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Wild Impressions: Andean Bear Bash!

American Association of Zoo Keepers, Nashville Chapter

Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (CDT)

Nashville, TN

Wild Impressions: Andean Bear Bash!

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Join us this summer as we host Wild Impressions: Andean Bear Bash our annual social event and fundraiser featuring wine and beer bar, food, music, and the unique opportunity to purchase and bid on artwork created by Nashville Zoo's animals. In a continuing effort to help protect endangered animals, the Nashville Chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) will be donating the proceeds of this event to the Andean Bear Foundation (ABF).  Conservation of these bears is a timely issue for Nashville Zoo as we will be breaking ground on our first bear exhibit in 2014!  Andean Bear Bash is sponsored and made possible by The Nashville Smile Team.  Additional sponsorship provided by Jerry's Artarama Nashville and Urbane Residential Specialists LLC.  Alcoholic beverages are donated by Lipman Brothers.  A special 'Thank You' to all the framers who have donated framing for the pieces that will be auctioned off at the event!

Click on the ABF logo to read more information about the need for Andean Bear conservation.



**Must be 21 or older and have a valid ID on hand on day of the event to attend.

Have questions about Wild Impressions: Andean Bear Bash!? Contact American Association of Zoo Keepers, Nashville Chapter

When & Where

Nashville Zoo
3777 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211

Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (CDT)

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American Association of Zoo Keepers, Nashville Chapter


The Nashville Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) is made up of zookeepers, zoo staff, docents and volunteers dedicated to professional animal care and conservation.

AAZK's Mission:

* Promote zoos and aquariums as cultural establishments
* Provide a resource and forum of continuing education
* Foster the exchange of research materials
* Provide information through publications and conferences
* Promote conservation
Company Overview
Welcome to the Nashville Chapter of American Association of Zoo Keepers (Nashville AAZK). Although not officially part of the Nashville Zoo, Nashville AAZK activities and efforts are fully endorsed and supported by the Zoo.
AAZK’s purpose to foster a professional attitude in animal keepers by encouraging them to become active members of the professional teams at today’s zoo and aquariums. AAZK supports the promotion and implementation of zoo keeper education and strives to make the general public aware of our concern for all valid and deserving conservation projects and the need for the preservation of our natural resources and animal life.
General Information
Nashville AAZK holds year-round conservation fund-raisers, volunteer opportunities, educational programs, and monthly meetings to meet the goals of our mission. Annual events include a Keeper/Staff dunk booth during the zoo's Ice Day Event, recognizing staff during National Zookeeper Week, representation at Nashville Zoo Member Night events, an annual Animal Art Auction and Bowling For Rhinos, a nation-wide AAZK fundraiser.
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