Updating Your Zoo's Master Plan

When we approach master plan updates, we focus on four main areas concurrently: vision and goals, budget, collection planning and physical infrastructure. Coyle & Caron’s first master plan design was in 1987, and though the zoological world has changed, we still work within that framework.

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Coyle & Caron Collaborates with Green Up Orlando for Ivey Lane Revitalization during Pro Bowl Week

During Pro Bowl week volunteers came together under Green Up Orlando to install Coyle & Caron’s planting design. Through donations from the NFL and Verizon, the NFL’s sustainability partner for Pro Bowl, volunteers planted pollinator plants, wetland buffer plants and trees. They also installed a community garden and an interactive play area. Volunteers were from several groups: Verizon’s Green Team, soldiers from the 143rd Sustainment Command, and community volunteers and students from Evans High School and Ivey Lane Elementary School

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Constructing Gardens for Pollinators and Other Wildlife in Central Florida

Constructing a pollinator garden and wildlife habitat isn’t very difficult! My pollinator garden at home is small, but it supports butterflies, hummingbirds, and cardinals. I used Common Fig (brown turkey), an African Orchid tree, and Florida Anise.

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