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Category: Community Partnerships

Stay Sun Safe at the OKC Zoo with New Sunscreen Dispensers

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden has teamed up with Stephenson Cancer Center to provide five free sunscreen dispensers to visitors through this Labor Day, Monday, September 2. The bright yellow sunscreen dispensers provide UVA-UVB sunscreen with SPF 30 which helps protect skin from the harmful effects of the sun, including skin cancers like melanoma. The five dispensers are located in the men’s and women’s restrooms in the entry plaza, the men’s and... Read More
at Monday, July 15, 2019
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Growing Knowledge: OKC Zoo’s First Botanical Garden Research Study Underway

The OKC Zoo’s butterfly and pollinator habitat is in bloom and teeming with life this month as caterpillars munch away on host plants and butterflies stop by for a quick drink of nectar. June is a great month to enjoy our gardens as many early summer blooming perennials, like milkweed, are in full bloom and attracting countless beneficial insects. The butterfly garden and pollinator habitat is the scene of a very important research project from the Oklahoma County Conservation... Read More
at Friday, June 7, 2019
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Dr Pepper Vending Machine Art Contest Winners Announced

We asked Oklahoma students to spread their creative wings for conservation, and they rose to the challenge! The Oklahoma City Zoo and Dr Pepper are proud to announce the winners of the 15 th annual Dr Pepper Vending Machine Art Contest. This spring, Oklahoma students in kindergarten through 12 th grade were invited to enter the contest for the opportunity to have their artwork featured on a Dr Pepper machine at the OKC Zoo and win prizes from OKC Outlets and the Zoo. This year’s winning... Read More
at Friday, April 26, 2019
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Boeing Pollinator Project Takes Flight with OKC Zoo Poo Partnership

The Oklahoma Zoo and Botanical Garden recently partnered with Boeing to help an employee-led pollinator project take flight. The Zoo supplied five cubic yards (about the amount that fills a pick-up truck’s bed) of its new premium compost, OKC Zoo Poo , to Boeing for use in the new pollinator garden on the company’s southeast Oklahoma City campus. The compost super charges the soil, improves drainage and provides extra nutrients to help plants grow and take root. The purpose... Read More
at Thursday, April 25, 2019
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Summer Savings Adventure Sweepstakes Returns to the OKC Zoo

Go wild for education this summer! The Oklahoma City Zoo has partnered with the Oklahoma 529 College Savings Plan (OCSP) for the third annual Summer Savings Adventure Sweepstakes. One randomly-selected Oklahoma child will win $5,529 toward an Oklahoma 529 College Savings Plan account. To enter, visit . The Summer Savings Adventure encourages families to take time this summer to plan how they will pay for college. The 2018 Summer Savings Adventure Sweepstakes... Read More
at Wednesday, June 6, 2018
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OKC Zoo/Bob Moore Subaru Unveil ZOObarus

On Thursday, May 31, Bob Moore Subaru and the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden unveiled the new educational outreach program vehicle, known as a ZOObaru, which will bring the message of animal conservation to rural and underserved communities across Oklahoma. Previously known as ZooMobiles, the new ZOObarus are replacing 12-year-old vehicles with over 100,000 miles. Transported by ZOObaru, animal ambassadors are essential to building wildlife conservation... Read More
at Thursday, May 31, 2018
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OKC Zoo Announces Results from April Food Drive

News 9 and the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden partnered with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to fight childhood hunger by offering OKC Zoo guests half off admission from Friday, April 6, through Sunday, April 8. Despite an extreme cold front bringing frigid temperatures and high winds, the drive raised 539 pounds of non-perishable food items for the RFBO School Pantry Program. The program provides chronically hungry middle and high school students with food to sustain them... Read More
at Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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OKC Zoo Curator to Lead First Monarch Meetup

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens is partnering with Okies for Monarchs to present Monarch Meetup , a community education event, on Tuesday, March 13 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Hideaway Pizza in Norman . Dr. Rebecca Snyder, OKC Zoo Curator and Oklahoma Monarch & Pollinator Collaborative member, will provide information about the critical role pollinators play in maintaining healthy ecosystems and explain how all Oklahomans can join the statewide effort to increase habitat for... Read More
at Tuesday, March 6, 2018
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Master Gardeners “Dig In” at OKC Zoo’s Botanical Garden

Public gardens like those at the Oklahoma City Zoo rely on a steady stream of volunteers to supplement regular garden staff and anyone from retired seniors interested in gardening to horticulture enthusiasts are invited to join the Zoo's botanic team any time of year. I recently visited the Oklahoma State University County Extension Office to speak with a local Master Gardener group regarding the Zoo's diverse volunteer opportunities, including the planting of... Read More
at Monday, January 15, 2018
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