Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Celebrate Earth Day at the Toronto Zoo

We should love our planet every day, of course, but April 22 each year is especially set aside to celebrate our world and remind us all of the steps we can take to keep her healthy for generations to come. Earth Day is celebrated around the world with various events, including things like community clean-ups, environmental workshops, and tree plantings. And each year the Toronto Zoo adds special programming to commemorate the day. I received a press release this week with the details, and I'm sharing it with you here today.  They will have a number of activity stations, included in Zoo admission, and are also holding workshops, for which you will need to register. I've already signed us up for the Urban Pollinators workshop. Can't wait to build and install our bee condo!!!


Toronto Zoo Earth Day® Celebrations – FREE
Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24 from 10:00am - 4:00pm

Join the Zoo in our annual Earth Day® Celebrations! This year, the theme is “Greening Your Yard for Wildlife,” and local organizations will be providing information and kid-friendly activities all weekend to help you learn about gardening, pollinators, native plants, urban agriculture and much more! Activity stations will be distributed between the Giant Panda exhibit and Tundra Trek area of the Zoo, including a nature play-space and picnic area.

Our Earth Day® Celebrations are powered by green energy through Bullfrog Power!


Earth Day® Celebrations WORKSHOPS: April 23 and 24 - Registration now OPEN!
Register for an Earth Day® Celebrations workshop to get an exclusive hands-on experience and presentation. Money raised through these workshops will go toward the construction of a rain harvesting system for the Zoo. Click on the workshop names for more details.

Building Your Rain Garden Workshop – Learn all about rain gardens and how to plan, develop and implement one on your property!
Container Gardening Workshop – Learn how to make efficient use of small spaces to grow plants and vegetables in containers! Participate in a planting activity and go home with your own container garden.
All About Honey Bees – Learn all about honeybees, see a demonstration hive with a real colony of honey bees, and bring home native flower seeds to support pollinators!
Our Urban Pollinators Workshop – A family workshop to learn all about native pollinators. Build a “Bee Condo” and support pollinators in your backyard!



Rain Barrel Sale
Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24, from 10:00-4:30 @ Zoo Front Entrance

Rain barrels are a great way to reduce your water bill and help save the environment. Pre-purchase a rain barrel for only $55 at www.rainbarrel.ca/torontozoo and pick it up April 23 or 24 at the front entrance of the Zoo. (Don’t forget to bring your receipt!) Limited quantities will be available for purchase at the Zoo entrance on the day of. Funds raised through this sale will support the creation of a rain harvesting system at the Toronto Zoo.

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