Annual 22q at the Zoo

Mark your Calendars for the Eleventh Annual 22q at the Zoo Event

Sunday May 16th, 2021

Organized and developed by The International 22q11.2 Foundation, 22q at the Zoo is an event that gives families, friends and professionals a chance to socialize, network and raise the public profile of chromosome 22q11.2 syndromes.

Volunteers spread awareness by handing out our 22q fact sheets and educating anyone interested enough to stop and ask about 22q. The event kicks off in New Zealand and continues westward ending in the South Pacific having literally circled the globe. Participants are recognizable, wearing the official “22q at the Zoo” red T-shirt and “Ask me about 22q” buttons.

Check out pictures from past events and stay up-to-date on the latest news by checking out our Facebook page!

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 COORDINATOR RESOURCE KIT

✔ History of 22q at the Zoo

Guidelines for Volunteers

✔ To Do List 

Summary Checklist 

✔ Event Planner Letter

✔ 22q at the Zoo 2020 Blank Flyer 

 2020 Zoo Press Release 

✔ Become a 22q Citizen Journalist 

 Zoo Photo Release

Zoo Sign in Sheets  

                

GOAL FOR 2020 BETTER GLOBAL REPRESENTATION

The International Foundation is recruiting starting now. We are looking for better representation from South America, Asia, Russia and the Middle East for this year’s event. Please email info@22q.org for more details.

In the USA the following states are still needed. Maine, Nevada, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Rhode Island, Wyoming, and Hawaii.

If you live in one of these states, please join our cause. We need you.

Participating Zoos

Buenos Aires

Name of Zoo: Eco Park

Coordinator Name: Verona

Email: 22q.argentina@gmail.com

Adelaide

Name of Location: Thorndon Park Preserve

Coordinator Name: Mim, Kristin & Kristina

Email: adsdm5@icloud.com


Brisbane

Name of Zoo: Queens Park

Coordinator Name: Maria

Email: president@22q.org.au 


Sydney

Name of Zoo: Koala Park

Coordinator Name: Maria

Email: president@22q.org.au 


 

 

Flanders

Name of Zoo: Planckendael Zoo

Coordinator Name: Vecarfa

Email: info@vecarfa.be

Rio De Janeiro – TBD

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Calgary 

Name of Zoo: TBD

Coordinator Name: Hayley

Email: hayleybeauregard@yahoo.com


Toronto

Name of Zoo: Toronto Zoo

Coordinator Names

Andrea: andrea.shugar@sickkids.ca

Cheryl: cheryl.cytrynbaum@sickkids.ca

Rozmin: rozmin.visram@sickkids.ca


Vancouver

Name of Zoo: Greater Vancouver Zoo

Coordinator Name:  Pooja

Email: poojapanwar@hotmail.com

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Santiago

Name of Zoo: Buin

Coordinator Names:

Patricia – pjesam@gmail.com

Gabriela – grepetto@udd.cl

 

Vukovar

Name of Zoo: Osijek Zoo

Coordinator Name: Morana

Email: moranagrganic@gmail.com

TBD

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Girardot

Name of Zoo: TBD

Coordinator Name: Jennifer

Email: info@22qcolombia.org

 

Fredersberg

Name of Zoo: Copenhagen Zoo

Coordinator Name: Anne

Email: anne@fampoulsen.com


Givskud

Name of Zoo: Givskud Zoo

Coordinator Name: Anne

Email: anne@fampoulsen.com

Bristol

Name of Zoo: Bristol Zoo

Coordinator Name: Steph  

Email: info@maxappeal.org.uk


Chester

Name of Zoo: Chester Zoo

Coordinator Name: Steph

Email: info@maxappeal.org.uk


North Yorkshire

Name of Zoo: Flamingo Land

Coordinator Name: Steph

Email: info@maxappeal.org.uk


Wandsworth

Name of Zoo: Battersea Children’s Park Zoo

Coordinator Name: Steph

Email: info@maxappeal.org.uk

 

 

Ahtari

Name of Zoo: Ahtari Zoo

Coordinator Name: Hilkka

Email: Hilkka.happonen@22q11finland.fi

Attached flyer


Meri-Karvia

Name of Zoo:  MuuMaa- Farm

Coordinator Name: Outi

Email: Outi.annala@22q11finland.fi

Attached flyer


Ranua

Name of Zoo: Ranua Zoo

Coordinator Name: Anu

Email:Anu.tervonen@22q11finland.fi

Attached flyer

Dublin

Name of Zoo: Dublin Zoo

Coordinator Name: Anne

Email: Twenty.two.q@gmail.com


Cork

Name of Zoo: Fota Park

Coordinator Name: Anne

Email: Twenty.two.q@gmail.com

 

Torvaianica

Name of Zoo: ZooMarine

Coordinator Names: 

Maria Silva – Email: segreteria@aidel22.it

Maria – Email: lazio@aidel22.it

 

Tokyo

Name of Zoo: Ueno Zoological Gardens

Coordinator Name: Kiyoto

Email: 22q.research@gmail.com 


Nagano

Name of Zoo: Hidamarinoie Farm

Coordinator Name: Nobuhiko

Email: info@fab-support.org 

Kaunas

Name of Zoo: Lithuanian Zoo

Coordinator Name: Jolanta

Email: j.kacione@gmail.com

Emmen

Name of Zoo: Wildlands Adventure Zoo

Coordinator Name: Hanneke

Email: Hanneke@steun22q11.nl 

Auckland 

Name of Zoo: TBD

Coordinator Names:

Alanna – charli22@live.com

Victoria – vebate@gmail.com

Belfast 

Name of Zoo: Belfast Zoo

Coordinator Name: Gillian

Email: Gillian.Cassidy@gmail.com 

Saturday, May 16, 2020 @ 1:00PM

Warsaw

Name of Zoo: TBD

Coordinator Name: Beata

Email: beata.nowakowska@imid.med

Livingston

Name of Zoo: Five Sisters Zoo

Coordinator Name: Louise

Email: info@maxappeal.org.uk

 

Belgrade

Name of Zoo: Belgrade Zoo

Coordinator Name: Irena & Vesena

Email: 22qexyu@gmail.com

 

Barcelona

Name of Zoo: Barcelona Zoo

Coordinator Name: Mara

Email: 22qcatalunya@gmail.com

 


Johannesburg

Name of Zoo: 

Coordinator Name: Benita

Email: Benita.penfold@mweb.co.za


Port Elizabeth

Name of Zoo: 

Coordinator Name: Ntombie

Email: ntombiemitchell@yahoo.co.uk


Seoul – TBD

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Ockero

Name of Zoo: 

Coordinator Name: Rose Marie L, Foreningen 22q11

Email: r-marie@telia.com

Kaoshiung – TBD

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Taipei – TBD

Name of Zoo: Taipei Zoo

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Phucket – TBD

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Montgomery, AL 

Name of Zoo: Montgomery Zoo 

Coordinator Names:

Stacy – jsnkotila@gmail.com

Julie –  jgbaskin1@gmail.com


Tuscaloosa, AL – TBD

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Little Rock, AR – TBD

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Phoenix, AZ – TBD

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Irvine, CA 

Name of Zoo: OC Zoo

Coordinator Name: Nancy Lugo

Email: info@22qties.org

For more information visit here


Santa Ana, CA – TBD

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Los Angeles, CA – TBD

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Sacramento, CA

Name of Zoo: Sacramento Zoo

Coordinators

Bryan: bmritter@ucdavis.edu

Veena: vmdo@ucdavis.edu


San Diego, CA – TBD

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Colorado Springs, CO – TBD

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Denver, CO – TBD

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Pueblo, CO – TBD

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Bridgeport, CT – TBD

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Wilmington, DE -TBD

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Palm Beach Area, FL 

Name of Zoo: Sugar Sand Park

Coordinator Name: Nicole

Email: nicolemark@bellsouth.net


Naples, FL – TBD

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Tampa, FL 

Name of Zoo: Lowry Park Zoo

Coordinators

Tarra – tarralou@outlook.com

Maria – Prdiva11@yahoo.com

Cecila – elegant3events@gmail.com


Atlanta, GA  

Name of Zoo: Atlanta Zoo 

Coordinators

Karlene – kcole05@emory.edu
Marti – martiwoodruff@gmail.com


Oahu, HI – TBD

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Boise, Idaho – TBD

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Des Moines, IA – TBD

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Chicago, IL 

Name of Zoo: Brookfield Zoo

Coordinator Name: Kapil

Email: kkumar83@gmail.com


South Bend, IN  

Name of Zoo: Potawatomi Zoo

Coordinator Name: Karen

Email: Kkvega101@gmail.com


 

Evansville, IN – TBD

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Wichita, KS – TBD

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Louisville, KY – TBD

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Folsom, LA – TBD

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Sterling, MA – TBD

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Ann Arbor, MI – TBD

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Detroit, MI 

Name of Zoo: Detroit Zoo

Coordinator Name: Darlene

Email: darlenewerner013@gmail.com


Grand Rapids, MI – TBD

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Wallace, MI – TBD

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Apple Valley, MN 

Name of Zoo: Minnesota Zoo

Coordinator Name: Amy 

Email: akebriaei@gmail.com

22qconnectionsmn@gmail.com

Facebook Page: Minnesota 22q families


Minneapolis, MN – TBD

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Kansas City, MO 

Name of Zoo: Kansas City Zoo

Coordinator Name: Heather

Email: heather@amp22q.org


St. Louis, MO – TBD

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Jackson, MS – TBD

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Billings, MT – TBD

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Asheboro, NC 

Name of Zoo: Asheboro Zoo

Coordinator Name: Bethany 

Email: osbornbethany@gmail.com


Omaha, NE – TBD 

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Paramus, NJ – TBD

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West Orange, NJ – TBD

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Las Vegas, NV – TBD

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Niagara Falls, NY 

Name of Zoo: Aquarium of Niagara

Coordinator Name: Nadine

Email: vcfsbuffalo@yahoo.com


New York , NY – TBD

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Staten Island, NY – TBD

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Syracuse, NY – TBD

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Cincinnati, OH -TBD

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Cleveland, OH -TBD

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Columbus, OH 

Name of Zoo: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Coordinator Name: Christy 

Email: Christina.Stocker@nationwidechildrens.org


Oklahoma City, OK 

Name of Zoo: Oklahoma City Zoo

Coordinator Name: Kerri

Email: litslow@hotmail.com


Tulsa, OK – TBD

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Portland, OR 

Name of Zoo: Oregon Zoo

Coordinators

Amy – perkigirl78@gmail.com

Jennifer – jenniferpolivka@gmail.com


Halifax, PA 

Name of Zoo: Lake Tobias Wildlife Park 

Coordinator Name: Emily 

Email: epalen@geisinger.edu


Philadelphia, PA 

Name of Zoo: Philadelphia Zoo

Coordinator Name: Carol 

Email: info@22q.org


Pittsburgh, PA – TBD

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Schneckesville, PA – TBD

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Greenville, SC  

Name of Zoo: Greenville Zoo

Coordinator Name: Jody

Email:  jodydjones@gmail.com


Columbia, SC – TBD

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Sioux Falls, SD 

Name of Zoo: The Butterfly House & Aquarium

Coordinator Name: 

Megan – Megan.bell@sanfordhealth.org

Lisa – lisa.ohden@sanfordhealth.org

Katie – kaitlyn.burns@sanfordhealth.org

Gathering will be from 1:00PM – 4:00PM


Chattanooga, TN – TBD

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Knoxville, TN – TBD

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Nashville, TN – TBD

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Abilene, TX – TBD

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Austin, TX 

Name of Zoo: TBD

Coordinator Name: Deborah 

Email: dtrejo@kempsmith.com


Dallas/ Fort Worth Metroplex, TX – TBD

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Houston, TX – TBD

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Rio Grand Valley, TX -TBD

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San Antonio, TX 

Name of Zoo: San Antonio Zoo

Coordinators

Sue –wemet4@aol.com

Susan – lexi.brady@icloud.com


Salt Lake City, UT – TBD

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Norfolk, VA – TBD

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Richmond, VA 

Name of Zoo: Richmond Metro Zoo

Coordinators

Rebekah – zeert@mymail.vcu.edu 

Jordyn – prelljm@mymail.vcu.edu

Date: Saturday May 16, 2019


Washington, DC

Name of Zoo: National Zoo

Coordinator Name: Dana

Email: huxd123@gmail.com


Seattle, WA 

Name of Zoo: Woodland Park 

Coordinator Name: Tiffany

Email: Tiffany.Sandy@seattlechildrens.org


Milwaukee, WI – TBD

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