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Kicking for Rhinos Promotional Video

by on Jul.17, 2014, under Uncategorized

Please watch our promotional video for our upcoming fundraiser!  See you all at Bingo Night in 3 days!

Kicking for Rhinos Promo Video

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BAAAZK Presents: Kicking for Rhinos!

by on Jul.06, 2014, under Uncategorized

BAAAZK is excited to announce that we are dedicating National Zoo Keeper Week (July 20-26) to AAZK’s flagship fundraiser, “Bowling for Rhinos!”

We will be celebrating and raising money for rhino conservation all week long with our first event on July 20th at CuriOdyssey.  It will be bingo, but instead called: R-H-I-N-O!  Throughout the week we will have bake sales at various facilities and an online auction.  We will end the week with a kick ball game night July 26th in Burlingame.

Please post our flyer at your facilities.  The link to the online auction will be sentJuly 20th. We can’t wait to celebrate rhinos with all of you!

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Easy AAZK Online Access

by on Jul.01, 2014, under Uncategorized

We have a new page on our website!  Look for the “AAZK Online” tab at the top of the page.  Anyone with a subscription to this great resource can now log in through our BAAAZK webpage.  In addition, there is a link with registration instructions and information on navigating AAZK Online.



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2014 BAAAZK Scholarship Winner

by on May.27, 2014, under Uncategorized

Congratulations to Carrie from Oakland Zoo/Happy Hollow Park and Zoo for winning the $500 National AAZK Conference scholarship! BAAAZK officers can’t wait to give away another scholarship next year.

Carrie holds up her $500 scholarship with pride!

Carrie holds up her $500 scholarship with pride!

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AAZK Online Workshop

by on May.12, 2014, under Uncategorized

Join us next Tuesday for our AAZK Online Workshop at Oakland Zoo!  Free food and drinks outside of ‘Classroom I’ will start at 5pm.  The workshop will start at 6pm.  We encourage you to bring your computer so you can set up your AAZK Online account and learn to use it’s features right then and there.
AAZK Online Collaborative Learning Environment launched last year and all BAAAZK chapter members get a free one-year subscription to it (valued at $25).  AAZK Online offers select workshops from past AAZK Conferences and advanced and fundamental content for those interested in specific topics related to animal health, behavior, communication, education, husbandry, nutrition, professional growth and safety.  Its webinars include topics from browse, to creating more time in the day to train animals, to leadership.
Please post the flyer to your facilities and send it to anyone who may be interested. Thank you and see you there!
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The Winning Organization is…

by on Apr.21, 2014, under Uncategorized

Thank you everyone for nominating and voting for local organizations for BAAAZK to support this year!

The conservation organization that received the most votes is the… Mountain Lion Foundation!  This Sacramento-based non-profit works hard across the country to pass important legislation to protect mountain lions.  Our financial support for 2014 will help them continue working with politicians and educate the public on this beautiful species.
Membership dues and money raised through BAAAZK events allow us to provide financial support to the organizations that share our mission.  Thank you all for your support in conserving wildlife with us.
Also, please save the next BAAAZK workshop date if you haven’t yet: AAZK Online Workshop at Oakland Zoo May 20th, 6pm in Classroom I.  Details to follow soon.
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Last Chance to Vote + Save the Date

by on Apr.19, 2014, under Uncategorized

Tomorrow is the last day to vote on the organization you want BAAAZK to give money to.  The money we receive from membership dues, fundraisers and more help us sponsor these organizations dedicated to conservation.  Please vote here!

Our next BAAAZK workshop will be about AAZK Online at Oakland Zoo May 20th, 6pm in Classroom I.  All chapter members receive a free one-year subscription to the website and this workshop will help you set up you account and utilize all it has to offer.  You can bring your laptop so officers can help you right then and there.  Details to follow soon.
Happy voting!
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AAZK Conference Scholarship

by on Apr.14, 2014, under Uncategorized

Registration for the 41st National AAZK Conference is now open.  As a chapter member, you are eligible for our $500 conference scholarship.  Please submit the completed form  to an officer or email it to us by April 30th.

Good luck!

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Voting Beings Now!

by on Apr.12, 2014, under Uncategorized

Thank you for nominating organizations for BAAAZK to support this year!  All of these organizations are based in California and help our native wildlife.  Please check your email for the voting survey and vote for the organization you would like us to provide some financial support to by Sunday, the 20th.

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Who Should BAAAZK Sponsor This Year?

by on Apr.07, 2014, under Uncategorized

BAAAZK would like to hear about California-based conservation organizations that you feel strongly about.  Whether the organization needs money, equipment or other resources, we would like to help.  Please nominate a conservation organization that is in California by April 10th by emailing us or responding to the post on our Facebook Page.  We will email an anonymous survey with all of your suggestions and your votes will determine the deserving organization for 2014.

Last year, BAAAZK supported Chopsticks for Salamanders.  We look forward to seeing your nominations by this coming Thursday.

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