Annual 22q at the Zoo

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Mark your Calendars for the Seventh Annual 22q at the Zoo for
Sunday May 21st, 2017

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 2016 Blank Flyer 

✔ Zoo Press Release 2016 

✔ Become a 22q Citizen Journalist 

 Zoo Photo Release

Zoo Sign in Sheets  

                

GOAL FOR 2017: 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

Queensland, Brisbane

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Lone Pine Koala  Sanctuary
   Krista


 


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  Victoria
 victoria@vcfs22q.org.au

Victoria

Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email 
Halls Gap Zoo  TBC

South Australia

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Cleland Wildlife Park  Carolyn 
 domenicascarfobigpond.com

Western Australia -Perth

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Perth Zoo   Raymee-Lee
 thelbdeventco@gmail.com

Beerwah

Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
Australia Zoo  Krista  krista.henry@live.com.au

Mechelen, Belgium

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email 
 Planckendael Zoo     Vecarfa  info@vecarfa.be

Rio De Janeiro

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

Toronto

Sunday June 5, 2016 

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Toronto Zoo  Andrea
 Rozmin 

Santiago

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Buin  Patricia
  pjesam@gmail.com

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

Bogota

Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
TBD  Jenifer  22q.colombia@gmail.com 

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

 


 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

July 3, 2016


 Bad Mergentheim

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email

Baruth, OT Klasdorf

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

April 30, 2016


Nindorf-Hanstedt

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
The Lüneburg Heath Wildlife Park  Karin 
 Karin.Leyhr-Bestfleisch@kids-22q11.de

June 5, 2016


 Stuttgart

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

June 19, 2016

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

 

Falconara Marittima AN, Italy

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
Parco Zoo Falconara  Maria Silva
 segreteria@aidel22.it

Belpasso CT, Italy

 Name of Zoo   Coordinator Name  Email 
 Etnaland  Maria Silva  segreteria@aidel22.it

 

Toyko

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Ueno Zoo  Mikako 
 Ayako 
 zoo_tokyo@22hc.com

Arnhem

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

Auckland

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name   Email
 Auckland Zoo   Susan  hawkesbay@vcfs22q.org.au

Christchurch

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

 

Warsaw – (June 5th)

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Warsaw Zoo  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   22qexyu@gmail.com

 

Barcelona

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Maribel  

Association Catalunya 22q

 


Madrid

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Zoo Madrid  Esther  info@22q.es

www.22q.es 


Seville

Name of Zoo Coordinator Name   Email

Port Elizabeth

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

Johannesburg

Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
TBD   Benita Benita.penfold@mweb.co.za

Seoul

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Seoul Grand Park

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

Calera, AL

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 George W Roy  Recreational Park  Stacy  jsnkotila@gmail.com

22Q Family Picnic in the Park
Sunday May 29, 2016  –  11am-3pm


Montgomery, AL

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email

 


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

 


Yuma, AZ

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD

 


 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
 San Diego Zoo   Livia  info@socal22q.org

San Francisco, CA

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 San Francisco Zoo

 


 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  Mindy  mindydodge@msn.com

Pueblo, CO

 

 Name of Zoo   Coordinator Name   Email 
 Pueblo Zoo  Kimberly   tellwharton4@comcast.net

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

Tampa, FL

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name   Email 
 Lowry Park Zoo  Renee

Christina

reneebrazell@gmail.com

christina.hartig@gmail.com


 West Palm Beach, FL

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Palm Beach Zoo  Dianne, Barb & Maria  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

 


 Des Moines, IA

Name of Zoo   Coordinator  Name   Email
 Blank Park Zoo  Darci

 Nick 

darci_e@hotmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Iowa22q/

 


 Chicago, IL


 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Lincoln Park Zoo   April  apriladcock85@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   Rebecca  rebecca.nelson@parkview.com

 


 Evansville, IN

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Evansville Zoo

 


 Wichita, KS

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

 


 Louisville, KY

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Louisville Zoo  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

 


 Ann Arbor, MI

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Petting Farm at Domino’s Farm  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 Jo    ajd1821@yahoo.com

 Apple Valley, MN

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Minnesota Zoo  Amy  akebriaei@gmail.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
 Jackson Zoo  Sarah

Becky

 msla9876@gmail.com

remorgan@umc.edu


 Tupelo, MS

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

Saturday May 21, 2016 1:00 – 4:00pm


 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

 


Candia, NH

Name of Zoo   Coordinator Name   Email 
 Charming Fair Farms  Daniel   sdssphilly@aol.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

 


 Bronx, NY

Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Bronx Zoo  Francisco Francisco.Ujeta@einstein.yu.edu

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
 mannal0603@twcny.rr.com
jamssafrica@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  Shelly   josh2jo@yahoo.com

 Columbus, OH

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Columbus Zoo & Aquarium  Molly

Ellen

  MollyGreen.22q@gmail.com

eseif10@yahoo.com

 


Oklahoma City, OK

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

Tulsa, OK 

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Tulsa Zoo

 


 Portland, OR

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Oregon Zoo  Jennifer   jenniferpolivka@gmail.com

Lewisberg, PA

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

 


 Philadelphia, PA

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Philadelphia Zoo   Barbi  bweiny22@aol.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

Sioux Falls, SD

Name of Zoo Coordinator Name   Email 
Great Plains Zoo  Megan   megan.bell@sanfordhealth.org

                              


 Chattanooga, TN

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name   Email 
 Chattanooga Zoo  Marissa  Chattanooga22q@yahoo.com

Knoxville, TN 

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Knoxville Zoo  Bridget  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
 Houston Zoo  Roxy

Allison

 jrpena2123@yahoo.com

adbritt@utmb.edu


 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
 Wheeler Farm  Merilee  despainme@yahoo.com

Date to be determined


 Norfolk, VA

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

 Richmond, VA

Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
  TBD   Rachel

 

rachel.gannaway@vchealth.org

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.Sandy@seattlechildrens.org

 


 Milwaukee, WI

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

 


 Mayagues, Puerto Rico

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD   Kary
Lymarie 
 lsanciani@hotmail.com