Category Archive: Events

World Turtle Week happening at the Zoo from May 18th to 23rd

World Turtle Week happening at the Zoo from May 18th to 23rd. Staring the same weekend as the opening for the new Giant Panda exhibit! You won’t want to miss all the festivities!… Continue reading

Spring Toad Festival and World Turtle Week

Our annual Spring Toad Festival took place at the Toronto Zoo on May 4th and May 5th. And what a great event it was! Visitors celebrated the arrival of spring by experiencing the… Continue reading

Teachers Win Your Class a Free Trip to the Zoo!

WIN a Free Class Trip to the ZOO! Help celebrate the magnificent world of turtles with the Toronto Zoo’s Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation Programme! Have your class create and decorate sculptural turtles using any… Continue reading

Adopt-A-Pond at the Cottage Life Show

Join Adopt-A-Pond at the Cottage Life Show April 5th to the 7th! You can get up close and personal with Ontario’s only venomous snake the Eastern Massasauga rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus)! Ontario, being the… Continue reading

Adopt-A-Pond Meets Up With FOCA

On March 2nd Adopt-A-Pond’s Wetland Biologist, Shannon, and Stewardship Coordinator, Crystal, attended the Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations (FOCA) AGM and spring seminar. FOCA is the pre-eminent Ontario-wide organization representing cottagers and permanent… Continue reading

World Wetlands Day Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Americas Pavilion

World Wetlands Day Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Americas Pavilion Celebrate the wonderful and wacky world of wetland creatures and join in some conservation fun with the Adopt-A-Pond Programme… Continue reading

6th Annual FrogWatch and Turtle Tally Participant Appreciation Day

On November 3rd, 2012, Turtle Talliers and FrogWatchers from across the province gathered for a fun-filled day of presentations from frog and turtle stewards, opportunities to share photos and meet fellow conservationists, and an opportunity to tour the Zoo’s reptile and amphibian… Continue reading

11th annual Youth Outdoors Day at Luther Marsh Conservation Area

Adopt-A-Pond took part in the 11th annual Youth Outdoors Day at Luther Marsh Conservation Area outside of Guelph on September 15th. Youth Outdoors Day is an annual event organized by a team of… Continue reading

The 2012 Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-Up

by BHAVNA SAMTANI, Visual Communications Intern || Every September, Canadians from across the country head to their local shorelines to help in making it more habitable for wildlife. On September 21st, 2012, staff… Continue reading

Adopt-A-Pond at the Verona Cattail Festival

by SHANNON RITCHIE, Lakeside Project Lead || On August 10th, Adopt-A-Pond took part in the 17th annual Verona Cattail Festival. This locally unique festival honours the versatile nature of cattails. Cattails are famous for… Continue reading