Brevard Zoo Helps Visitors Become Conservationists

In 2011, the Brevard Zoo will launch a new conservation program called Quarters for Conservation. The mission of this program is to expand the Zoo’s ability to contribute to wildlife conservation both locally and around the globe, while giving visitors the opportunity to become conservationist themselves by playing an active role in deciding, which projects receive the most funding. 

Already in place in several other zoos, Quarters for Conservation will begin on January 1 with the raising of Brevard Zoo’s current admission prices.  But don’t worry, admission fees will only go up by one quarter and zoo memberships will increase by $2.50.  Currently, Brevard Zoo’s admission fee is $13.50 for adults, $12.50 for seniors, and $10.00 for children ages 2-12. 

With the extra fee, each paying visitor will receive a “quarter” token, which they can use to vote for the conservation project that inspires them.  Project information and the voting station will be located just inside the Zoo’s entrance, past the turnstiles.   Additional votes can also be made with real quarters with 100% of those contributions going toward the voted project.

The Brevard Zoo hopes that Quarters for Conservation will raise $55,000.  The Brevard Zoo is located at 3865 N. Wickham Rd. in Melbourne, FL 40 miles east of Orlando, FL on Florida’s Space Coast.

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