Annual 22q at the Zoo

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

Sunday, May 16th, 2021

Virtual Event: 11:00AM – 2:00PM Eastern Time

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.

Our live VIRTUAL ZOOM event will kick off Sunday, May 16, 2021 from 11:00AM – 2:00PM with lots of fun activities along with our International partners from Canada, Croatia, Ireland, Netherlands and the UK as the list continues to grow. We will be hosting a mixture of professional presentations, entertainment and games, with surprise guest appearances. In addition to the virtual event, some locations will be hosting an IN PERSON event- please check all the locations below.

Stay tuned for FINAL AGENDA….

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!

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 

 2021 Zoo Press Release 

✔ Become a 22q Citizen Journalist 

 Zoo Photo Release

Zoo Sign in Sheets  

GOAL FOR 2021 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

Brisbane – In person

22q Foundation Australia & New Zealand 

Name of Zoo: Queens Park

Coordinator Name: Maria

Email: president@22q.org.au 


New South Wales – In person

Name of Zoo: Central Parklands Merrylands

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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Edmonton – In person TBD

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Toronto – Virtual 

Name of Zoo: Toronto Zoo

Coordinator Names

Andrea: andrea.shugar@sickkids.ca

Cheryl: cheryl.cytrynbaum@sickkids.ca

Rozmin: rozmin.visram@sickkids.ca


Vancouver/ Victoria – Virtual (International 22q11.2 Foundation) 

Name of Zoo: Greater Vancouver Zoo

Coordinator Name:  Pooja

Email: poojapanwar@hotmail.com

Santiago

Name of Zoo: Buin

Coordinator Names:

Patricia – pjesam@gmail.com

Gabriela – grepetto@udd.cl

 

Vukovar – Virtual (International 22q11.2 Foundation) 

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

Max Appeal – Virtual (International 22q11.2 Foundation) 

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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


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 – Virtual (International 22q11.2 Foundation) 

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 – Virtual 

Name of Zoo: Virtual Event 

Coordinator Name: Kiyoto Kasai

Email: 22q.research@gmail.com 

For more information visit here

Last years Activity Report 


Nagano – TBD

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

Virtual (International 22q11.2 Foundation)

Stichting Steun 22Q11

Name of Zoo: Virtual Event 

Coordinator Name: Petra Oostema

Email: petra@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

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Coordinator Name: Benita

Email: Benita.penfold@mweb.co.za


Port Elizabeth

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Coordinator Name: Ntombie

Email: ntombiemitchell@yahoo.co.uk


Seoul – TBD

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Ockero

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Coordinator Name: Rose Marie L, Foreningen 22q11

Email: r-marie@telia.com

Kaoshiung – TBD

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Taipei – TBD

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Phucket – TBD

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Montgomery, AL – TBD

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Tuscaloosa, AL – TBD

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Little Rock, AR – TBD

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Phoenix, AZ – TBD

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Irvine, CA – In person 

Name of Zoo: OC Zoo

Coordinator Name: 22qties

Email: info@22qties.org

See Attached Flyer


Santa Ana, CA – TBD

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Los Angeles, CA – TBD

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Sacramento, CA -TBD

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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 – TBD

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Naples, FL – TBD

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Tampa, FL – In person 

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Coordinator: Cecillia Claudio 

Email: elegant3events@gmail.com


Atlanta, GA  – TBD

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Oahu, HI – TBD

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Boise, Idaho – TBD

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Des Moines, IA – TBD

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Chicago, IL – TBD

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South Bend, IN – TBD

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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 – TBD

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Grand Rapids, MI – TBD

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Wallace, MI – TBD

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Apple Valley, MN – TBD

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Minneapolis, MN – TBD

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Kansas City, MO – TBD

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St. Louis, MO – TBD

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Jackson, MS – TBD

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Billings, MT – TBD

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Asheboro, NC – TBD

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Omaha, NE – In person 

Mission 22q

Name of Zoo: Lincoln Children’s Zoo

Coordinator Name: Jane 

Email: jvschuster77@gmail.com


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 – In person 

Name of Zoo: Aquarium of Niagara

Coordinator Name: Nadine Miceli

Email: vcfsbuffalo@yahoo.com

Time: 12:00PM – 4:00PM


New York , NY – TBD

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Staten Island, NY – TBD

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Syracuse, NY – TBD

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Email: kimmers7935@icloud.com


Cincinnati, OH -TBD

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Cleveland, OH -TBD

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Columbus, OH – TBD

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Oklahoma City, OK – TBD

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Tulsa, OK – TBD

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Portland, OR 

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Halifax, PA – TBD

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Philadelphia, PA 

Name of Zoo: Virtual Event 

Coordinator Name: Carol 

Email: info@22q.org


Pittsburgh, PA – TBD

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Schneckesville, PA – TBD

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Greenville, SC  – TBD

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Columbia, SC – TBD

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Sioux Falls, SD – Virtual 

Name of Zoo: Virtual Zoom Event Social Gathering and Games

Coordinator Name: Lisa

Email: Lisa.Ohden@SanfordHealth.org

Time: 3:00PM Central Time


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 

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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 

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Salt Lake City, UT – TBD

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Norfolk, VA – TBD

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Richmond, VA – In person

Name of Zoo: Richmond Metro Zoo

Coordinator Name:  Mariah 

Email: clarkm4@mymail.vcu.edu

See attached flyer here

Date: Saturday May 15, 2021


Washington, DC

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Seattle, WA 

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Milwaukee, WI – TBD

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