Celebrate the planet at Lee Richardson Zoo

4/17/2014

Lee Richardson Zoo is expecting more than 1,200 students from Garden City and surrounding communities at the zoo's Earth Day Celebration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Lee Richardson Zoo is expecting more than 1,200 students from Garden City and surrounding communities at the zoo's Earth Day Celebration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday.

This year's theme is "Pledge for the Planet: Changes You Can Make." Participants will learn how to reduce their carbon footprint, and be encouraged to become better stewards of our world. The celebration will take place inside the Finnup Center for Conservation Education, 312 Finnup Drive, and on zoo grounds. Displays, activities, and demonstrations by zoo staff, volunteers, and more than 20 local and regional exhibitors will give students an opportunity to get outside and learn about water, wildlife, recycling, energy efficiency, and more. Students can play a water game, create a home for wild amphibian friends, touch animal biofacts, and hear talks by animal keepers at select exhibits.

Guest performer and past favorite Richard Renner from Vodvill Entertainment will be joining us again this year, combining comedy and education to teach children the importance of the three R's: reducing, reusing, and recycling.

The annual Party for the Planet is open to the public. Special activities and games are geared for students third grade and above. Reservations for schools are requested.

For more information about the Earth Day Fair, contact the Zoo's Education Division at 276-1250.

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