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Night out for Narwhals

June 5, 2019
6:00PM - 10:00PM
Have a whale of a time. Parkway Tavern, 313 N. I St., Tacoma

Narwhal Night Out

Help save narwhals
(Unicorns of the sea.)
Everyone loves narwhals - and now's your chance to help protect these beautiful whales. Join zookeepers at the Parkway Tavern, where 50c of every drink purchase will go to narwhal conservation.
Parkway Tavern
Point Defiance AAZK.
(Working for wildlife.)
The Point Defiance chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) is a group of PDZA staff and volunteers who fundraise for conservation in their free time. Since 2011 we've raised over $25,000!
Point Defiance AAZK

Conservation Stories

Counting shoreline trash

It was a sunny Saturday in Tacoma – perfect for the beach. But as Zach Hawn and Kailee Bynum picked their way across Owen Beach with five Zoo volunteers, they weren’t just there for the weather. They were there to count and clean up trash, joining dozens of walkers, kayakers and even divers in the second annual Tacoma Shoreline Survey. Cleaning and counting Organized by the Ikkatsu Project to survey the entirety of Tacoma’s shoreline for marine debris, the Shoreline…

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Creating Wildlife Champions

At Arlington Elementary in South Tacoma, 25 kids are wiggling into blue rain jackets. As a teacher corrals them into line, they hop around excitedly, chatting to the four Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium staff helping them. “Are we going to the park?” “Are we doing science again?” When the Zoo staff smile and nod, there’s a group exclamation: “Yessssss!” It’s exactly what everyone wants to hear. Because these 4th and 5th-graders are part of the three-year Wildlife Champions project,…

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Solar by Day, LED by Night

For many years now, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium has been saving energy every night of Zoolights with LED bulbs – in fact, we’ve been totally LED since 2014. But now the Zoo will be making energy during the day as well, thanks to 71 brand-new solar panels on the roof of a building most visitors don’t even think about. “Okay, are you ready?” asks Matt Wright, lead foreman at Northwest Wind and Solar, as he takes one end of…

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