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[Aug 11, 2018] GIRS weekend at the Omaha Zoo (Omaha, NE)

Discussion in 'GIRS Events & Fests' started by xroads, May 16, 2018.

GIRS weekend at the Omaha Zoo
Posted By Bud

Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium
Berniece Grewcock Butterfly and Insect Pavilion, 3701 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68107, USA
Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 08:00 AM
(ends Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 06:00 PM)
Timezone: America/Chicago

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Start: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 08:00 AM
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  1. xroads Veteran Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    La Porte City, IA
    Ratings:
    +990 / 6 / -0
    GIRS weekend at the Omaha Zoo/behind the scenes tour/speaker event

    Aug 11th & 12th

    Another great event brought to you by the Greater Iowa Reef Society.

    Each day, Sat & Sun there will be a behind the scenes tour at 1:00 on a first come first serve basis. If demand is greater than 20 people, members will have the first opportunity for the 20 spots. If demand is still high, we ask that 1 member per family attend. The zoo has requested only 18+ attend the tours.

    The tours, speakers, and dinner are free, however, you will still have to pay admission to the zoo.

    Speaking Event

    Americinn Inn Omaha
    9720 W Dodge Road
    Omaha Ne, 68114

    Sat Aug 11th

    5pm Zoo Aquarist Tim Morrissey
    6pm Dinner
    7pm Zoo Aquarist Andy Hinrichs

    Tim Morrissey will give a presentation on Corals while is coworker Andy Hinrichs will give a presentation on Jellyfish.

    See signup in 2nd post in this thread!

    Posssible room rate at the Americinn Inn
     
  2. xroads Veteran Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    La Porte City, IA
    Ratings:
    +990 / 6 / -0
    Sat Tour 1:00

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    Last edited: Aug 6, 2018
  3. BrandonD32 Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

    409
    West Des Moines, IA
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    +52 / 3 / -0
    What time are the tours and the presentations?
     
  4. xroads Veteran Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    La Porte City, IA
    Ratings:
    +990 / 6 / -0
    not 100% set yet, but tours will likely be around 1:00 each day. Presentations will be Sat evening at 5:00 and 6:30. Probably with food in between
     
  5. tje22 Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

    351
    Greene county
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    +22 / 0 / -0
    This sounds awesome! Ive been looking for a good excuse to go to the zoo. Ill have to check my work schedule.
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2018
  6. BrandonD32 Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

    409
    West Des Moines, IA
    Ratings:
    +52 / 3 / -0
    My girlfriend and I are definitely interested in going.
     
  7. xroads Veteran Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    La Porte City, IA
    Ratings:
    +990 / 6 / -0
    If you havent been to the zoo, they have one of the best aquariums in the nation IMO.
     
  8. blackx-runner Administrator Website Team Leadership Team GIRS Member

    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Ratings:
    +730 / 5 / -0
    Great aquarium, was just there a few weeks ago. The rest of the zoo is awesome as well. Great way to plan a weekend away with the family.

    The behind the scenes tour at the aquarium is definitely an opportunity you won't want to miss out on. Did it last time GIRS organized it. Awesome seeing all the equipment and happenings you usually wouldn't get to see. I don't think there are many hobbyists that wouldn't enjoy the experience.
     
  9. Bud Loves Bacon Website Team Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
    Ratings:
    +1,707 / 14 / -0
    I created an event for this on the calendar, moved the thread to the Events & Fests sub-forum, and merged the threads & separated out the signup list. Just FYI.
     
  10. I would really like to go but I am having my right knee replaced in July. Have a great time. Keep on scheduling such opportunities for the club.
     
  11. Reef Medic Clay Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

    406
    Des Moines, IA
    Ratings:
    +73 / 0 / -0
    Sign me up for 2 on the 12th!! I'm way in!
     
  12. Buku Well-Known ReefKeeper Leadership Team GIRS Member

    560
    Ankeny, IA
    Ratings:
    +199 / 4 / -0
    Is this a for sure thing? Also any idea what it would cost per person?
     
  13. blackx-runner Administrator Website Team Leadership Team GIRS Member

    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Ratings:
    +730 / 5 / -0
    I would guess it would just be the general admission cost to the zoo, nothing extra.
    Looks like their group rates on admission start at 40 people and 3 weeks notice, that one might be hard to arrange, but there are coupons and stuff that pop up to help a little with admission pricing.
     
  14. Pygmey Well-Known ReefKeeper Leadership Team

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    Cedar Rapids, IA
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    Count me in
     
  15. Derek34 GIRS Member

    149
    Manchester, IA
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    My fiancé and I would like to join.
     
  16. Derek34 GIRS Member

    149
    Manchester, IA
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    We would like to put down for the Saturday date.
     
  17. xroads Veteran Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    La Porte City, IA
    Ratings:
    +990 / 6 / -0
    If you are coming, please indicate Sat or Sun tour
     
  18. pwfish

    pwfish GIRS Member

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    Put me down for 2.
     
  19. xroads Veteran Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    La Porte City, IA
    Ratings:
    +990 / 6 / -0
    Updated with speaker location and times.

    Again please indicate which day you want for your behind the scenes tour.
     
  20. Tom Dc New User GIRS Member

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    Omaha
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    I would like to go Saturday. Sunday ok if filled. Tom Dea
     

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