Cocktails and Candy for Conservation

7th Annual Uncorked and Tapped for Conservation

Over 200 people gathered to enjoy elegant hor d’oeuvres and libations at Lake Superior Zoo’s Uncorked and Tapped for Conservation Fundraiser held last night at the zoo. As a fan of wine and craft beer myself, I can’t think of a better way to spend a Thursday evening.

Gift basket raffles, wine wall with prize drawings, delectable food, and 17 vendors providing samples of fabulous wines and local brews made for an incredible evening. I’d like to give a shout out to all our sponsors who helped make the night a success! If you didn’t make it this year, keep an eye open for details on next year’s event.

Proceeds from Uncorked and Tapped for Conservation benefit YOUR Lake Superior Zoo’s education and conservation missions. Our conservation initiatives include: being a part of the Species Survival Plan Program coordinated by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, promoting sustainability, and providing conservation education.

How can I do my part?

Speaking of conservation, did you know you can make a difference with the candy you buy? Support orangutan, tiger, and hornbill conservation by choosing to buy your Halloween candy from companies who source 100% certified sustainable palm oil. A list can be found at the bottom of Boo at the Zoo’s event page. Did I mention you can buy pre-sale tickets as well? Hint. Hint.

Also, we’ll be decorating over the next 23 days. You read that right, only 23 days until Boo at the Zoo! I definitely need to finish my costume. Can’t wait to see you all there!

Learn more about the palm oil crisis

Are you interested in learning more about the Palm Oil crisis? You can visit the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil website and learn what everyday products use palm oil here. For those of you who like the convenience of smart phones and their apps (Me! Me! Me!), the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado has some great resources, including a link to a shopping guide app. Please excuse me now, since I’ve got an app to download.

 


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