Annual 22q at the Zoo

Mark your Calendars for the Eighth Annual 22q at the Zoo for
Sunday May 19th, 2019

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 2018 Blank Flyer 

 2018 Zoo Press Release  

✔ Become a 22q Citizen Journalist 

 Zoo Photo Release

Zoo Sign in Sheets  

                

GOAL FOR 2018 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  Coordinator Name  Email
 Zoo Buenos Aires  Verona
 22q.argentina@gmail.com

New South Wales

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

 


Brisbane

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


 

Mechelen

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

Rio De Janeiro

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  

Calgary

Name of Zoo – Butterfield Acres Farm

Coordinator Name – Hayley

Email – hayleybeveridge@yahoo.com.au 


 

Toronto

Name of Zoo – Toronto Zoo

Coordinator Name – Andrea & Rozmin

Email andrea.shugar@sickkids.carozmin.visram@sickkids.ca


Vancouver

Name of Zoo – Vancouver Zoo

Coordinator Name –  Pooja

Email –poojapanwar@hotmail.com

 

Santiago

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

grepetto@udd.cl

Vukovar

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

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD   

Bogota

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Jenifer
 info@22qcolombia.org

Melgar, Tolima

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
  Piscilago Zoo  Jenifer 
 info@22qcolumbia.org

Fredersberg

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Copenhagen Zoo  Anne  anne@fampoulsen.com

Givskud

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Givskud Zoo   Rikkie
 rikkeottobroeker@gmail.com

Chester

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Chester Zoo   Martin
 info@maxappeal.org.uk

 


Dunstable

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
  Whipsnade Zoo   Tracey
 info@maxappeal.org.uk

 

 

Ahtari

Name of Zoo – Ahtari Zoo

Coordinator Name – Vesa

Emailvesa28@gmail.com


Helsinki

Name of Zoo – Korkeasaari Zoo

Coordinator Name – Sanna

Emailinfo@22q11finland.fi

 

 Bad Mergentheim

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD

Poing

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
  TBD  

 


Königswinter

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  

Ströhen

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  

Stuttgart

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  

 

Cork

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

 

Rimini

Name of Zoo: Italia in Miniatura Park

Coordinator Name: Maria Silva

Email:  segreteria@aidel22.it


Sicily

Name of Zoo – Orto Botanico di Palermo

Coordinator Name – Emilia

Emailsegreteria@aidel22.it

 

Tokyo

Name of Zoo:

Coordinator Name: Mikako –  Email: sutukijp@yahoo.co.jp

Coordinator Name: Ayako -Email: meimeiyagichan@yahoo.co.jp


 

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

Overloon

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
  ZooParc Overloon   Hanneke Hanneke@steun22q11.nl
 info@steun22q11.nl

Auckland

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
  TBD   

Belfast,Northern Ireland

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Belfast Zoo   Gillian   Gillian.Cassidy@gmail.com

Warsaw

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Warsaw Zoo  Beata  beata.nowakowska@imid.med.pl

Livingston

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
  Five Sisters Zoo   Sarah  info@maxappeal.org.uk

 

Belgrade

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Belgrade Zoo  Irena & Vesna   22qexyu@gmail.com

 

Barcelona

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
Barcelona Zoo  Maribel  

Association Catalunya 22q

 


Madrid

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

www.22q.es


Johannesburg

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

Port Elizabeth

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

 

Seoul

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD

Ockero

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

Kaoshiung

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD

Taipei

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

Phucket

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  Sarinna  sarinna.aruncharoen@gmail.com

Birmingham, AL

Name of Zoo: Birmingham Zoo

Coordinator Name: Stacy

Email: jsnkotila@gmail.com 

 


Tuscaloosa, AL

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Tuscaloosa    Barnyard
 Heather  brendansmommy2013@gmail.com

 


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   kelly@cfbcalc.com

 


Santa Ana, CA

Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Santa Ana Zoo  Pedro & Michelle  

PASanchez@chla.usc.edu

michellepadilla40@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
 TBD

Redding, CA

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Turtle Bay Museum   Carolyn  Carolyn.kuks@sbcglobal.net

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
 TBD

Santa Barbara, CA

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Santa Barbara Zoo   Heidi  heidilethcoe@yahoo.com

 


Colorado Springs, CO

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo  Mindy  Melinda.Taylor216@gmail.com

Denver, CO

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Denver Zoo  Mindy  Melinda.Taylor216@gmail.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

North Fort Myers, FL

Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD

Tampa, FL

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
  Lowry Park Zoo  Tara

Maria

Cecilia

 tarralou@outlook.com

Prdiva11@yahoo.com

elegant3events@gmail.com

 


Palm Beach Area, FL

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Sugar Sand Park, Boca Raton   Nicole  Nicolemark@bellsouth.net

 


Jacksonville, FL

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD

 


Panama City Beach, FL

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD

Punta Gorda, FL

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary   Diane  87hoya87@gmail.com

Atlanta, GA

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Atlanta Zoo  Karlene  kcole05@emory.edu

Please email Karlene if you want complimentary tickets to the Atlanta Zoo


Oahu, HI

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD

Boise, Idaho

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Zoo Boise  Cherelle  Potter2010@icloud.com

Des Moines, IA

 Name of    Zoo  Coordinator    Name  Email
 Blank Park  Zoo  Darci

Nick

 darci_e@hotmail.com

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

 


Aurora, IL

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Aurora Zoo

Chicago, IL

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Brookfield Zoo   James

Kapil

 

 jamesvaldes22q@aol.com

Kkumar83@gmail.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
  TBD

 


Wichita, KS

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD

 


Louisville, KY

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

 


Folsom, LA (New Orleans)

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Global Wildlife Center  Ashley  22q11la@gmail.com

Event will take place May 12th, 2018


Sterling, MA

Name of Zoo: Davis Farmland

Coordinator Name: Janice

Email: janice1553@hotmail.com


 

Baltimore, MD

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD

 


Rising Sun, MD

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD

 


Ann Arbor, MI

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Dominos Farms

 


Detroit, MI

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

 


Grand Rapids, MI

Name of Zoo: TBD

Coordinator Name:

Email:


Wallace, MI

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 The DeYoung Family Zoo  Laurie  lauriecouillard@yahoo.com

Apple Valley, MN

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Minnesota Zoo  Amy

Anna

 akebriaei@gmail.com

22qconnectionsmn@gmail.com


Minneapolis, MN

Name of Zoo: TBD

Coordinator Name:

Email: 


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 and Zoo
 Rebecca  mro121@ymail.com


Billings, MT

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
  TBD

 


Asheboro, NC

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Asheboro Zoo   Bobbi   bjudge8282@gmail.com

Omaha, NE

Name of Zoo: Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo

Coordinator Name: Jane

Email: jvschuster77@gmail.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

 


Las Vegas, NV

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
Wilbur and Theresa Faiss Park  Breanna  bferolla22q@gmail.com

Northern Nevada, NV

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD

 


Niagara Falls, NY

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

 


New York , NY

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Bronx Zoo  Erica

 erica.kessler@einstein.yu.edu

 


Staten Island, NY

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Staten Island Zoo

 


Utica, NY

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Utica Zoo  Maureen
Sally
 mannal0603@twcny.rr.com
jamssafrica@gmail.com

 


Cincinnati, OH

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Cincinnati Zoo  Bettsy Leech  Bettsy.Leech@cchmc.org

 


Cleveland, OH

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Cleveland Zoo   Cindy  cindysemler@outlook.com

Columbus, OH

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator     Name  Email
Columbus Zoo &  Aquarium   Felisha  

Felisha.Gerasco@nationwidechildrens.org

Picnic from 10 -12 


Oklahoma City, OK

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Oklahoma City Zoo   Kerri   litslow@cox.net

 


Tulsa, OK

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

 


Portland, OR

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Oregon Zoo  Jennifer

Amy

  jenniferpolivka@gmail.com

perkigirl78@gmail.com


Halifax PA

Name of Zoo: Lake Tobias

Coordinator Name: Emily

Email: epalen@geisinger.edu

 


Philadelphia, PA

Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Philadelphia Zoo   Carol

 info@22q.org


Pittsburgh, PA

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium  Kelli  kpmaryanski@gmail.com

Schneckesville, PA

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Lehigh Valley Zoo  Christina  22qmomatthezoo@gmail.com

Greenville, SC

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Greenville Zoo  Ashley  ashoard@gmail.com

 


Columbia, SC

Name of Zoo: Riverbanks Zoo

Coordinator Name: John

Email: Stuppy206@yahoo.com


 

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
 Abilene Zoological Gardens  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

 


East Humble, TX

Name of Zoo: Old MacDonald’s Farm

Coordinator Names:

Allison –adbritt@utmb.edu

Roxy – jrpena2123@yahoo.com

Zoo Flyer


San Antonio, TX

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 San Antonio Zoo   Karen

Susan

 lkvaros@yahoo.com

lexi.brady@icloud.com


Waco, TX

Name of Zoo: TBD

Coordinator Name: 

Email: 


Salt Lake City, UT

Name of Zoo: TBD

Coordinator Name: 

Email: 


Norfolk, VA

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

Richmond, VA – Date: May 19, 2018

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 Metro Richmond Zoo   Natalie & Jordan  dykzeulnl@mymail.vcu.edu

snajczukje@mymail.vcu.edu


Washington, DC

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 DC 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: TBD

Coordinator Name:

Email:

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