The San Francisco Zoological Society Board of Directors, past and present, donate funds annually to support staff participation in Earthwatch expeditions. Our generous Board has supported this empowering professional development program for over
Wild Places, Wild Things Lecture Series
The Zoo’s science lecture series brings world-renowned
conservation experts to share stories and photographs about important
conservation projects and discoveries. The lectures are free to Zoo guests, staff, and
Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN)
WCN fosters the entrepreneurial spirit in
the field of conservation by partnering with independent, community-based
conservationists around the world and provides them with the capital and tools they
need to develop solutions for human-wildlife coexistence. A number of Zoo staff
volunteer regularly for this local organization and WCN has partnered with the Zoo
to raise awareness and funds for snow leopard research, Andean mountain cat
conservation, and volunteer recognition.
Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF)
CSF teaches environmental organizations
how to use economics and strategic analysis to conserve nature. Over 1,000
graduates and 88 countries have participated in the training course “Economic Tools
for Conservation” at Stanford University. The Zoo funds one scholarship.
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)
The SFPUC advises the Zoo
on important water and energy conservation projects. In 2013, the
partnership yielded five new electric vehicle chargers in the Zoo’s parking lot.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
NOAA advises the
Zoo on various projects. In 2013, NOAA helped connect our guests
to messages about ocean debris at our Fred Carroll Family Sea Lion Pool.