Tag: Moonridge Animal Park

Celebrate Native American Heritage At Feast Of The Harvest Moon

Fawnskin, CA, October 14, 2011, noon – The tradition of celebrating Native American culture and legacy continues at the Big Bear Discovery Center in Fawnskin. The National Forest Association’s Feast of the Harvest Moon will take place on Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 10am – 3pm. A day of fun and education is planned for families to experience Native American tradition, song and dance, with a focus on the Serrano’s, the indigenous people of the San Bernardino region. The Festival includes a special welcome and presentation on the history of Big Bear Valley. Guests will be able to sample Serrano food, check out native animals presented by Moonridge Animal Park, go back in time through paleontology, or play traditional Native American games. Guided nature walks by the Discovery Center volunteers are also planned. Admission is free, however, a donation of $2 per person would be greatly appreciated. For more information call 909-382-2790. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31110.mp3|titles=Feast of Harvest Moon...

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Friends Of The Moonridge Zoo Docent Program Expands

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 15,2011, 8:00am – The Friends of the Moonridge Zoo is looking for volunteers who appreciate being around wildlife to become Docents at Big Bear’s animal park. The docent educational program is expanding and will now offer monthly one day comprehensive workshops, where you can become a docent and help support the Moonridge Animal Park. Docent’s assist and provide information to park visitors, they provide help during special events, prepare food in the animal kitchen, work at the gift shop or snack bar, or help with flower gardening or light maintenance. The first workshop will be held 10am to 5pm on Saturday August 27, 2011.  Call 909 878-4200 to reserve your space or for more details. Other scheduled one day workshops will be held in September, October, November, and December. The Friends of The Moonridge Zoo was created in 1989 to support the Moonridge Animal Park through educating the public regarding treatment, protection, and conservation of wildlife, recruiting and coordinating zoo volunteers, and...

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Blues For The Zoo Benefit Concert Raises Funds For Moonridge Animal Park

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 1, 2011, noon – This year’s Blues for the Zoo benefit concert will take place on Saturday, August 6th. The concert features three of Chicago’s great blues guitarists and will help raise money for Moonridge Animal Park’s rehabilitation programs for orphaned and injured alpine wildlife. Singer-songwriter Brother Yusef opens the concert, followed by Maria Muldaur. The Chicago Blues Shootout is the headlining act, an all-star group featuring Lurrie Bell, Ronnie Baker Brooks and Larry McCray. Blues for the Zoo is Saturday, August 6th at Swim Beach Outdoor Amphitheater at 41220 Park Avenue in Big Bear Lake. The gates open at 1pm and the concert starts at 3pm. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the gate. Parking is $3. Children 10 and under get in free with an adult ticket holder. You can bring your own lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Swim Beach is open during the concert for ticket holders only and no coolers allowed. To purchase tickets in advance or to book lodging and ticket packages log onto www.bigbear.com or call 800-424-4232. You can also get tickets at the Big Bear Visitor Center, 630 Bartlett Road or Moonridge Animal Park, 43285 Goldmine Dr. in Big Bear Lake.  [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30917.mp3|titles=Zoo...

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5th Annual Photo Contest At Moonridge Animal Park

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 12, 2011, noon– The 5th Annual Photography Contest at the Moonridge Animal Park is this Saturday May 14, 2011. The contest offers unique opportunities to take pictures of animals in the park. Everyone who enters the contest will get a tour of the park in advance. Photographer Bill Young will offer a pre-contest orientation of the zoo and share some techniques for photographing animals and other aspects of the zoo. Throughout the day animals will be brought out to the presentation green for special photo opportunities. The entry fee is $15 for adults and $10 for children. The price includes regular admission into the Moonridge Animal Park. The photo contest is from 10am to 4pm, with registration between 8:30am and noon. There is no pre-registration. You can enter the contest in one of five skill levels: Child, Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, or Professional. Winners, in each skill level, will have their pictures placed in a professionally designed calendar. All contest participants will get a copy of the calendar as a thank you for supporting the Moonridge Animal Park. For complete event details, background information on the judges, contest rules and to view previous calendar pictures visit http://moonridgezoo.org/photocontest.html [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30718.mp3|titles=Photo...

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Docents Needed At Moonridge Animal Park

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 11, 2011, noon – The Friends of the Moonridge Zoo is looking for volunteers who appreciate being around wildlife to become Docents at Big Bear’s animal park. Docent’s assist and provide information to park visitors, they provide help during special events, prepare food in the animal kitchen, work at the gift shop or snack bar, or help with flower gardening or light maintenance. The Friends of the Moonridge Zoo will start the 2nd Series of their Adult Education Program on May 12th. It will run four consecutive Thursdays 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. If you are interested in becoming a docent call (909) 878- 4200. The Friends of The Moonridge Zoo was created in 1989 to support the Moonridge Animal Park through educating the public regarding treatment, protection, and conservation of wildlife, recruiting and coordinating zoo volunteers, and...

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