YOU can make a difference! Join the Phoenix Zoo for a day of conservation fun and learn how your actions can help protect wildlife and wild places!
Activities – All activities included with Zoo admission.
Annual Ladybug Release – Watch as 35,000 ladybugs are released!
- 9:30 a.m. at the rose garden near greater flamingo (by zebra)
- 1 p.m. at Harmony Farm Fruit & Veggie Garden (next to Windmill House)
Visit educational “Earth Stations” throughout the Zoo to become a Planet Patrol ZOOper Hero. You’ll learn about:
- How to reduce, reuse and recycle to stomp out pollution.
- What animals need to survive and how we can help keep their habitats safe.
- The food chain and how it keeps our world healthy.
- Animals that are facing environmental challenges and how you can jump into action and help.
- The amazing “super” abilities some animals have to protect themselves from predators and competitors
2015 Year of the Gibbon – The lunar calendar may have just ushered in the Year of the Sheep, but according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, 2015 is actually the International Year of the Gibbon. The Phoenix Zoo is home to two buff-cheeked gibbons, China and Enik, and two siamangs, Boyd and Haddie. To celebrate the occasion, watch as the siamang receive behavioral enrichment and enjoy an encounter at the buff-cheeked gibbon island.
- 10 a.m. siamang enrichment
- 3:45 p.m. gibbon encounter
Experience life as a black-footed ferret!
- Crawl through the tunnels to look for prairie dogs.
- Avoid predators like foxes, coyotes, great-horned owls, golden eagles and badgers.
- Search for food to bring home
Story Readings by Five Star Publications Author, Conrad J. Storad, award-winning author of children’s books.
- 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at Podd Ramada
Other activities include:
- Play the Recycling Bean Bag Game, Endangered Species Habitat Matching Game and gain knowledge playing the Earth Day Trivia Game, and more!
- Meet with community partners featuring conservation-minded activities.
- Meet with ZooTeen Conservation and ZooTeen Farm Teams.
- Visit with members of the Zoo’s Behavioral Enrichment team to create behavioral enrichment for Zoo animals and discuss items that the Zoo reuses to create behavioral enrichment.
- And more!
Activities and schedule subject to change without notice.
Clothing Drive 9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Charity Recycling Solutions is paying the Phoenix Zoo for each pound of recycled material received on April 18! To help, simply donate used clothing, bedding, shoes, etc. Money raised goes towards the Zoo’s efforts to protect endangered species! Donations can be made at the Zoo’s entrance curb, just south of the ticket windows. You can unload items directly from your vehicle where they will be sorted into useable clothing, to become rags for commercial use or for fiber recycling.
Items accepted by Charity Recycling Solutions:
- All clothing and clothing accessories like purses, belts, shoes, hats, and jackets
- Towels, bedsheets, and pillow cases (no pillows)
- Books (no magazines)
Support the Phoenix Zoo Auxiliary’s fundraising efforts!
- Handprints in Glass Donor Wall. Proceeds will help build a 500-seat amphitheater on the Zoo’s Nina Mason Pulliam Children’s Trail.
- Ink cartridge recycling. Bring your empty inkjet cartridges to the Phoenix Zoo and place them in the special ZOO CARTRIDGE recycle bins located at the Zoo’s entrance and on the Arizona Trail. We’ll handle the rest!
Earth Day 2014 Photos
Thank You to our Sponsors
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