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Eggs and incubation and hatchlings, oh my!

We have some great news to share on this #TurtleTuesday: Our Blanding’s turtle eggs have finished hatching! You can see the young hatchlings in the Americas Pavilion here at the Toronto Zoo. In… Continue reading

Seasonals are back!

After a late start and much uncertainty about how this year would look, seasonal Field Technicians Nina and Carolyn are finally back on the Adopt-A-Pond team! We are so happy to be back,… Continue reading

My Experience in Forestry: Indigenous Engagement & TEK

Megan Young, Adopt-A-Pond’s Wildlife Biologist, took part in an internship in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, at the Great Lakes Forestry Centre for 12 weeks over the winter. She was working as a First… Continue reading

My Experience in Forestry: The Microbial Ecology Lab

Megan Young, Adopt-A-Pond’s Wildlife Biologist, took part in an internship in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, at the Great Lakes Forestry Centre for 12 weeks over the winter. She was working as a First… Continue reading

My Experience in Forestry: The Soil Lab

Megan Young, Adopt-A-Pond’s Wildlife Biologist, took part in an internship in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, at the Great Lakes Forestry Centre for 12 weeks over the winter. She was working as a First… Continue reading

Join the Chorus: Volunteers Needed for Large-Scale Monitoring of a Small-Scale Frog

By Kaitlyn Hall, Species At Risk Technician at Blazing Star Environmental With the shortest days of winter behind us, biologists everywhere are itching to leave the office and return to the great outdoors.… Continue reading

My Last Co-op Day at the Toronto Zoo

Written by Hayleigh, a Co-op Student from Dunbarton High School As you may already know from my previous blog posts, my name is Hayleigh and I’ve been working at the Zoo as a… Continue reading

Field Work, a year-round effort!

When I started my co-op placement here at the zoo one of the first activities I got involved with was go out on the field. I assisted the two amazing Field Technicians, Brianna… Continue reading

Welcome to Hayleigh, AAPs new co-op student!

The Adopt-A-Pond Team is very excited to welcome Hayleigh from Dunbarton Highschool. Hayleigh has been working hard to care for the hatchling and juvenile turtles as part of our headstart project, and tracking… Continue reading

My Co-op experience at the Toronto Zoo – by Kylie Riches

My name is Kylie Riches and I have been a Co-op student here at the Zoo since February. I go to Dunbarton High School in Pickering, ON. These past few months have been… Continue reading