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“Boo at the Zoo” a Huge Success!

“Boo at the Zoo” a Huge Success!

This Halloween, Santa Fe’s 22nd-annual “Boo at the Zoo” hosted about 6,000 kids and their parents as they walked one of the trails through the zoo to collect candy from a host of costumed characters. The mile-long trail was transformed into 14 themed areas, including “Toy Story,” “Jurassic Park,” “Scooby Doo” and “Willy Wonka & […]

Pumpkin Carving Contest at Santa Fe Teaching Zoo

Pumpkin Carving Contest at Santa Fe Teaching Zoo

Calling all departments! You can never have too many contests at Halloween time. Represent your department and help decorate the zoo’s pumpkin patch. Bring your family-friendly decorated pumpkin to the zoo on Oct. 30 by 3 p.m. and your pumpkin will become a part of Boo at the Zoo! The winner receives a scheduled meet-and-greet […]

Calling for Candy Donations for “Boo at the Zoo”

Calling for Candy Donations for “Boo at the Zoo”

The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is requesting candy donations for Boo-at-the-Zoo. The event will be held Monday Oct. 31, from 3 p.m. to  7:30 p.m. We encourage you to donate bags of individually wrapped, unopened candy, labeled with your name, department and phone number. By doing this, it provides us the opportunity to express […]

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Calling all departments! Represent your department and help decorate the zoo’s pumpkin patch. Bring your family-friendly decorated pumpkin to the zoo on Oct. 30 by 3 p.m. and your pumpkin will become a part of Boo at the Zoo! The winner receives a scheduled meet-and-greet with the zoo’s Galapagos tortoises. For more information, contact Haley […]

Plan Ahead for “Boo at the Zoo” on Halloween Night!

Plan Ahead for “Boo at the Zoo” on Halloween Night!

Halloween is just around the corner and the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is gearing up for our annual Boo at the Zoo event. If you’re looking for a fun, family friendly venue to take your kids trick-or-treating, then this event is perfect for you and your little ones. The zoo will be closed from […]

Santa Fe Teaching Zoo Loses Two of Its Animal Family Members

Santa Fe Teaching Zoo Loses Two of Its Animal Family Members

The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is home to over 200 incredible animals, many of which have lived here for decades. One of the hardest parts of being a zoo keeper is saying goodbye to the animals in our care and with many in their twilight years, we lose individuals to age related illnesses. In […]

Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Part of the Santa Fe Teaching Zoo?

Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Part of the Santa Fe Teaching Zoo?

A question was asked recently on Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo’s Facebook social media page about what is known as “The 50 Pound Test”. The 50 pound test is a part of the program performance standards for the Santa Fe Teaching Zoo Technology program, all incoming students need to be able to adequately perform this […]

Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo, Be a Part of It

Want to be a part of one of the only accredited teaching zoos in the nation? This program is very popular and fills up quickly but the application period is currently open for May 2017.

Santa Fe Teaching Zoo Says Goodbye to Cherished Tree Kangaroo, Katrina

Santa Fe Teaching Zoo Says Goodbye to Cherished Tree Kangaroo, Katrina

Staff and students at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo said goodbye to a cherished member of the zoo family, Katrina the Matschie’s tree kangaroo, on Tuesday, May 24th. The morning prior, staff became concerned when Karina, a highly food motivated individual, refused her diet and exhibited abnormal behavior. She was immediately transported to the University […]

History This Week @ Santa Fe

History This Week @ Santa Fe

July 12, 1990 – SFCC trustees consider tuition increase of $2.00 per credit hour. July 14, 1985 – SFCC Buys a lot in Starke for $140,000 to complete SFCC Center. July 14, 1996 – According to The Gainesville Sun, Faculty to get 5 percent pay raises, other employees 4 percent. July 14, 1999 – According […]

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