Join us for My Genesee Weekend, September 8-9, to learn about conservation success stories that have happened right in our backyard, including how Seneca Park Zoo has helped to bring back river otters and lake sturgeon to the Genesee River. Visit stations around the Zoo highlighting the bald eagle success story, and the importance of other local species like turkey vultures and raccoons.
Learn about the current status of the Genesee River through the One Cubic Foot citizen science biodiversity study and water sample analysis at the Nature Connection Stage.
Visit with Zoo Naturalists and docents to discover how individual sustainability efforts can help preserve our Genesee, and meet the Zoo’s Urban Ecologists to learn about their involvement in the Urban Wildlife Information Network program.
Connect with local organizations to discover the positive effects of human conservation efforts:
– Friends of Ganondagan will allow guests to immerse themselves into the rich Native American culture and history that has depended on the Genesee River.
– Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management of the Finger Lakes (PRISM) will exhibit about invasive aquatic and terrestrial species affecting the Genesee Rivershed.
– Rochester Museum and Science Center (RMSC) will be educating guests about water runoff and water sustainability.
11 a.m. – Otter Experience
1:30 p.m. – Raccoon Experience