News: education

Zoo's winter day camps help kids connect with wildlife

Winter break is a great time for kids to connect with nature and explore the wild realms of the Oregon Zoo. At the zoo's winter break day camps — held Dec. 21-23 and Dec. 28-31 — campers embark on an imaginative quest each day, meeting animals up close and solving mysteries in different animal kingdoms.

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December 18, 2015

Small Actions: Tell us how you protect wildlife

It's been a year since we launched Small Actions, and we're marking the occasion with a contest for our community to nominate their own wildlife friendly actions.... Read More

November 19, 2015

Lace up Thanksgiving morning for zoo's annual Turkey Trot

The Oregon Zoo invites runners and walkers of all ages to its annual Turkey Trot on Thursday, Nov. 26. The Thanksgiving Day tradition, organized by the Oregon Road... Read More

November 13, 2015

Wildlife workshop at zoo aims to get the lead out

The workshop aims to provide an interactive forum where Northwest hunters and wildlife professionals can learn about and discuss the effects of lead on the area's... Read More

November 1, 2015

Pachyderms pulverize pumpkins in prelude to 'Howloween'

Visitors can see some of the world's largest land animals demolish one of the area's largest pumpkins at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30, during the Oregon Zoo's annual... Read More

October 29, 2015

$280K in grants to boost vision for zoo's new ed center

Two significant grants awarded recently will support the Oregon Zoo's new conservation education center, set to open in 2017.

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October 23, 2015