NC Zoo Endangered Species Walk (Rescheduled)

Event Date: 
Sat, Jun 28
8:00 to 12:00


Join the Sierra Club Foothills Group and Nicole Petersen, a zoologist, marine scientist, and the NC Zoo’s Visitor Educator for our first NC Zoo Endangered Species Walk.  The zoo is about much more than showing off cute animals to the public—it has a serious environmental and conservation mission to protect, preserve, and rehabilitate threatened and endangered animal and plant species both in the U.S. and around the globe.


We will discover some the NC Zoo’s endangered species and what is being done to protect these valuable resources.  Starting at Cypress Swamp, we will learn about endangered animal and plant species.  Then on to the Rocky Coast exhibit to uncover issues impacting some species in the Arctic.  A behind the scenes tour of the zoo’s education program animals and a meet and greet with a few of these education ambassadors is next.  We will continue through North America stopping at various exhibits with endangered or threatened species and learning about conservation efforts the zoo has in place locally and internationally.


After the two hour tour and presentation, guests will be free to explore other parts of the zoo on their own.


All participants will be required to purchase a zoo admission ticket.  There will be an additional $7/person fee for the Endangered Species Walk.  Our group will be limited to 20 participants.  Any additional participants will be added at the discretion of the Outings Leader.   Note that the Sierra Club requires all outings participants to sign a standard waiver. 


Your cell phone number will be required to register (this is for trip communication only--we do not give out telephone numbers to third parties.)  Please contact Vance Parker to register by Wednesday, June 25th via e-mail at or by telephone before 10:00 p.m. at (336) 768-0481.  This is a family-friendly outing suitable for all ages.