Sacramento Zoo's 15th Annual Earth Fest
A Party for the Planet
WHAT’S HAPPENING: Bring the family to the Sacramento Zoo’s 15th annual Earth Fest; it’s a party for the planet! Explore and enjoy the many hands-on crafts and games that will teach the basics of recycle, reduce and reuse. The day will also include a Recycle Rummage Sale and check presentations to the 2013 Quarters for Conservation recipients.
WHERE: Sacramento Zoo, near the corner of Land Park Drive and Sutterville Road in William Land Park.
WHEN: Saturday, April 5, from 9 am to 4 pm. Check presentations will be at 1:00 pm in the Zoo’s entry plaza.
Joining more than 100 other zoos nationwide for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ “Party for the Planet,” the Sacramento Zoo celebrates Earth Day locally with wildlife and conservation organizations, a rummage sale and educational crafts. This year, the Zoo will also be recognizing the 2013 Quarters for Conservation recipients with a check presentation.
Learn about animals from around the world during the Zoo’s stage shows and keeper chats, and explore the many hands-on activities that will be offered. In addition, visitors can discover more about native plants at the Zoo’s Backyard, which includes a children’s play area, nature trail and interactive garden.
Earth Fest events will also include a check presentation for the three 2013 Quarters for Conservation program recipients. The three projects span from local to global with the Riparian Brush Rabbit Recovery program, Mountain Gorilla Veterinary project and the Masai Giraffe Conservation program. Last year, 379,282 votes were cast allocating how $50,000 was divided amongst the three projects. Each organization will receive their check at 1:00 pm in the Zoo’s entry plaza, during Earth Fest.
The Zoo’s annual Recycle Rummage Sale is also back on Saturday, April 5, from 9 am to 4 pm. The sale includes books, CDs and videos, t-shirts, toys, stuffed animals, collectibles, animal artwork, jewelry, housewares and other unique items. Admission to the rummage sale is included with Zoo admission and proceeds benefit the Zoo’s Conservation Committee and Green Team. The Sacramento Zoo Conservation Committee raises funds to support wildlife education and conservation both locally and worldwide. The Green Team’s focus is to reduce waste, conserve energy and create positive changes at the Zoo and within the community.
Organizations participating in Earth Fest include California Department of Fish and Wildlife, City of Sacramento Department of Utilities, Cosumnes River Preserve, Friends of the Sacramento Public Library, Friends of San Juan de Oriente, Greater Sacramento AAZK, IKEA, It’s Organic, Nor Cal Bats, Sacramento Audubon Society, Sacramento Turtle and Tortoise Club, Scholarshare, Sierra Club and Stone Lake National Wildlife Refuge Association.
Sacramento Zoo – Wildly Inspiring!
Open since 1927, the Sacramento Zoo is home to more than 500 native, rare and endangered animals and is one of over 200 accredited institutions of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Located near the corner of Land Park Drive and Sutterville Road in William Land Park, the Zoo is wholly managed by the non-profit Sacramento Zoological Society. This Sacramento treasure inspires conservation awareness through education and recreation. Open daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, general admission is $11.25; children ages 2-11 are $7.25 and one and under are admitted free. Parking is free throughout the park or ride Regional Transit bus #6. For information, call 916-808-5888 or visit saczoo.org.
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