NATURE’S WILD BACKYARD
Accredited zoos worldwide are living bridges between an increasingly urban society and natural habitats threatened by growing human encroachment. It is through today’s zoo that future generations will come to a greater understanding of the human impact on the natural world and be motivated to preserve it. The Edmonton Valley Zoo takes that responsibility very seriously…
60 Years of Experiences
Since 1959, the Edmonton Valley Zoo has hosted generations of guests seeking to experience the unique bond between humans and the wild animals that we, as a species, have always enjoyed. Our Zoo has been the starting place on a journey of love, learning, care and respect for thousands seeking to experience the wonder of wildlife.
A New Species of Zoo
The ‘Storyland Valley Zoo’ was leading edge in 1959. Times have changed. Today, now known as the Edmonton Valley Zoo, it is transforming from a 5-acre petting zoo to a 21st century centre of learning, research and conservation.
The Project: Nature’s Wild Backyard
Children are fascinated by the natural world, especially by animals. By providing them with a fun setting where they can learn about animals and nature, we can create lifelong ambassadors for the long-term health of all species on our planet. The next phase of the Zoo’s transformation will embrace interactive play and discovery, immersing kids in a unique environment which will allow them to experience the world in the same manner as the animals that inhabit it: Under, Between, On and Above.
Beyond Bricks and Mortar
Completion of Nature’s Wild Backyard will establish the Edmonton Valley Zoo as a worldwide leader in its field, demonstrating an ongoing commitment to animal welfare, education, conservation and environmental stewardship. Our Zoo holds a special place in the hearts of generations of visitors. It is the ambition of this project to reignite this passion and to ensure that our Zoo becomes a place where lasting memories are forged for generations yet to come.
The Planet Needs You. The Zoo Needs You.
The Edmonton Valley Zoo has exciting plans to become a force for shaping and changing attitudes about animals and the environment within Edmonton and around the globe. We cannot do it without you. We invite you to help us create a special place that inspires love and learning of the natural world.
To pledge your gift and help us build our Zoo, please contact the Valley Zoo Development Society at: email@example.com.
ADOPT AN ANIMAL
The Valley Zoo Development Society’s Adopt an Animal program inspires people to improve and enrich the lives of the animals in the Edmonton Valley Zoo’s care. Adopting one of our special animals provides vital funding for improved habitats and enrichment materials. Absolutely anyone can become an Adopt an Animal parent and help to cultivate the nurturing environment and inspiration our animals deserve.
This summer, adopt a special friend and discover the joy of our Adopt An Animal Program!
CALL TO ARTISTS!
Calling all creatives! We are currently seeking organizations or individuals (local artists, architects, designers) with a passion for the arts and the environment to share their vision with the local community. We invite anyone with an artistic vision to design an exhibit for the festival.
The theme of the competition is “Canada 150 & Our Energy Future”. Individuals or teams are able to work with different light materials, ice sculptures or any other creative ideas to design a winter light themed exhibit that either celebrates Canada’s 150th Anniversary or showcases renewable or alternative energy methods in its construction. Keep in mind, many of these exhibits will also include the stars of the Edmonton Valley Zoo themselves, the animals!
Project submission deadline is August 1st, 2017, so apply soon!
BECOME A VALLEY ZOO AMBASSADOR
Children are fascinated by the natural world, especially by animals. By providing them with a fun setting in which they can learn about nature, we can create lifelong ambassadors for the long-term health of all species on our planet.
As part of the revitalization of the Edmonton Valley Zoo, the original footprint of the ‘Storyland Valley Zoo’ will soon be transformed into an interactive space, called Nature’s Wild Backyard, which will feature animal experiences in their most natural setting. The Valley Zoo Development Society has made a commitment to raising nine million dollars in support of this project.
We need individual and corporate champions to help make Nature’s Wild Backyard a reality. We cannot do this without your support.
We are looking for individuals who are passionate about making Edmonton a better place for its residents and visitors, and those who want to play a vital role in inspiring new generations of earth ambassadors who care about and are committed to preserving our planet.
We are looking for ambassadors to help raise awareness and funds for this incredible education and conservation facility in our community.
As a Valley Zoo ambassador, you will commit to:
- raising $5,000
- making 5 community connections
- hosting a third party fundraising event
We invite you to join us as a Valley Zoo Ambassador to help us re-energize our zoo and create a space that inspires future generations.
To learn more about the role of the ambassadors or to pledge your support in this role, please contact us.
“LEAF” A LEGACY
The Edmonton Valley Zoo has been the scene of many fond memories for countless families and many generations. Now, you can give these memories permanent recognition, and help support the revitalization of the Edmonton Valley Zoo, by having your name or the name of a loved one, engraved on a leave on our Eterni-tree. By purchasing a leaf, you help guarantee that future generations will be able to visit “Nature’s Wild Backyard” and see your commitment to helping build, not only our zoo but our community.
Our goal is to have five of these beautiful trees located throughout the property, for a fundraising total of $2 million dollars.
Our Zoobuilder Program is an exciting way to support the revitalization of the Edmonton Valley Zoo, volunteer at the zoo, and to get up-close-and-personal with some of your favourite animals! The ZooBuilder Program's "1-2 Person Encounter" and the "2-4...read more
HELP BUILD OUR ZOO!
It is through today’s zoos that future generations will come to a greater understanding of the human impact on the natural world and be motivated to preserve it and reverse the damage already done. Every donation, big or small, helps us revitalize our beloved Edmonton Valley Zoo! Thank you for caring for the animals, our children's future and the planet!