookeeper and learn amazing amphibian facts!

3:00     Poison Dart Frog Talk                                    
Day Exhibit

Meet a zookeeper and learn about poison dart frogs.

3:45     Frog Puppet Show                                         

Puppets sing about frogs!  Puppets dance!  

Fees: Free with zoo admission or membership.
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