Sunday, September 24, 2023
Join your fellow WARR members at the Calgary Zoo for a day exploring the Park followed by Buffet Dinner and Dance in the Safari Room!
Includes admission to the Calgary Zoo anytime between 12:00pm - 5:30pm to enjoy the park. WARR Members must check-in at the North Entrance with photo ID and a copy of their emailed ticket, which will be sent out on September 22nd to the email address on your registration.
The Safari Room opens at 5:30pm
Special Events at the Zoo Sept 24th:
Audiences will be inspired to learn, care and act for the flora and fauna in our provincial backyard and be primed for the three-day festival at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo. Visitors will get the chance to dive deeper into some of the zoo's conservation efforts to preserve Alberta’s species-at-risk, such as the burrowing owl and whooping crane. All activities are included with zoo day admission or memberships and include:
- Indigenous Connections: Daily storytelling moments from 1-2 pm. Learn about Indigenous connections to the land from First Nations and Métis knowledge keepers from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm. Speakers include Elder Clarence Wolfleg sharing about the Blackfoot connection to the land and Matt Hiltermann (Métis historian and sash weaver) discussing Métis culture and connection to the land.
- Conservation Scientist Showcase: Meet some of the field staff involved in Wilder Institute conservation programs in Alberta and see the gear they use to undertake observation, tracking, and other data collection in our translocation projects. Daily from 2:30-3:30 pm
- Whooping Crane Board Game: Learn about the successes and challenges Whooping Cranes face on their migration journey from Alberta to coastal Texas in this snake and ladders-esque adventure.
- Animal Tracks Activity: Design your own animal tracks! Learn how to identify different species of animals by their tracks and make your own clay footprint to take home.
By conserving, protecting, and revering our province's precious biodiversity, Albertans can ensure that both wildlife and future generations can revel in it the benefits and enjoyment that its biodiversity provides. After all, it’s in our nature.