Annual 22q at the Zoo

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Mark your Calendars for the sixth annual 22q at the Zoo for
Sunday May 22nd, 2016

In 2015 zoos around the world in over 100 cities witnessed an extraordinary gathering of 22q families. The 5th Annual 22q at the Zoo / Worldwide Awareness Day took place on Sunday, May 17th, 2015 spanning 6 different continents. An estimated 10,000 participants attended.

This very special event gives families, friends, and professionals a chance to socialize, network and raise the public profile of 22q deletion and duplication syndromes. Check out pictures from past events and stay up-to-date on the latest news by checking out our Facebook page!

The official 22q at the Worldwide Awareness Day T-shirts will be available for purchase in our shop by March 1, 2016.

For ticket information click on your local city or region. If there is no further information regarding ticket sales please contact the designated coordinator for your city or region.

22q AT THE ZOO PLANNER RESOURCE KIT

Guidelines for Volunteers

✔ Event Planner Letter

How to Document Awareness Event

 Zoo Photo Release

Zoo Sign in Sheets 

To Do List 

Summary Checklist 

✔ Zoo Press Release 2016 

                

GOAL FOR 2016: EVERY STATE IN THE U.S. REPRESENTED

The International Foundation is recruiting starting now. The following states are still needed. Maine, Nevada, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Rhode Island, Wyoming, Delaware and Hawaii.

If you live in one of these states, please join our cause. We need you. We are also looking for better representation from South America, Asia, and the Middle East for this year’s event. Please email info@22q.org for more details.

Participating Zoos

Buenos Aires

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 ZOO Buenos Aires  Verona
 22q.argentina@gmail.com

Brisbane

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Lone Pine Koala  Sanctuary
 Kathy


 


New South Wales

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Featherdale    Wildlife Park  Maria 
 president@vcfs22q.org.au

 


 

Melbourne

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Healesville  Sanctuary  Maria 
 president@vcfs22q.org.au

 

 


Crafters

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Cleland Wildlife Park  Carolyn 
 carolyn.crowley@bigpond.com

 


Perth

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Perth Zoo  
 president@vcfs22q.org.au

 

Rio De Janeiro

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Vivian
 pvnatale@natera.com

Toronto

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Andrea
 Rozmin 

Santiago

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Gabriela 
 grepetto@udd.cl

Vukovar

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Morana 
 moranagrganic@gmail.com

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Brian 
 bhychung@hku.hk

Bucaramanga

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Carlos 
 carlosprada@fcv.org

Copenhagen

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Zoo Kobenhavn  Sarah
 https://www.facebook.com/groups/187325538069202/

Clifton, Bristol

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Bristol Zoo  Steph 
 steph@maxappeal.org.uk

 


 Scotland, Dundee

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Campardown County Park  Steph 
 steph@maxappeal.org.uk

 


Chester

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Chester Zoo  Steph 
 steph@maxappeal.org.uk

 


 Sussex

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Drusillas Park  

 


 Winchester

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Marwell Wildlife Park  Steph 
 steph@maxappeal.org.uk

 


 Cornwall

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Newquay Zoo  

 


 Hertfordshire

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Shepreth Wildlife Park  

 


 Hertfordshire

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Paradise Wildlife Park  Steph
 steph@maxappeal.org.uk

 


 Warwickshire

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Twycross Zoo  Steph 
 steph@maxappeal.org.uk

 


 Doncaster

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Yorkshire Wildlife Park  

 


 London

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 The London Zoo  The 22q Crew
 info@22qcrew.org

 


Dudley

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Leanne 
 lea20@sky.com

 


North Yorkshire

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Flamingoland


Devon

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Paigton Zoo

Helsinki

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Korkeasaari  Sanna 
 catchyhdistys@gmail.com

Poing

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 WildPark Poing  Karin 
 Karin.Leyhr-Bestfleisch@kids-22q11.de

 


 Bad Mergentheim

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 WildPark Bad  Mergentheim  Karin 
 Karin.Leyhr-Bestfleisch@kids-22q11.de

 


Königswinter

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Sea  Life Königswinter  Karin 
 Karin.Leyhr-Bestfleisch@kids-22q11.de

 


Ströhen

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Karin 
 Karin.Leyhr-Bestfleisch@kids-22q11.de

 


 Stuttgart

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Wilhelma Zoo  Karin 
 Karin.Leyhr-Bestfleisch@kids-22q11.de

 

Northern Ireland – Belfast

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Belfast Zoo  Steph 
 steph@maxappeal.org.uk

 


 Cork

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Dublin Zoo  Anne 
 Twenty.two.q@gmail.com

 

Parco Oltremare in Riccione 2. Bioparco di Sicilia (Carini)

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Natural Park of Cervia  Maria Silva
 segreteria@aidel22.it

Toyko

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Ueno Zoo  Mikako 
 Ayako 
 sutukijp@yahoo.co.jp
meimeiyagichan@yahoo.co.jp

 


Osaka

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Tennoji Zoo  Mikako 
 Ayako 
 sutukijp@yahoo.co.jp
meimeiyagichan@yahoo.co.jp

Arnhem

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Burgers Zoo  Kim  kimvanbekkum@live.nl
 info@steun22q11.nl

Christchurch

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Krissie 
 christchurch@vcfs22q.org.au

 

City TBD

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Beata  Beata.Nowakowska@med.kuleuven.be

beata.nowakowska@imid.med.pl

Edinburgh

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Sarah  goodyear@madasafish.com

 

Belgrade

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Belgrade Zoo  Irena, Vesna (speaks English)  22qexyu@gmail.com

 

Barcelona

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Maribel  

 Association Catalunya 22q

 

 

City TBD

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Ntombie  ntombiemitchell@yahoo.co.uk

Seoul

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Seoul Grand Park  Laura  lauralopez0723@gmail.com

Ockero

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Rose Marie L, Foreningen 22q11  r-marie@telia.com

Taipei

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Taipei Zoo  Slyvia  prodiction@msn.com

Phucket

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Claire  CLester@bisphuket.ac.th

Birmingham, AL

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Birmingham Zoo  Stacy  jsnkotila@gmail.com

Montgomery, AL

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Montgomery Zoo

 


Little Rock, AR

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Little Rock Zoo  Joy  22qarkansas@gmail.com

 


Phoenix, AZ

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Phoenix Zoo  Kelly
Renee VCFS Arizona
 kelly@cfbcalc.com

 


 Tuscon, AZ

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Reid Park Zoo  Juliette  hermanabauer@yahoo.com

 


Yuma, AZ

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Rosa  rosaaluna85@yahoo.com

 


 Oakland, CA

 

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Oakland Zoo  Amy amy_griffiths50@hotmail.com

 


 

Los Angeles, CA

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Los Angeles Zoo  Anthony
Pedro

 


 

Orange County, CA

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Santa Ana Zoo  Diana  Ellamerik@me.com

 


 

Sacramento, CA

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Sacramento Zoo  Carrie
Theresa
Tony
 a22qMom@aol.com

 


 San Diego, CA

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Scripps Birch Aquarium  Emily  insideemilyshead@gmail.com

 


 San Francisco, CA

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 San Francisco Zoo  Kelly  kconklin@natera.com

 


 Redding, CA

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Carolyn  Carolyn.kuks@sbcglobal.net

 


 Colorado Springs, CO

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Cheynee Mountain Zoo  Mindy  mindydodge@msn.com

 


 Denver, CO

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
Denver Zoo  Sarah  starrbagwell@gmail.com

 


Bridgeport, CT

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Beardsley Zoo  Paula  uccellop@aetna.com

 


 Wilmington, DE

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Brandywine Zoo  Angela  angelamcap@comcast.net

 


 Gulf Breeze, FL

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Gulf Breeze Zoo  Angela  daveangela2002@yahoo.com

 


 West Palm Beach, FL

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Palm Beach Zoo  Dianne  miami22q@gmail.com

 


 Jacksonville, FL

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Jacksonville Florida Zoo  Valarie  valariejk@yahoo.com

 


 Panama City Beach, FL

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Alyssa  alyssanoles@gmail.com

 


 Atlanta, GA

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Atlanta Zoo  Karlene  karlene.coleman@choa.org

 


 Oahu, HI

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Terry  trottert001@hawaii.rr.com

 


 Des Moines, IA

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Blank Park Zoo  Nick
Darci
 lizziewinning@gmail.com

 


 Chicago, IL

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Lincoln Park Zoo  Lindsay  pookiehanaa@gmail.com

 


 Brookfield, IL

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Brookfield Zoo  James  JamesValdes921@aol.com

 


 South Bend, IN

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Potawatomi Zoo  Jennifer  jenamberlee@gmail.com

 


 Fort Wayne, IN

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Fort Wayne Zoo  Sarah  sarah.king@parkview.com

 


 Evansville, IN

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Evansville Zoo  Ashlee  ashleenwh@yahoo.com

 


 Wichita, KS

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Sedgwick County Zoo  Melissa  melisssa@balcousa.com

 


 Louisville, KY

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Patricia  plc1908@gmail.com

 


 New Orleans, LA

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Audobon Zoo  Ashley  acbourg@gmail.com

 


 Sterling, MA

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Davis Farm Land  Meghan  meg.malloy@yahoo.com

 


 Baltimore, MD

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Baltimore Zoo  Heather  hepalmer@apma.com

 


 Rising Sun, MD

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Plumptown Park Zoo  Pam  beeman1214@gmail.com

 


 Battle Creek, MI

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Binder Park Zoo  Natalie  nrwombac@med.umich.edu

 


 Detroit, MI

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Detroit Zoo  Darlene  darlenewerner013@gmail.com

 


 Grand Rapids, MI

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 John Ball Zoo  Amy  zoo22q@yahoo.com

 


 St. Paul, MN

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Como Zoo  Alicia  alicia.koehler@hotmail.com

 


 Kansas City, MO

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Kansas City Zoo    Heather  heather@amp22q.org

 


 St. Louis, MO

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 St. Louis Zoo  Laura
Deb
 laurabohon@yahoo.com
daylaw1@aol.com

 


 Jackson, MS

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Sarah  msla9876@gmail.com

 


 Tupelo, MS

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Tupelo Buffalo Park  Rebecca  mro121@ymail.com

 


 Billings, MT

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Zoo Montana  Radene
Brian
 wipf484@gmail.com
tgbwolf@q.com

 


 Asheboro, NC

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Asheboro Zoo  Kelly  kelly.schoch@duke.edu

 

 Omaha, NE

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Henry Doorly Zoo  Anne  astalker2009@live.com

 


 Paramus, NJ

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Van Saun County Park and Zoo  Lori  lorilou429@optonline.com

 


 West Orange, NJ

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Turtle Back Zoo  Pamela  NJ22qzoo@gmail.com

 


 Northern Nevada, NV

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Safe Haven Zoo  Kate  22qofnv@gmail.com

 


 Niagra Falls, NY

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Aquarium of Niagra  Nadine  vcfsbuffalo@yahoo.com

 


 Staten Island, NY

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Staten Island Zoo  Jim  jimdes108@gmail.com

 


 Syracuse, NY

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Rosamund Gifford Zoo  Maureen
Sally
Mellinger
 mannal0603@twcny.rr.com
jamssafrica@gmail.com
thompsonmama3@gmail.com

 


 Cincinnati, OH

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Cincinnati Zoo  Bettsey  bettsey.leech@cchmc.org

 


 Cleveland, OH

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Cleveland Zoo  Bettsey  bettsey.leech@cchmc.org

 


 Columbus, OH

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Columbus Zoo & Aquarium  Molly

Ellen

  MollyGreen.22q@gmail.com

eseif10@yahoo.com

 


 Tulsa, OK

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Tulsa Zoo  Bavette  bavette.miller@okstate.edu

 


 Portland, OR

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Oregan Zoo  Cami  chernandez@rsd7.net

 


 Lewisberg, PA

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Reptiland  Megan  meepler@geisinger.edu

 


 Philadelphia, PA

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Philadelphia Zoo  Laura  lauralopez0723@gmail.com

 


 Pittsburgh, PA

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Pittsburgh Zoo  Kelli  kpmaryanski@yahoo.com

 


 Greenville, SC

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Greenville Zoo  Jody  jodydjones@gmail.com

 

 


 Columbia, SC

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Emily  Emily.Jordon@uscmed.sc.edu

 

 


 Knoxville, TN

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Knoxville Zoo  Wendy  goadbridget@yahoo.com

 

 


 Nashville, TN

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Nashville Zoo @ Grassmere  Abbey  abbey.white@gmail.com

 

 


 Abilene, TX

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Helen  Wil854@aol.com

 

 


 Austin, TX

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Deborah
Suzi
 dtrejo@vcfstexas.com
suzi22q@gmail.com

 

 


 Dallas, TX

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Dallas Zoo  Heather  heather22q@gmail.com

 

 


 Houston, TX

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Rotceh (Roxy)  jrpena2123@yahoo.com

 

 


 Waco, TX

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Cameron Park Zoo  Rebecca  rebecca.schultz42@gmail.com

 

 


 Salt Lake City, UT

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Merilee  despainme@yahoo.com

 

 


 Norfolk, VA

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Amanda  us3beaz@gmail.com

 

 


 Washington, DC

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 National Zoo  Dana  huxd123@gmail.com

 

 


 Seattle, WA

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Woodland Park Zoo  Tiffany  tiffany.sanders@seattlechildrens.org

 

 


 Milwaukee, WI

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Milwaukee County Zoo  Jennifer
 Eric 
 jennyblahnik@hotmail.com

 

 


 Mayagues, Puerto Rico

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Karlin
Lymarie 
 Kary2019@yahoo.com