We made it to spring and the earth is coming alive again! With the warmer weather comes budding plants, active wildlife, and Earth Day. It might not seem like a big holiday, but it is a very important day that promotes sustainability, conservation, and a connection with nature. There are plenty of ways to celebrate and participate in Earth Day, but one of the funnest and most productive options you have is to visit the Hogle Zoo!
The zoo is a great place to go, no matter what day of the year it is, but on Earth Day, the Hogle Zoo hosts a special event, called Party for the Planet. This event is free with general admission or with a zoo membership, and will help teach you and your entire family about the work the zoo does to help protect and preserve nature. There will be crafts, recycling projects, games, and of course, all of the animal exhibits. This is a great way to connect with your community, and to introduce your kids to the importance of protecting our planet and keeping it clean.
You can also feel good about the fact that the Hogle Zoo is one of the few zoos in the world that is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. This means they are qualified and equipped to give the animals in their zoo the best possible care. But that’s not all they do to help animals! With every ticket sale, the Hogle Zoo invests in various conservation efforts. So every time you visit the zoo you’re helping scientists track polar bear populations in Canada, build migration bridges for orangutans in Malaysia, protect boreal toads from extinction by giving them a protected habitat and breeding program, and so much more!
This party will be a blast, and it’s a great way to get involved and help our planet, so we hope to see you at the zoo this weekend!
More information can be found at hoglezoo.org/upcoming-events/party-for-the-planet-daytime/