SF Teaching Zoo

SF Teaching Zoo Mourns the Passing of Peregrine Falcon

December 12, 2018 – Over the weekend, the staff and zookeepers at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo suffered an incredible loss. Millie, the peregrine falcon, passed away. In 2014, she was brought to the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine after being shot by a pellet gun. The vets and technicians performed surgery … Continue reading SF Teaching Zoo Mourns the Passing of Peregrine Falcon

Emergency Notification System (ENS) Tests Scheduled for Tuesday   

December 12, 2018 – As the fall term comes to an end, Santa Fe College will run a test of their Emergency Notification System (ENS) on the Northwest Campus and all SF centers Tuesday, Dec. 18. The test will allow the college to make sure all messaging systems will work well in advance of an … Continue reading Emergency Notification System (ENS) Tests Scheduled for Tuesday   

Free Admission to the SF Teaching Zoo for Veterans and Active Military

November 7, 2018 – The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is offering free admission to veterans and active military members for Veterans Day weekend. Visit the zoo between Saturday, Nov. 10 and Monday, Nov. 12 with valid military ID at the ticket window to receive free admission for you and one guest. The SF Teaching … Continue reading Free Admission to the SF Teaching Zoo for Veterans and Active Military

Rose Christy Wins SF Teaching Zoo Pumpkin Carving Contest

November 1, 2018 – The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo announced the winner of the annual pumpkin carving contest. Rose Christy, in SF’s Office for Advancement, submitted a beautifully carved pumpkin topped with sparkly black hair. In addition to winning the contest, the pumpkin was the talk of the zoo as students and staff prepared … Continue reading Rose Christy Wins SF Teaching Zoo Pumpkin Carving Contest

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Carve a Pumpkin for the SF Teaching Zoo’s “Boo at the Zoo”

October 22, 2018 – The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is looking for artists who want to submit decorated pumpkins for their pumpkin carving contest. Represent your department and help decorate the zoo’s pumpkin patch. Bring your family-friendly decorated pumpkin to the zoo Tuesday, Oct. 30, by 3 p.m. and your pumpkin will become a … Continue reading Carve a Pumpkin for the SF Teaching Zoo’s “Boo at the Zoo”

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Santa Fe College One of Three Florida Zoos Receiving National Award for Conservation

October 15, 2018 – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) announced that the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo, Brevard Zoo and the Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society have been recognized with AZA’s 2018 North American Conservation Award for significant achievement in the Perdido Key beach mouse Species Survival Plan program. The three AZA-accredited … Continue reading Santa Fe College One of Three Florida Zoos Receiving National Award for Conservation

Boo at the Zoo” at the SF Teaching Zoo is Wednesday, Oct. 31

October 15, 2018 – The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo will be holding its annual “Boo at the Zoo” event Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, from 3 – 7:30 p.m. Admission to “Boo at the Zoo” is one canned good per person. The collected canned goods will be donated to Catholic Charities and Gainesville Harvest food … Continue reading Boo at the Zoo” at the SF Teaching Zoo is Wednesday, Oct. 31

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A United Way Message From Dr. Sasser

October 12, 2018 – Santa Fe College President Jackson Sasser released a message to SF employees about the current United Way fundraiser.   Dear Santa Fe College Family: Santa Fe College and United Way share a common mission – to serve, to educate and to build healthy communities. More simply, we are attached in our … Continue reading A United Way Message From Dr. Sasser

24th Annual Boo at the Zoo

Donate Candy for the SF Teaching Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo

  October 11, 2018 – The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is requesting candy donations for their 24th annual “Boo at the Zoo.” The event will be held Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 3 until 7:30 p.m. We encourage you to donate bags of individually wrapped, unopened candy, labeled with your name, department and phone number. … Continue reading Donate Candy for the SF Teaching Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo

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Santa Fe College Will CLOSE at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10

UPDATED 11:20 a.m. October 10, 2018 – Due to the increased threat of impacts to the region because of Hurricane Michael, Santa Fe College will CLOSE at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 10.   October 10, 2018 – Santa Fe College Emergency Management officials will continue to track the path of Hurricane Michael. The college remains … Continue reading Santa Fe College Will CLOSE at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10

A turtle at the SF Teaching Zoo eating a pumpkin

Pumpkin Carving Contest for SF Teaching Zoo

October 5, 2018 – The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is looking for artists who want to submit decorated pumpkins for their pumpkin carving contest. Represent your department and help decorate the zoo’s pumpkin patch. Bring your family-friendly decorated pumpkin to the zoo Tuesday, Oct. 30, by 3 p.m. and your pumpkin will become a … Continue reading Pumpkin Carving Contest for SF Teaching Zoo

The 24th Annual “Boo at the Zoo” at Santa Fe College

October 3, 2018 – The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo will be holding its annual “Boo at the Zoo” event Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, from 3 – 7:30 p.m. The zoo will be closed earlier in the day so it can undergo its transformation into a family-friendly Halloween wonderland. Admission to “Boo at the Zoo” is … Continue reading The 24th Annual “Boo at the Zoo” at Santa Fe College

Nationwide Alert Test Scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 3

October 3, 2018 – A national alert test is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. The test is part of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts. In coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), mobile phone users should get an alert on their phones at 2:18 … Continue reading Nationwide Alert Test Scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 3

Fall 2018 Faculty and Staff Headshots Scheduled for Next Week

September 14, 2018 – If you need a new professional headshot photograph for the new academic year, be sure to stop by the photography studio in Building P, Room 238-B just outside the Communications & Creative Services office. Staff photographer, Matt Stamey, will be available to take pictures during the following times: Monday, Sept. 17 – … Continue reading Fall 2018 Faculty and Staff Headshots Scheduled for Next Week

2018 Alachua County Heart Walk is September 22

September 14, 2018 – Santa Fe College will serve as the site for the 2018 Alachua County Heart Walk Saturday, Sept. 22. SF has four teams signed up to participate in the three-mile walk, which will include portions of the SF Teaching Zoo. SF employees are encouraged and invited to join one of our teams, … Continue reading 2018 Alachua County Heart Walk is September 22

Email Reminder – Communication from SF Employees and Phishing Scams

August 30, 2018 – Santa Fe College employees should be constantly vigilant about potential phishing emails. SF’s Information Technology Services (ITS) has taken several steps to ensure the security of the campus email accounts. Emails from personal email accounts should be considered suspect, especially if you have never received any correspondence from that personal email … Continue reading Email Reminder – Communication from SF Employees and Phishing Scams

Fall 2018 Faculty and Staff Headshots Scheduled for Sept. 17-21

August 28, 2018 – Communications & Creative Services will have the studio in Building P, room 238-B, set up for formal headshots during the following times: Monday, Sept. 17 – from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 – from 9 a.m. – noon Thursday, Sept. 20 – from 1-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 – from 9 a.m. – noon Any … Continue reading Fall 2018 Faculty and Staff Headshots Scheduled for Sept. 17-21