Take Action: BEAD the Change - Jewelry Making to Benefit Elephants

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Dare to “bead” different this Mother’s Day by joining us for a jewelry-making program to benefit elephants! This 3-hour program from will take you into African Elephant Crossing to meet our herd of elephants and learn a little bit more about how we care for them! Then, we’ll migrate to a classroom overlooking one of the elephant yards where participants will be able to make two pieces of jewelry. One for themselves – a necklace, bracelet, or earrings – and another one – bracelet or earrings – for a special person in their life! All pieces will be made from tagua nuts, a natural, sustainability-sourced nut from Central and South American. Due to its similarities in color and composition, tagua nuts serve as an alternative to ivory and by using them for decorative pieces, we play a role in lessening the international demand for elephant ivory! So, come out and “bead” the change to help elephants!


Date: May 12
Time: 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Course Information

Minimum age to participate is 12

A 20-minute tour of African Elephant Crossing. Every effort will be made to provide this portion of the program, however, caring for our animals is our top priority. If something should arise that needs attention, this portion of the program is not guaranteed.

The opportunity to make 2 pieces of jewelry – 1 to keep and 1 to gift!

An option to purchase beverages (soda, wine, and beer)


Members: $60
Non-Member: $65