Conservation and Education at the Lehigh Valley Zoo

June 29th, 2011 posted by

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Penguins

Recently my colleague Ryan and I were given a private tour of the Lehigh Valley Zoo by Alan Raisman, their Development & Marketing Coordinator. I had never been to this particular zoo, so I was excited to see what they had to offer visitors to Lehigh Valley. First of all, the drive up to the zoo is pretty cool. It already felt like an escape as we drove the car up and around the winding curves that led up to the picturesque Trexler Nature Preserve, an 1,100 acre wonderland within which the zoo is located.

Home to more than 275 animals representing some 70 species, the Lehigh Valley Zoo is an educational and entertaining escape from the everyday routine. One of my favorite parts was walking into the Lorikeet enclosure and letting them perch on my shoulder, mainly because it kind of made me feel like a pirate. I also enjoyed watching the three Mexican Gray Wolves prowl about their area, especially since there are only about 40 of them left in the world.

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The Schnecksville Fair is rolling into town

June 17th, 2010 posted by

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After The Great Allentown Fair (BTW, I can’t wait to see Rush on August 31), my favorite Lehigh Valley fair would have to be the one in Schnecksville. That would be the 27th Annual Schnecksville Fair, which starts on Monday and runs through next Saturday.

Each year I volunteer some of my time to help out at the hot dog stand, which benefits the Fair directly. Besides the hot dogs and people watching, here are a couple of reasons why I like this Fair:

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