News: education

Summer nature programs explore 'PDX wilderness'

Looking for something new to do outside this summer? How about searching for owls by night, exploring a recently protected wetland area or learning to build a fire without matches? Beginning this weekend, nature lovers and not-so-outdoorsy types alike can experience the Oregon summer through a series of outdoor programs led by naturalists from the Oregon Zoo's education division.

Read More
June 26, 2014

New game helps kids be wildlife-friendly tech consumers

Cell phones, laptops and other such devices are a way of life in our modern world — chances are you're reading this on one now. But there's a hidden cost to all this... Read More

June 24, 2014

When school's out, zoo camps connect kids with nature

School's almost out — have you made plans for your kids this summer? Opportunities for summer fun and learning are going fast at the Oregon Zoo. The zoo's popular... Read More

June 12, 2014

Zoo conservationists to go 'Bowling for Rhinos' June 21

It's a critical time for rhinos worldwide. More than 1,000 rhinos were killed last year in South Africa alone. And with two of the five rhino species perilously... Read More

June 5, 2014

Special-needs kids, families enjoy free day at the zoo

A special group of kids received the VIP treatment at the Oregon Zoo last week. On Thursday, May 29, the zoo welcomed hundreds of children with special health-care... Read More

June 2, 2014

10-year-old's change jar makes change for orangutans

Landon Clark's first orangutan encounter was with Inji. He was 2. She was 45. A photo from that visit shows them sizing each other up across the glass, marking the... Read More

May 27, 2014