SF Teaching Zoo

SF Teaching Zoo and SFPD Team Up for Canned Food Drive

October 15, 2020 – The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo and Santa Fe College Police Department are working together to help food-insecure families in the community with a canned food drive. Beginning Thursday, Oct. 15 through Friday, Nov. 20, they will be hosting #WhoCanYouCan, collecting canned goods for the Gainesville Harvest Food Bank and Catholic … Continue reading SF Teaching Zoo and SFPD Team Up for Canned Food Drive

SF Faculty, Staff and Families Can Visit Zoo Beginning Oct. 13

October 9, 2020 – After months of closure due to the current health crisis, staff and zookeepers at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo will begin a phased reopening of the zoo. The zoo is excited to welcome SF faculty and staff back to the SF Teaching Zoo for the first phase of reopening. Starting Tuesday, Oct. … Continue reading SF Faculty, Staff and Families Can Visit Zoo Beginning Oct. 13

SF Teaching Zoo Welcomes New Bald Eagle

October 5, 2020 – In the midst of a global pandemic, the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo strives to continue to fulfill its mission to protect wildlife. On July 23, 2020, staff and zookeepers welcomed a rehabilitated juvenile bald eagle to the zoo family. Earlier this year, Three Rivers State Park service officials and volunteers … Continue reading SF Teaching Zoo Welcomes New Bald Eagle

Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo Cancels “Boo at the Zoo” for This Year

September 21, 2020 – The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo regretfully announces that their annual family-friendly trick-or-treat event “Boo at the Zoo” has been canceled due to concerns over the current health crisis. Each year Boo at the Zoo sees over 5,000 attendees in just a few hours. It would be exceptionally challenging to manage … Continue reading Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo Cancels “Boo at the Zoo” for This Year

SF Teaching Zoo Zero Wasters Make a Big Impact During Plastic Free EcoChallenge!

August 7, 2020 – The past few months have been discouraging for those working to live a sustainable lifestyle. Due to the current health crisis, disposable face masks and gloves can be found littering parking lots, single-use plastics are on the rise and most businesses no longer accept reusable cups and containers for takeout. Thankfully, … Continue reading SF Teaching Zoo Zero Wasters Make a Big Impact During Plastic Free EcoChallenge!

Adelaide, a tree kangaroo at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo.

SF Teaching Zoo Working With Health Officials Before Determining Opening Date

July 28, 2020 – As the closures and restrictions from the COVID-19 global pandemic stretch past the four-month mark, many of us are longing to participate in the activities that bring us joy. The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo prides itself on being an enriching, educational resource for our community. As a spacious outdoor zoo, … Continue reading SF Teaching Zoo Working With Health Officials Before Determining Opening Date

Join the SF Teaching Zoo this July for a Plastic Free EcoChallenge

June 17, 2020 – Inspired by an Australian-founded initiative, the Plastic Free EcoChallenge is a 31-day international challenge to raise awareness about the problems with plastic; to provide opportunities to learn about reducing and refusing plastics where possible; and to encourage individuals to create small changes that have a huge impact. Reducing plastic use and … Continue reading Join the SF Teaching Zoo this July for a Plastic Free EcoChallenge

Zookeepers Fawning Over New SF Teaching Zoo Key Deer Arrival

May 15, 2020 – In a time where we can feel dispirited and uncertain, conservation continues. This week brings a little ray of sunshine to the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo to brighten our spirits. Nearly a decade ago, the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo began construction on the Florida Wilderness Trail, which would be … Continue reading Zookeepers Fawning Over New SF Teaching Zoo Key Deer Arrival

Golden conure birds in their enclosure at the SF Teaching Zoo.

Golden Girls Make Their Debut at the SF Teaching Zoo

April 2, 2020 – On Friday, March 13, the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo welcomed Blanche, Rose, Sophia and Dorothy. These are just four of the seven new golden conures who now live at the zoo. Over the last several months, staff and zookeepers designed and constructed the conures’ brand new, spacious habitat. With open … Continue reading Golden Girls Make Their Debut at the SF Teaching Zoo

Gorillas on the line logo with outline of a gorilla on a green background. The words "gorillas on the line are in whlte on a black background.

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

Frogwatch USA - picture of a frog with a butterly resting on the frogs head. The words Frog Watch USA, Association of Zoos and aquariums is on the side of the image.

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)