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Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo Hosts BOO at the Zoo

SPOOK-tacular Afternoon for Kids of All Ages Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo continues its SPOOK-tacular October with BOO at the Zoo on Sunday, October 29 from noon to 3:00 p.m.  This phantom-tastic afternoon will include goodies, story-time, and activities for your little monsters along with harvest hayrides and seasonal enjoyments for the whole family.  Anyone under 12, in costume, AND accompanied by a paying adult, gets in to the Zoo for FREE!  Hayrides begin at the W.O.L.F. Cabin and are $2.00 each.  Tickets may be purchased at the Zoo gift shop.  “Boo at the Zoo is a longstanding Zoo tradition that many families look forward to,” said Gregg Dancho, Zoo director.  “It’s a fun afternoon of crafts, cool critters, and, of course, candy.” Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is closer than you think and is open daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Admission is discounted by $3 until March 1, 2018 except for Holidays, Boo at the Zoo, and other Special Events. Discounted prices cannot be combined with other promotional offers. Regular adult admission (ages 12 & older) is $15.00, children (ages 3 -11) is $12.00, senior admission (62 and older) is $11.00, and children under 3 years old are free.  Zoo members are also admitted free.  Parking at the Zoo is free of charge.  Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is located at 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, Connecticut, and is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00...

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo’s Curator of Education Jim Knox to Give TEDx Talk in Danbury

Knox to Speak on “How a Shark Taught Him to See” Miss the event?  Catch Jim’s TEDx talk on YouTube! Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo’s Curator of Education Jim Knox will participate in a TEDx talk on Thursday, October 5th at 5:00 pm. in the Danbury High School Theater. Education Curator and Wildlife Ethologist Knox will talk about “How a Shark Taught Him to See,” detailing his fieldwork studying Great White Sharks, Grizzly Bears and African Lions, and how understanding the context of animal behavior can relate to everyday life. The TEDx talk is an “independently organized TED event,” according to the organizers, with a overlying theme of “What Lies Beneath: Understanding Beyond the Superficial.” Other talks will feature Psychiatric Clinician Mary Poupon from Embrace Hope Sandy Hook, who will present “How Horses Are the Mirror to Our Souls and Help Us Heal,” and Dr. Ashley Byun, Professor of Biology at Fairfield University, who will present “Finding Their Way,” how loggerhead turtles find their way from their natal shores to the open ocean in the first hour of their lives. Childhood nutrition expert Jill Castle will present “The Nutrition Prescription for Healthier Kids.” Connecticut’s State Archaeologist Brian Jones will speak on “Connecticut’s 17th Century History.” The event is free of charge, but overwhelming interest has required ticketing. For tickets, email tjaltieri1@gmail.com. Space is limited, and restricted to the first 100 requests, per TEDx rules. Guests should present their ticket confirmation number and ID outside the theater the night of the event for admission. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program...