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Oakland Zoos Earth Day Celebration is a Party for the Planet

  (April 09, 2014)
Oakland Zoos Earth Day Celebration is a Party for the Planet

Oakland, CA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014

On Saturday, April 19, 2014, Oakland Zoo will host one of the largest Earth Day celebrations in the East Bay. From 10:00am 3:00pm, with the theme, Party for the Planet, fifty local environmental organizations are taking part in the festivities. The public is invited to join the party, while touring over sixty interactive Earth Stations throughout the Zoo.

This Earth Day event also includes live animal presentations, entertainment by Trapeze Arts, music performances by the Jug Bandits Band, an interactive Create with Nature Zone, face painting, and giant earth ball games in the Zoo Meadow. Earth Day fits our mission perfectly: To inspire respect for and stewardship of the natural world while creating a quality visitor experience, said Amy Gotliffe, Conservation Director at Oakland Zoo. What could be more inspiring than making a genuine connection with dozens of visiting organizations who work to help animals and the environment? Oakland Zoo is excited to commemorate Earth Day in a fun, fully participatory way. Besides being entertaining, this day-long event is an opportunity for families to learn more about their favorite animals, the Zoos conservation efforts for each species, and how everyone can take action to help wildlife and the earth.

All ages are welcome for a day of fun, learning, and inspiration. The 2014 Earth Day event at Oakland Zoo is included with regular Zoo admission ($11.75 for children/seniors; $15.75 for adults; parking $8.00). Bring a used ink cartridge or cell phone to recycle and receive a free train ride.


Earth Day 2014 Schedule of Activities:

Clorox Wildlife Theater (Located in Childrens Zoo)
11:15am: Action for Wildlife Trivia Games
11:30am: Live Animal Encounters
12:00am: Pachas Pajamas Kids Show
12:15pm: Live Animal Encounters
12:45pm Jug Bandits Band Performance
1:30pm    Action for Wildlife Trivia Games
1:45pm All About Pumas
2:30pm Jug Bandits Band Performance

Adventures in the Meadow
11:15am: Giant Earth Ball for Little Kids
12:00pm: Wild Trapeze show with Trapeze Arts
1:00pm: Giant Earth Ball for Big Kids
2:00pm: Wild Trapeze show with Trapeze Arts

Arroyo Viejo Creek
10:00am -1:00pm: Help restore the creek with the creek crew

Oakland Zoo is thrilled to welcome the following organizations to participate in a Party for the Planet:

1.    96 Elephants
2.    Africa Matters
3.    All One Ocean
4.    Amboseli Trust for Elephants:
5.    Animal Rescue Foundation
6.    Aquarium of the Bay
7.    Bay Area Air Quality Management
8.    Bay Area Puma Project
9.    Bay Localize
10.    Budongo Snare Removal Project
11.    California Department of Fish and Wildlife
12.    California Wolf Center
13.    Cheetah Conservation Fund
14.    Circus Moves
15.    Create with Nature Zone
16.    East Bay Co-Housing
17.    East Bay SPCA
18.    Eco-Viva
19.    Go Wild Consulting
20.    Handsome in Pink
21.    Kids for the Bay
22.    KQED Science
23.    Marine Mammal Center
24.    Marshalls Farm Honey
25.    Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue
26.    Mickacoo Pigeon and Dove Rescue
27.    Mountain Lion Foundation
28.    Mountain Yellow Legged Frog Project
29.    Northern Light School
30.    Oakland Veg
31.    Pachas Pajamas
32.    Performing Animal Welfare Society
33.    Pesticide Free Zone
34.    Project Coyote
35.    Rainforest Action Network
36.    Red Panda Network
37.    Reticulated Giraffe Project
38.    River Otter Ecology Project
39.    Samavesha
40.     San Francisco Seafood Watch Alliance
41.    Save the Frogs
42.    Savenature.org
43.    Stopwaste.org
44.    Sulfur Creek Nature Center
45.    The Borneo Project
46.    Trapeze Arts
47.    Uganda Carnivore Program
48.    Ventana Wildlife Society
49.    Western Pond Turtle Project
50.    Wild Aid

ABOUT OAKLAND ZOO:
The Bay Areas award-winning Oakland Zoo is home to more than 660 native and exotic animals. The Zoo offers many educational programs and kids activities perfect for science field trips, family day trips and exciting birthday parties. Oakland Zoo is dedicated to wildlife conservation onsite and worldwide. Nestled in the Oakland Hills, in 500-acre Knowland Park, the Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, off Highway 580. The East Bay Zoological Society (Oakland Zoo) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization supported in part by members, contributions, the City of Oakland and the East Bay Regional Parks. For more information please visit our website at http://www.oaklandzoo.org.

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