Annual 22q at the Zoo

Mark your Calendars for the Ninth 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 2019 Blank Flyer 

 2018 Zoo Press Release  

✔ Become a 22q Citizen Journalist 

 Zoo Photo Release

Zoo Sign in Sheets  

                

GOAL FOR 2019 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: Zoo Buenos Aires

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 


 

 

Mechelen

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

Rio De Janeiro

 Name of Zoo  Coordinator Name  Email
 TBD  

Calgary – TBD

Name of Zoo : 

Coordinator Name: 

Email :


Toronto

Name of Zoo: Toronto Zoo

Coordinator Name: Andrea & Rozmin

Email:

andrea.shugar@sickkids.car

ozmin.visram@sickkids.ca


Vancouver

Name of Zoo: Greater Vancouver Zoo

Address: 5048- 264th st, Aldergrove, BC

Coordinator Name:  Pooja

Email: poojapanwar@hotmail.com

Date: Sunday, May 26, 2019

Animalasium learning Centre from 9-12

Santiago

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

grepetto@udd.cl

Vukovar

Name of Zoo: Osijek Zoo

Coordinator Name: Morana

Email: 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

 

Torvaianica

Name of Zoo: ZooMarine

Coordinator Names: 

Maria Silva

Email:  segreteria@aidel22.it

Maria

Email: lazio@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: Montgomery Zoo 

Coordinator Name: Stacy 

Email: jsnkotila@gmail.com

Date: Date will updated once confirmed 1st  week of June


Tuscaloosa, AL

Name of Zoo: Tuscaloosa Barnyard

Coordinator Name: Heather

Email:  brendansmommy2013@gmail.com


Little Rock, AR

Name of Zoo: Little Rock Zoo

Coordinator Name: Joy

Email: 22qarkansas@gmail.com


Phoenix, AZ

Name of Zoo: Phoenix Zoo

Coordinator Name: Kelly

Email: kelly@cfbcalc.com


Irvine, CA

Name of Zoo: Orange County Zoo

Coordinator Name: Nancy

Email:info@22qties.org

For more information visit here


Santa Ana, CA

Name of Zoo: Santa Ana Zoo

Coordinator Name:

Pedro & Michelle

Email: 

PASanchez@chla.usc.edu

michellepadilla40@yahoo.com


Oakland, CA

Name of Zoo: Oakland Zoo

Coordinator Name: Amy

Email: amy_griffiths50@hotmail.com


Los Angeles, CA – TBD

Name of Zoo:

Coordinator Name:

Email: 


Redding, CA

Name of Zoo: Turtle Bay Museum

Coordinator Name: Carolyn

Email: Carolyn.kuks@sbcglobal.net


Sacramento, CA

Name of Zoo: Sacramento Zoo

Coordinator Name: Danielle & Veena

Email: hs-22q@ucdavis.edu


San Diego, CA

Name of Zoo: San Diego Zoo

Coordinator Name: Livia

Email: info@socal22q.org


Santa Barbara, CA

Name of Zoo: Santa Barbara Zoo

Coordinator Name: Heidi

Email: 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: Brookfield Zoo

Coordinator Name: Kapil

Email: 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

 


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 – TBD

Name of Zoo:

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: Minnesota Zoo 

Coordinator Name: 

Amy – akebriaei@gmail.com

Anna – 22qconnectionsmn@gmail.com


Minneapolis, MN – TBD

Name of Zoo:

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 – TBD

Name of Zoo:

Coordinator Name:

Email:


Billings, MT – TBD

Name of Zoo: 

Coordinator Name:

Email: 


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: Van Saun County Park and Zoo

Coordinator Name: Lori

Email: 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: Bronx Zoo

Coordinator Name: Kaitlyn Brown

Email: kaibrown@montefiore.org


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

 


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: Philadelphia Zoo

Coordinator Name: Carol

Email: info@22q.org

TICKET SALES COMING SOON


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: Greenville Zoo

Coordinator Names: Jody

Email:  jodydjones@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: Abilene Zoological Gardens

Coordinator Name: Helen

Email:

Wil854@aol.com

22qTexas@gmail.com


Austin, TX

Name of Zoo: Austin Science & Nature Center in Zilker Park

Coordinator Name: Deborah

Email:

dtrejo@kempsmith.com

22qTexas@gmail.com

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 1:00PM – 3:00PM


Dallas, TX

Name of Zoo: Dallas Zoo

Coordinator Name: Heather

Email:

heather22q@gmail.com

22qTexas@gmail.com


Hotson Area, TX

Name of Zoo: Old MacDonald’s Farm

Coordinator Names:

Allison – adbritt@utmb.edu

Roxy – jrpena2123@yahoo.com

22qTexas@gmail.com


San Antonio, TX

Name of Zoo: San Antonio Zoo

Coordinator Names:

Karen: lkvaros@yahoo.com

Susan: lexi.brady@icloud.com

22qTexas@gmail.com


Waco, TX – TBD

Name of Zoo:

Coordinator Name: 

Email: 


Salt Lake City, UT -TBD

Name of Zoo: 

Coordinator Name: 

Email: 


Norfolk, VA

Name of Zoo: Norfolk Zoo

Coordinator Name: Amanda

Email: us3beaz@gmail.com


Richmond, VA

Name of Zoo: Metro Richmond Zoo

Coordinator Name: Laura

Email: braunsteinle@vcu.edu

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019 


Washington, DC

Name of Zoo: DC National Zoo

Coordinator Name: Dana

Email: huxd123@gmail.com


Seattle, WA

Name of Zoo: Woodland Park Zoo

Coordinator Name: Tiffany

Email: Tiffany.Sandy@seattlechildrens.org 


Milwaukee, WI

Name of Zoo: Milwaukee County Zoo

Coordinator Name: Jennifer

Email: jennyblahnik@hotmail.com


 

 

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