Celebrate International Red Panda Day at the Zoo for Free Thanks to Pacific Gas & Electric
September 19, 2013
Sunday, September 29 will be a free day of fun at Sequoia Park Zoo, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E). The zoo will also be celebrating International Red Panda Day, with Red panda themed activities going on around every corner. Take advantage of the great late summer weather and get together with friends and family to catch up on what’s new at the zoo.
Between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., volunteers from PG&E will host a variety of activity stations during the day. The volunteers will also be busy painting faces in Red panda themes, airbrushing temporary tattoos, and distributing giveaway prizes.
The zoo will also be providing activities to celebrate International Red Panda Day. There will be a coloring station where children can take the Panda Guardian Pledge, watch the Red pandas create some of their unique paw-print paintings, and enter a raffle to win great prizes. Zoo visitors will also have the opportunity to learn more about Red pandas during keeper talks throughout the day.
“Celebrating International Red Panda Day at Sequoia Park Zoo is a lot of fun and can really make a difference in their conservation in the wild,” says Zoo Manager Gretchen Ziegler. “All of the proceeds raised from the raffle and face painting will directly support threatened Red pandas in their native Himalayas through the Red Panda Network.”
In addition to their sponsorship of this fun free day at the zoo, PG&E has contributed $25,000 to help build the Bald eagle aviary, part of the Watershed Heroes project scheduled to open next summer. “PG&E is excited to help lead the charge in supporting this important educational exhibit at the Sequoia Park Zoo,” said PG&E Regional Leadership Director Jon Little. “We are pleased to support the Bald Eagle aviary exhibit as part of our long-standing commitment to avian protection.”
A brief ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. near the main entrance to acknowledge and honor this gift. The zoo will also present a check to the Red Panda Network to support the conservation of Red pandas in the wild.
“This generous gift arrives at the perfect time as we reach out to the community for support in bridging the funding gap to complete this project,” says Chuck Dominick, Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation President. ”We very much appreciate this generous commitment from PG&E and for their continued investment in our community.”
As if all this was not enough, there’s more fun to be had in neighboring Sequoia Park to celebrate “Take A Child Outside Day”. Local environmental educators will be offering free nature-based activities, games, and music throughout the park, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.creec.org/custom/6.
So come on down to Sequoia Park any time between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 29, and enjoy an electrifying free day of conservation and outdoor fun!
Contact: Nicole Spencer