Free Day at the Zoo - Earth Day Party for the Planet
Sunday, April 22
Sponsored by Times-Standard
Sequoia Park Zoo and more than 100 other top zoos and aquariums across North America are throwing the 6th Annual Party for the Planet™ – the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America—and everyone can join the festivities for free!
Admission is free all day on Sunday, April 22 and special, conservation-based activities will be offered during the hours of 12-2 p.m from the following organizations:
- Friends of the Dunes
- Sequoia Park Zoo education program
- Redwood Coast Chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers
- Redwood Sciences Lab
- Yurok Tribe's Chris West: California condor recovery program
- and more!
During your visit, learn more about Eco-cell, an e-waste recycling program that benefits wildlife and wild habitat through an on-going program at the Zoo. Eco-Cell collects and refurbishes electronic devices for use in developing countries, or recycles their components for use. By re-using components, Eco-Cell helps lessen the impact of mining in sensitive gorilla habitat in Africa, where most of the metal used in cell phone components is found. On top of that, Eco-Cell makes a donation to Sequoia Park Zoo for each phone recycled. Visitors can drop off their old cell phones and hand-held devices in the Eco-Cell bin just inside the Zoo entrance.
Call 441-4263 for more information.