Thrive Day 2




Dear Friend,

Thanks for joining us last night for Thrive Day 2 hosted by Network for Nature! I am so energized by your passion for wildlife conservation and interest in our super cool conservationists who are pioneering tech to change the world:

  • Lisa Dabek, PhD, Woodland Park Zoo, Senior Conservation Scientist/Director of the Papua New Guinea Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program
  • Lucas Joppa, PhD, Microsoft Chief Environmental Scientist
  • K. Ullas Karanth, PhD, Director for Science-Asia, Wildlife Conservation Society
  • Krithi K. Karanth, PhD, Associate Conservation Scientist, Asia, Wildlife Conservation Society
  • Bonnie Lei, Microsoft, Project Manager, Microsoft AI for Earth
  • Robert Long, PhD, Woodland Park Zoo, Senior Conservation Scientist, Field Conservation
  • Ted Schmitt, Vulcan, Principal Business Development Manager

If you were unable to make a gift last night, there is still an opportunity to stand together for wildlife today. I invite you to do so here. To make your donation go even further, check to see if your employer has a matching gift program.

Your gift today directly supports our Field Conservation Scientists like Lisa and Robert who save species from extinction. I deeply appreciate you joining our movement to stand together for wildlife and hope to see you soon at the zoo!


Alejandro Grajal, PhD
Woodland Park Zoo President and CEO

PS: Interested in learning more about our young professional network, Network for Nature? Check it out here.



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Wednesday February 28
6:00 PM
Hosted by Network For Nature, Woodland Park Zoo's young professionals network
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Thrive Day 2: Drink Beer, Save Species, Talk Tech & Conservation:
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Unable to attend Thrive Day 2 but want to support your zoo? Gifts of all sizes make a difference!

Research reveals that people are healthier, happier, and perhaps even smarter and more creative when they are connected to nature. Simply put, nature makes us more human.

Woodland Park Zoo offers 92 lush green acres, buzzing with the energy of more than 300 animal species from around the planet, right here in the heart of our booming city.

As Seattle evolves as a dynamic, urban center, we need your help to ensure our zoo remains an oasis for nature play and rediscovering our humanity by connecting with animals that share our planet. Your support enables Woodland Park Zoo to lead more than 1.3 million visitors each year on a journey that inspires a lifelong love of animals, makes science come alive and helps people take conservation action. Thank you!

Sponsor Thrive Day 2


As part of your sponsorship you can take advantage of the zoo’s 1.10+ BILLION total media reach, 150,000 Facebook fans, and 29 million YouTube video views (a number that makes Woodland Park Zoo the most viewed zoo in the western hemisphere). Woodland Park Zoo also has the largest membership base among Puget Sound museum and cultural attractions with more than 40,500 members. By sponsoring Thrive Day 2 event and reception, your company will receive tickets to this rsvp-only event in addition to the following benefits:

Thrive Day 2 Sponsor Benefits

Wide-spread Logo Recognition

  • Your company logo / name included on event collateral, including email invitation sent to over 500 community and philanthropic leaders in the Puget Sound Region.
  • Sponsor logo / name recognition integrated into signage and video screens at the Thrive Day 2 event and reception.
  • Sponsor company logos / names included in event advertisements, including two in MyZoo quarterly membership magazine (40,000 print readership).

Benefits Beyond the Event

  • Invite your company’s employees or clients to Woodland Park Zoo with complimentary admission tickets!
  • Invite your company’s employees to Woodland Park Zoo with special invites to Wild at Heart donor events.