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Leap Day: Amphibian Conservation

Sat, 3 Mar, 2012 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Leap Day: Amphibian Conservation
Saturday, March 3
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

March 3: free zoo admission for kids ages 3-12 dressed in green or other frog-themed gear with each paid adult.

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.

Schedule:

10:30   Creature Feature                                                         Zoomazium

Hear a story and meet a live animal!

10:30   Poison Dart Frog Talk                                                 Day Exhibit

Meet a zookeeper and learn about poison dart frogs.

11:00   An Amphibian Conservation Celebration                  
ARC

            Learn from national experts about the amazing world of amphibians and what is being done to save them!

  • Ron Gagliardo                       Amphibian ARK
  • Keith Neitman                       Woodland Park Zookeeper
  • Dr. Jennifer Pramuk               Woodland Park Zoo Curator of Herpetology

11:30   Shake Rattle and Roar!                                   Zoomazium

A toddler dance party with animal songs!

Noon – 1:00    Meet Webbly!                                    
West Plaza

Meet the Everett AquaSox mascot, Webbly, the red eyed tree frog!

12:30   Frog Puppet Show                                         
Zoomazium

Puppets sing about frogs!  Puppets dance!  

1:00     Amazing Amphibians                                    
Day Exhibit

Meet a zookeeper and learn about amazing amphibians

1:00     Raptor Flight Program                                   
Raptor Center

Learn about birds of prey and watch them fly

2:00     Poison Dart Frog talk                                     
Tropical Rain Forest

Meet a zookeeper and learn about poison dart frogs.

2:00     Elephant Keeper Chat                                    
ElephantForest

Meet a zookeeper and learn about elephants!

3:45     Frog Puppet Show                                         
Zoomazium

Puppets sing about frogs!  Puppets dance!  

 

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