August 5, 2018

Niabi Zoo Alumni & Friends Event
Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Niabi Zoo
13010 Niabi Zoo Rd
Coal Valley, IL
Description: Bring your family and friends out for a fun day at the zoo!! Join us for a truly unique experience exclusively for WIU Alumni, Friends and Family featuring a catered buffet style lunch served in Niabi's picturesque Oceans Gallery with views of the Critically Endangered Cotton-topped Tamarin. We will have exclusive access, and, the gallery will be closed to the rest of the public. A Zoo Educator and a Naturalist at Niabi's Conservation Station will be there to tell guests about the animals in the exhibit as well as the challenges facing our Oceans. Joel Vanderbush, Curator of Conservation & Education will also speak to our group personally regarding the collaborative work between Niabi Zoo and WIU through our Post-Baccalaureate Program in Zoo & Aquarium Studies. We'll learn first- hand the commitment Niabi has made to the conservation of species and habitats and the role WIU students are playing here at the Zoo. Regular admission to the rest of the Niabi Zoo is also included.

A buffet style lunch will be provided (and the zoo promises real plates). Menu: Pulled pork sandwich; Chicken sandwich; Potato Salad; Coleslaw; Fruit Medley Salad; Cookies & Cream Fluff; Iced Tea/Lemonade and Cash Bar

Official time will be announced soon but guests will have access to the rest of the zoo all day! Tentative time is 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. Oceans Gallery experience and luncheon.

$30 per person
If cost is of concern, please contact us and we will be happy to make other arrangements.
Related Web Site: Online registration
Contact Information:
 Alumni Association
 Phone: 309-298-1914
 Email: A-Association@wiu.edu
Source: Alumni

Western Illinois University
1 University Circle * Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309/298-1414 * E-mail info@wiu.edu
Calendar Administration: webstaff@wiu.edu