BREVARD ZOO'S MISSION:
"Wildlife Conservation Through Education and Participation"
...it's more than a slogan at Brevard Zoo!
Our keepers with puppets from environmental education suitcase they purchased for Congo Project.
We actively support local and international wildlife conservation projects. Since 2001, we have awarded more than $435,000 in grants to conservation projects around the world. Thanks to our Quarters for Conservation program and YOU! - 25 cents from every Zoo admission goes to support these vital programs. As visitors to the Zoo, we encourage you to vote on the projects that interest you most. To learn more about Quarters for Conservation, CLICK HERE
QUARTERS FOR CONSERVATION
Since 2011, your visit and votes have raised over $85,000 for conservation!
In 2012, Quarters for Conservation funded the following projects:
- Red-cockaded Woodpecker research and conservation- $1,725
- Cassowary conservation- $3,500
- Florida Scrub-Jay translocation and monitoring- $2,025
- Florida Grasshopper Sparrow- $1,875
- Oyster reef restoration and Adopt-A-Mangrove program- $3,375
- Atala Butterfly captive breeding program- $2,250
- Sea turtle research and conservation- $2, 450
- Dolphin research and conservation- $3,075
- Northern Right Whale conservation and Manatee research and conservation- $2,000
- African carnivore research and conservation- $2,475
- Gorilla conservation through education- $2,000
- African horns and hooves conservation- $1,865
CONSERVATION GUEST SPEAKERS
Would you like to learn more about a Brevard Zoo conservation project? Have the Zoo come to you!
CLICK HERE to download a guest speaker application.
Please note, Brevard Zoo is able to provide a limited number of off-site presentations. Only applications that demonstrate a strong match in curriculum, goals or mission will be considered.
If you are interested in one of Brevard Zoo’s Education programs including program animal presentations, please contact the Brevard Zoo Education Registrar at 321.254.9453 x219.
Conservation Chats- Every Wednesday in June
Join us from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday evenings in June, for an evening of learning and discussion with conservation and research experts! Conservation Chats are in the Nyami Nyami River Lodge at Brevard Zoo. Conservation Chats are free to the public. Refreshments will be available for purchase prior to and during the chats, so plan to arrive at 5:30 p.m. and have a cocktail for conservation! Reservations are not required, however it is appreciated if you R.S.V.P. Please contact Amy Reaume, conservation coordinator, at 321.254.9453 ext. 240 or email email@example.com.
Monofilament Recovery and Recycling Program
Matt Culver, Brevard County Natural Resources Office
Diamondback Terrapins - local conservation and outreach efforts
Marc Virgilio, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
The Importance of Wildlife Corridors
Margo McKnight, former Director of the Wildlands Network
Brevard Zoo Executive Director 1998 through 2004
Research and conservation of large African predators
Dr. Michael Briggs, African Predator Conservation Research Organization
RECOMMENDED CONSERVATION READING
- Gorilla in the Mist – Dian Fossey
- Shadows of Man – Jane Goodall
- Visions of Caliban – Jane Goodall
- Born Free: A Lioness of Two Worlds –Joy Adamson
- Cry of the Kalahari – Mark & Delia Owens
- Babylon’s Ark: The Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo – Anthony Lawrence
- Gorilla in Our Midst: The Story of the Columbus Zoo Gorillas – Jeff Lyttle
- Tales of a Shaman’s Apprentice: An Ethnobotanist Searches for New Medicines in the Amazon Rain Forest– Mark Plotkin
- The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest – Lynne Cherry
- Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship – Craig Hatkoff
- Gorilla Doctors: Saving Endangered Great Apes (Scientists in the Field) – Pamela Turner
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