SF Teaching Zoo

Three cheers for Boo at the Zoo!!! (And a plug for our new podcast)

We did good!! Big thanks to everyone who attended Boo at the Zoo this year. You helped donate a grand total of 5,330 cans of food! This food will be distributed by Catholic Charities Gainesville and by our own Gainesville Harvest @ SF food pantry. It will help feed our students who are food insecure, and other … Continue reading Three cheers for Boo at the Zoo!!! (And a plug for our new podcast)

Candy Donations Wanted for Next Week’s Boo at the Zoo

October 25, 2019 – The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is requesting candy donations for their 25th annual Boo at the Zoo. The event will be held Thursday, 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. By … Continue reading Candy Donations Wanted for Next Week’s Boo at the Zoo

SF Teaching Zoo Holds Pumpkin Carving Contest

October 16, 2019 – 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 Wednesday, Oct. 30, by 3 p.m. and your pumpkin will become a … Continue reading SF Teaching Zoo Holds Pumpkin Carving Contest

Santa Fe College Selects Dr. Paul Broadie II To Be College’s Fifth President

October 4, 2019 – The Santa Fe College District Board of Trustees unanimously endorsed Dr. Paul Broadie as the new SF President at a meeting on October 3, 2019.  Dr. Broadie, who currently serves as President at both Gateway Community College and Housatonic Community College in Connecticut, becomes the fifth President in the College’s 54-year … Continue reading Santa Fe College Selects Dr. Paul Broadie II To Be College’s Fifth President

Santa Fe College Adjunct Faculty Reject Union

September 19, 2019  – Santa Fe College adjunct faculty members have voted against joining the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). SEIU filed a petition in December 2018, seeking to represent the college’s adjunct faculty, and an election was held from Aug. 23 – Sept. 19. The Public Employee Relations Commission (PERC) reported today the vote … Continue reading Santa Fe College Adjunct Faculty Reject Union

A roseate spoonbill in the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo walk-through aviary.

Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo Hosts “Quiet Time” for Children on Autism Spectrum

September 16, 2019 – The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is becoming a sensory-inclusive certified zoo, and will hold a special event for children on the autism spectrum Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 – 11 a.m. Quiet Time at the Zoo will include interactive sensory stations and quiet zones, animal encounters, keeper talks, training demonstrations … Continue reading Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo Hosts “Quiet Time” for Children on Autism Spectrum

SFPD Investigating Potential Theft From Zoo

August 26, 2019 – The Santa Fe College Police Department is investigating the possible theft of a Solomon Island/Prehensile-tailed skink from the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo. On Sunday, Aug. 25, staff at the zoo reported the skink was missing from its exhibit. After a preliminary check of the surrounding area, SF Teaching Zoo staff … Continue reading SFPD Investigating Potential Theft From Zoo

SF Teaching Zoo Invites You to Take the Plastic Free EcoChallenge

May 30, 2019 – The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo wants your department to create a team, or join the SF Teaching Zoo Zero Wasters team in this year’s Plastic Free EcoChallenge. Inspired by the Australian-founded initiative, Plastic Free EcoChallenge is a 31-day international challenge to raise awareness about the problems with plastic; to provide … Continue reading SF Teaching Zoo Invites You to Take the Plastic Free EcoChallenge

A young tree kangaroo and mother photographed at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo

Celebrate Tree Kangaroo Awareness Day May 19 at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo

May 13, 2019 – The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is home to the Matschie’s tree kangaroo, an endangered species native to a small area of Papua New Guinea. Bring the whole family out to the zoo Sunday, May 19, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. to see these rare, majestic animals and learn how … Continue reading Celebrate Tree Kangaroo Awareness Day May 19 at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo

Presidential Search Consultant Named and Search Committee Members Selected

April 4, 2019 – The District Board of Trustees of Santa Fe College has selected AGB Search to provide consulting services to assist the college in recruiting and selecting the next SF President following President Jackson Sasser’s announcement that he will be retiring in early 2020.  AGB Search has served as the presidential search consultant … Continue reading Presidential Search Consultant Named and Search Committee Members Selected

Santa Fe College Opening Doors mug photographed in front of some azaleas

First 200 SF Employees to Complete New Mandatory Training Will Receive a Free Gift

April 3, 2019 – Santa Fe College is rolling out two new online employee training courses: FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) and Cybersecurity. These training courses are designed to give SF faculty and staff the information they need to protect student information, and provide a fundamental understanding of computer security and their roles … Continue reading First 200 SF Employees to Complete New Mandatory Training Will Receive a Free Gift

CCS Reminder: Make Sure You Are Using the Most Current Email Signatures

January 24, 2019 – Your friends at Communications & Creative Services (CCS) want to remind you to make sure your email signature is correct and up to date. Please visit the Email Signatures page and get the current email signatures. The new email signature communicates important information. It lets people within the college know what … Continue reading CCS Reminder: Make Sure You Are Using the Most Current Email Signatures

SF Teaching Zoo Holding Workshops for Citizen Scientists

January 11, 2019 – The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo wants you to become a citizen scientist with FrogWatch USA. Frogwatch USA is a program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) that offers individuals an opportunity to learn about the wetlands in their community, identify local frog calls and report data. Frogs are … Continue reading SF Teaching Zoo Holding Workshops for Citizen Scientists

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

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