Make Conservation a New Year’s Resolution with OdySea Aquarium’s FREE Conservation Expo

Visit Over 30 Conservation Exhibitors & Animal Ambassadors from Birds of Prey to Penguins to Alligators (and more!)


WHAT: OdySea Aquarium hosts their fourth annual Conservation Expo – a FREE event featuring over 30 conservation-focused organizations from across Arizona.  Several of these organizations will feature LIVE animal ambassadors at the Expo.


WHO: OdySea Aquarium and 30+ conservation-focused organizations


WHEN: Saturday, January 15 from 9 AM – 2 PM


WHERE: The outdoor courtyard at Arizona Boardwalk (outside OdySea Aquarium)

9500 E. Via de Ventura in Scottsdale, AZ


WHY: Make conservation a new year’s resolution!  OdySea Aquarium gathers dozens of conservation-focused organizations from all over the state for its annual Conservation Expo!  This FREE event is full of fun, learning, and exploration designed for guests of all ages!

Each organization’s booth will be highly interactive featuring either conservation-based arts and crafts, animal meet-and-greets, engaging games, or other lively ways to teach visitors that conservation is a lifestyle and it is easy to make positive changes for the benefit of the planet.  Many of the booths will feature LIVE animal ambassadors including penguins, birds of prey, alligators, snakes, and more!

Other highlights of the 2022 Conservation Expo include:

  • Penguin Poop Bingo
  • Debris in the Desert art created LIVE! Children can help art experts build a giant animal sculpture from debris/trash found during desert clean-ups
  • Animal ambassador appearances and photo opportunities throughout the day with donations going to AZA Penguin/Turtle SAFE (Saving Animals From Extinction) programs
  • Raffles with prizes
  • Special area for kids featuring bounce houses and slides

Participating organizations for the 2022 OdySea Aquarium Conservation Expo:

AAZK- American Association of Zookeepers

Arizona Eco-Schools

*Arizona Humane Society

Arizona State Parks & Trails

Arizona Wildlife Federation

ASU Sulikowski Shark & Fish Conservation Lab

*Audubon Center

AZGFD (Apple Snail Removal, Hatchery Program, Wildlife Education Department)


Butterfly Wonderland

*Center for Native & Urban Wildlife at SCC

*Dane Haven Inc.

Daughters of the American Revolution

Debris in the Desert

Desert Foothills Land Trust

Event Network

Fallen Feathers

*Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary

Keep Tempe Beautiful

*Liberty Wildlife

Litter Critters

Maricopa County Air Quality Department

OdySea Aquarium

*Phoenix Herpetological Sanctuary

*Phoenix Zoo

Plastic Pollution Prevention

Sonoran Reptiles

Southwest Wildlife


SRPMIC CDD Environmental Protection & Natural Resources Division

Tonto Creek Camp

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

United States Forest Service Mesa Ranger District

University of Arizona’s M.A.C.S. Club – Marine Awareness & Conservation Society

White Mountain Nature Center

Wild at Heart Raptor Rescue

* Organizations that will feature live animals at their booths