News: education

'Legos at the Zoo' combines rhinos, elephants, robotics

The 16th annual Legos at the Zoo science fair, free and open to the public, takes place June 4-5 in the Skyline Room, just downstairs from the Cascade Grill. Zoo admission is not required to attend.

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June 2, 2016

Zoo invites visitors to help fight extinction May 21

Sea otters, Asian elephants and California condors are three of the most iconic species at the Oregon Zoo. They are also among the most threatened. On Saturday, May... Read More

May 18, 2016

Zoo gets $224K challenge grant to expand education efforts

Want to help inspire the next generation of conservation leaders? The Oregon Zoo is endeavoring to do just that, and right now a gift to the zoo foundation's... Read More

May 17, 2016

Oregon Zoo seeks pika watchers for summer season

The Oregon Zoo is once again deputizing volunteers of all ages to seek out one of the cutest endangered animals in the world.

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April 27, 2016

Spring, summer camps help connect kids with nature

With spring just around the corner, Northwest campers should be prepared for encounters with bears, cougars and bobcats — not to mention elephants, lions and... Read More

March 8, 2016

Five invasive species horror stories at the Oregon Zoo

Invasive species are plants and animals that play an important role in their native ecosystems, but wreak havoc when humans transport them to foreign lands.

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February 18, 2016