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Nominations Open For Aquarion Environmental Champion Awards

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Jan 312017
 

The Aquarion Water Company is again seeking to recognize adults, students, small and large businesses, and non-profits whose volunteer efforts have protected or improved Connecticut’s natural resources – its air, water, soils or plant and wildlife communities.

For the seventh year, the company will select winners of its Aquarion Environmental Champion Awards in five categories: Adult, Youth, Small Business, Large Business and Non-Profit Organization.

“As Stewards of the Environment, Aquarion Water Company is proud to provide an opportunity to acknowledge the many outstanding projects that help protect and preserve our state’s environment,” said Charles V. Firlotte, President and CEO of Aquarion Water Company.  “Caring for Connecticut’s natural resources is a team effort, and we look forward to celebrating the people, companies and non-profit organizations whose accomplishments in this endeavor have gone above and beyond.”

Awards will include a $1,000 award for the student winner and $2,500 contributions to environmental non-profit organizations selected by the other category winners. Aquarion will honor winners on June 3, 2017 at a special event to be held at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport.

The deadline for nominations is May 1, 2017. Self-nominations and re-nominations are welcome.

More information is available at www.aquarionwater.com and on Facebook.

Beardsley Zoo Celebrates Birth of Giant Anteater

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Apr 012016
 

Pana and her baby at the Beardsley Zoo.

Pana and her baby at the Beardsley Zoo.

For the first time in CT’s Beardsley Zoo history, they are celebrating a Giant anteater birth!

Arriving on Feb. 13 after a 175-day gestation period, the baby weighed 2.4 pounds at birth but is now around 9 pounds.
The proud parents are first time dad “EO” and second time mom “Pana,” who we brought to the Zoo with hopes of breeding.
Mother and baby are off exhibit bonding, with plans for a debut in late spring at which time they will hold a baby-naming contest. 
In the meantime, you can see EO playing in the water (his favorite activity), or following his caretaker, especially when she has apples for him.
The Beardsley Zoo is Connecticut’s ONLY zoo and it is located at 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, only minutes from Orange. It is open every day from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Wild Wine, Beer & Food Safari Fundraiser Benefits the Beardsley Zoo

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Jun 022015
 

Screen Shot 2015-04-07 at 3.48.09 PMConnecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, will host its annual “Wild Wine, Beer & Food Safari” fundraiser at the Zoo on Saturday, June 6 from 6-9 p.m.

  • Standard tickets are $60 each
  • Parties of 4 or more will receive each standard ticket for $55
  • VIP Tickets at $100 each entitle you to an exclusive “Behind the Scenes” with our animals from 4:30-5:30 p.m. pre-event
  • Tickets at the gate are $65 if available

The event includes a large variety of different wines and a huge selection of specialty beers.

The evening’s festivities also include live entertainment, silent auction and raffle.

In the past few years, this popular fundraiser has SOLD OUT, so act now!  Click here to purchase your tickets online.  

Food Vendors include:

  • Addeo’s Italian Ice
  • Dave Grant Catering
  • Joey C’s Roadhouse BBQ & Tex Mex
  • Luigi’s Italian Pastry
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Smoke & Bones
  • Vazzy’s Brick Oven

 …and more to come! Keep checking the Zoo website event page for more vendors.

Sponsors:

Wine & Beer Sponsor: Glen Ro Spirit Shoppe

Presenting Sponsor: People’s United Bank

Big Hearted Bear: Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala, P.C.; Merit Insurance

Opulent Otters: Aquarion Water Company; Cablevision; Coca-Cola; The Vazomica Foundation

Compassionate Condors: The Ganim Group, LLC

Zoo Friends: Bridgeport Fittings, Inc.

 Originally Published on: Apr 7, 2015 @ 16:03

Second Publishing on: Apr 30, 2015 @ 18:40

Discount Zoo Tickets Available For Frontier Customers and Employees

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Apr 222015
 

Anne Tetamore, Senior Marketing Manager, Frontier; Kira Howell, Regional VP of Marketing, Frontier; Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch; Frank, Frontier’s Spokesbuffalo; Gregg Dancho, Director, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo; Randy Fiveash, Director, Connecticut Office of Tourism; Mike Dunn, Congressman Jim Himes’ Office along with local children visiting the zoo.

Anne Tetamore, Senior Marketing Manager, Frontier; Kira Howell, Regional VP of Marketing, Frontier; Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch; Frank, Frontier’s Spokesbuffalo; Gregg Dancho, Director, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo; Randy Fiveash, Director, Connecticut Office of Tourism; Mike Dunn, Congressman Jim Himes’ Office along with local children visiting the zoo.

Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR), a leading provider of communications services throughout 28 states and headquartered in Connecticut since 1946, kicked off a two-year sponsorship of the popular American Bison Exhibit with a celebration at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo on Wednesday, April 22.

Mayor Bill Finch joined members of the zoo’s board of directors and representatives from Frontier for the launch event to mark the beginning of the partnership.  Randy Fiveash, Director of the State’s Office of Tourism, Mike Dunn from Congressman Himes’ Office and representatives from Bridgeport’s Office of Planning and Economic Development also were in attendance.

In addition to the sponsorship of the exhibit, Frontier is offering its customers and employees a 15 percent discount on admission to the zoo now through October 2015. In order to receive the discount, Frontier customers must present a bill; employees need to bring their work ID badges when purchasing tickets.

Regular Admission:

Adult Admission (ages 12 & older) = $14.00  -15% discount = $11.90
Child Admission (ages 3 -11) = $11.00
IMG_0267Senior Admission (62 & older) = $11.00  -15% discount = $9.35
Under 3 years = FREE
Connecticut Zoological Society Members = FREE

“We’re excited to partner with a state treasure like Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo to sponsor the American Bison Exhibit,” said Kira Howell, Regional Vice President of Marketing at Frontier. “With warm weather finally making its way to the state, we hope our customers and employees will take advantage of the discount offered to them for a day of outdoor fun with their families!”

The American Bison Exhibit features the zoo’s largest residents, a pair of bison best friends named Dakota and Sweet Pea. The impressive size and speed of these two make it one of the zoo’s most popular and well-visited attractions. Frontier’s Spokesbuffalo Frank was on hand for today’s kickoff celebration, and enjoyed getting to know his like-minded friends Dakota and Sweet Pea, as well as posing for photos with the zoo’s guests.

“We have been working with Frontier for the past few months brainstorming ways to help the community take advantage of all the zoo has to offer,” said Gregg Dancho, Director of Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. “Frontier is an excellent community partner and we look forward to welcoming their customers and employees to the zoo in the coming months.”

 

Hurry and Submit Your Zoo Internship Applications Now

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Feb 022015
 

A zoo volunteer interacts with the goats.

A zoo volunteer interacts with the goats.

The Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport opened its gates to the public in 1922.

The zoo gives visitors an opportunity to see many beautiful, rare, exotic animals and birds in as natural a habitat as possible. And it’s just a short 12 mile drive from Orange.

Internships are available for college-level students and recent graduates in Animal Care, Education, Horticulture and Veterinary Care.

Interns assist zoo staff while learning valuable life lessons about their possible career choices. Internships are available in animal care, vet tech, education, horticulture and administration.

While there is no stipend, students may work for credit.

Prospective interns must be at least 18 years of age, a college undergraduate, or graduate student, or within three years after graduation.

Schedules are flexible and available year-round. There is an interview, application and training process.

The Summer Internship Application Deadline is quickly approaching, so call the Volunteer Office at 203-330-6046 today for more information.