Celebrate Earth Day at the Zoo

Manitoba Post StaffNews

WINNIPEG – Celebrate Earth Day on April 19-21 at Assiniboine Park and Zoo

A variety of family-friendly activities have been planned to mark this important day of action and awareness.

Earth Day at the Zoo | Friday, April 19 – Sunday, April 21

Visitors can become environmental superheroes and learn what they can do at home, at school, at work and in the community to protect the planet.

· Meet your favourite superheroes daily from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Friday: Batgirl and Captain America

Saturday and Sunday: Wonder Woman, Spiderman, Supergirl, and Superman

· The following activities will take place daily from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Create a superhero cape using recycled t-shirts.

Learn how our Conservation & Research team is working to protect endangered species.

Learn about recycling, composting and how to reduce your environmental footprint.

Use sidewalk chalk to leave a message telling us how you will help protect the planet.

All activities are free with regular Zoo admission. For more information, visit the Zoo website.

Earth Day Spring Cleaning at the Park | Saturday, April 20

We are looking for community volunteers to help clean up leftover trash from winter. This is a meaningful way to learn about the environmental impact of litter and show your love for the Park.

Volunteers are encouraged to register in advance online. Children are welcome with supervision from a parent or adult guardian. All necessary clean up supplies will be provided. Crews will be organized and supervised by experienced Assiniboine Park Conservancy volunteers. All participants will be entered into a draw to win a $100 Park and Zoo gift card.

Volunteers are asked to meet at the Riley Family Duck Pond shelter at 10:00 a.m. Clean-up will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Volunteers are encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle and dress for the weather. The event will proceed rain or shine!

For more information, please visit the Park website.