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|Post-Conference Tour to Jacksonville Zoo and White Oak|
Extend you stay into more wild lands of Florida
This is a rare opportunity for Conference participants to visit the Jacksonville Zoo http://www.jacksonvillezoo.org and White Oak http://www.whiteoakwildlife.org, with an overnight stay right on the beach at Fernandina Beach.
Tour participants will board the bus leaving the Coronado Springs Resort at 8:00 am on Saturday, 25 October. First stop is at the Jacksonville Zoo, (approximately 10:30 am) where they will offer a veterinary hospital tour and opportunity to view some back areas in Land of the Tiger, in addition to exploring the rest of the Zoo. Box lunches will be provided. At approximately 2:00 pm participants will board the bus for the short trip to White Oak, where they will be treated to animal tours and veterinary hospital tours during the afternoon. Participants will gather at the Pavilion at about 5:30 for the open bar and dinner. The pool will be open…. but there are no guarantees about the water temperature on 25 October. The bus will then transport participants to the Amelia Hotel and Suites on the Beach.
Sunday morning continental breakfast will be served, and swimming or a walk on the beach is encouraged. The bus will depart at 10:00 and go directly to Orlando International Airport (MCO) so that people can catch their flights home. The bus will arrive by 2:00 pm on Sunday, the 26th, so leave at least an hour for check-in and your flight (2 hours for international flights). The bus will continue on back to the Coronado Springs Resort for those wishing to spend more time in Orlando.
Price for this tour is $195 double occupancy, $245 single occupancy. For double occupancy, if you don’t have a roommate preference, just be sure to fill out the "gender” box. If you have a colleague you would like to share a room with, please indicate that in the box provided.
If you will be traveling with a guest or spouse and sharing a room with one king or queen size bed, please indicate that and provide the name of the guest or spouse. Tour is limited to 55 participants.
Make sure you return to the registration page to complete your registration.
Anneke Moresco spent the last year doing post doctoral work at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in the Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW). Anneke and colleagues participated in a conservation and reproduction project for the black-footed cat in South Africa. See the spotlight HERE. Photo credit Dr. Alex Sliwa (curator at the Cologne zoo)