The Great Backyard Bird Count

Every year, people from around the world come together to learn about, count, and celebrate “backyard” birds. This year, the Great Backyard Bird Count will take Read More

Tuesday, February 9, 2021|Birds, Citizen Science, Get Involved|

World Wildlife Conservation Day

December 4th marks the annual celebration of World Wildlife Conservation Day. This year, perhaps more than ever before, we have become increasingly aware of just Read More


World Fisheries Day

Each year on November 21, communities across the globe unite to recognize World Fisheries Day. This is an opportunity for us all to celebrate the Read More

Monday, November 16, 2020|Conservation, Get Involved|

What Goes Up, Must Come Down…

Paper lantern and balloon releases are often seen as a fun and beautiful way to celebrate a special occasion. While these traditions may still fly Read More

Tuesday, September 8, 2020|Conservation, Get Involved|

National Pollinator Week

Did you know that there are estimated to be approximately 200,000 species of pollinators?? Bees and butterflies might be the first that come to mind, Read More


Plastics in Our Oceans

We all use plastics in our daily lives. Unfortunately, the convenience and affordability of many of these items comes at an environmental cost. Because plastics Read More

Wednesday, February 13, 2019|Get Involved, Zoo News|

Shell-ebrate Spring by Helping Turtles!

Spring has finally sprung in Minnesota, and along with it native turtles are starting emerge again.  The Minnesota Zoo is working to help our state’s Read More

Thursday, May 10, 2018|Get Involved|

Gardening for Spring Butterflies

Just weeks after our blizzard, Minnesotans are eagerly emerging from winter hibernation, and so are our butterflies! Looking for a way to satisfy your gardening Read More

Thursday, May 3, 2018|Butterflies, Get Involved|