Upcoming Events

  • Weed Wrangle

    Mar 4th, 2017
    9:00am - Noon

    We need your help! Join Nashville Zoo for the third annual Weed Wrangle®, a one-day, citywide, volunteer effort to help rescue our public parks and green spaces from invasive species through hands-on removal of especially harmful trees, vines and flowering plants. 

    Exotic invasive species, particularly bush honey suckle and Chinese privet, have out-competed native species for over a hundred years on the Zoo’s Grassmere property. Without natural predators, this invasive vegetation has negatively impacted the ecosystem, causing a decline in native plants along with the animals that rely on them. 

    Supervised by our Zoo conservation experts in horticulture and animal management, Weed Wrangle®volunteers will learn, practice, and begin a habit of maintaining an area free of invasive plants and encourage replanting with natives in removal areas. By engaging our neighbors and challenging them to take action in their own spaces, we hope to create a movement that will have the greatest impact on the invasive plant population.

    Weed Wrangle volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

    All Weed Wrangle volunteers must sign up on our online form in advance:

    Sign up to volunteer

    *Each member of a group must sign up individually.

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  • Climbing for Clouds

    Mar 5th, 2017
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Climb Nashville West

    Join the Nashville Chapter of American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) at Climb Nashville West on Sunday, March 5 for Climbing for Clouds! Bring the family out to climb for a cause and meet some of Nashville Zoo's Animal Ambassabors between 6pm - 8pm. Nashville zookeepers will be available to climb and chat about clouded leopard conservation. 

    The cost to climb is just 15 dollars, five of which will be donated to Nashville Zoo's efforts supporting field research and bringing global awareness to clouded leopard conservation issues. Climbers will also be able to purchase t-shirts for $15.


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