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SF Office for Finance Issues Budget and Year-End Instructions

March 11, 2020 – Santa Fe College’s Office for Finance has issued their 2020 year-end memo for departments needing wrap up budgets for the fiscal year. All deadlines are firm, so it is imperative as a department budget manager that you take particular care to determine how each deadline impacts your area and schedule accordingly. … Continue reading SF Office for Finance Issues Budget and Year-End Instructions

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Help the SF Teaching Zoo Protect Gorilla Habitats

February 11, 2020 – This spring, the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is joining Gorilla SAFE (Saving Animals From Extinction) and the Gorilla Species Survival Plan for Gorillas on the Line…Answer the Call! This global program aims to increase the recycling of cell phones and small electronics in an effort to protect habitats for gorillas and other wildlife in … Continue reading Help the SF Teaching Zoo Protect Gorilla Habitats

Become a Citizen Scientist with the SF Teaching Zoo and FrogWatch USA!

January 16, 2020 – The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo wants to help you become a citizen scientist. 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 to report data. Frogs are an … Continue reading Become a Citizen Scientist with the SF Teaching Zoo and FrogWatch USA!

SF Teaching Zoo is Certified Sensory Inclusive

January 15, 2020 – KultureCity has partnered with the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo to improve the zoo’s ability to assist and accommodate guests with sensory needs. This new initiative will promote an accommodating and positive experience for all guests with a sensory issue that visits the SF Teaching Zoo. The certification process entailed the … Continue reading SF Teaching Zoo is Certified Sensory Inclusive

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The SF Teaching Zoo and FrogWatch USA! Help You Become a Citizen Scientist

December 9, 2019 – The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo wants to help you become a citizen scientist. 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 to report data. Frogs are an … Continue reading The SF Teaching Zoo and FrogWatch USA! Help You Become a Citizen Scientist

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

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

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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