Celebrate World Wetlands Day with keeper talks and activities at the Oregon Zoo
Countless plants and creatures—including humans—are dependent on wetlands for survival, and our everyday actions can impact their health.
There will be educational activities in the Nature Exploration Station. Wildlife experts will be educating the community about ocean debris, National Wildlife Refuges, beavers and their important role in the ecosystem, the recovery of bald eagles, aquatic invasive species and salmon.
Keepers will help to inform the community about what small actions humans can take to create a better future for our wetlands and their inhabitants. Learn from biologists about wetlands projects and learn about the zoo's conservation work with pond turtles.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Educational activities in the Nature Exploration Station
11:30 a.m. Crocodile feeding at African Rainforest
12:30 p.m. Flamingo keeper talk in African Birdwalk
1 p.m. Pond turtle weighing in the Nature Exploration Station
1:30 p.m. River otter and beaver keeper talks in the Great Northwest
2:30 p.m. Duck keeper talk in the Great Northwest
Free with zoo admission