LEGO contest at Aldergrove zoo

LEGO animals will help fund future conservation efforts.

LEGO fans can create a sculpture in plastic bricks on animal conservation for the Greater Vancouver Zoo.

The new contest is inviting LEGO sculptors of all ages to make a project for display at the zoo.

A panel will judge the sculptures and award prizes.

“This event will help by providing more awareness for the programs we are involved with, but ultimately we hope to encourage appreciation of the environment and motivate our guests to get more involved with any form of conservation efforts,” said Jody Henderson, marketing and communications manager at the zoo.

The zoo is involved with both local and overseas conservation projects.

“Locally we are involved with three native endangered species breeding programs (Oregon Spotted Frog, Western Painted Turtles and Taylor’s Checkerspot Butterflies) where we release the captive breed species back into protected wild locations,” said Henderson.

As for the field work, the Zoo is involved with the Iranian Cheetah Project, Guatemalan Yellow­Naped Amazon Parrot and Indian Hornbill Nest Adoption Program.

All of them are supported by public contributions.

Creating for Conservation will take place on Saturday, July 30th from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Greater Vancouver Zoo. Proceeds from the event will go to conservation efforts supported by the zoo. To register, visit http://gvzoo.com/creatingforconservation.

Admission and entry to the contest for children is $29, $35 for adults.​

 

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