Oakland Zoo Celebrates 21st Annual Earth Day Event

Oakland Zoo
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March 26, 2019
Oakland Zoo’s Annual EarthDay Celebration

Oakland, CA –March 27, 2019… On Sunday, April 14, 2019, Oakland Zoo will host its 21st Annual Earth Day event; one of the largest Earth Day celebrations in the BayArea. More than dozens of local and global environmental organizations will be onsite to help visitors learn ways to be eco-friendlier and save wildlife animals, plants, and pollinator species.

 

Parents and children playing with the giant earth ballgame at Oakland Zoo’s Earth Day)

This year’s theme revolves around Oakland Zoo’s new conservation campaign, ‘Planting for Pollinators’. Pollinator species are impacted by habitat loss, climate change and toxic pesticides. The Zoo isTaking Action for these pollinator species by implementing methods to help preserve and create much needed migration corridors essential for helping plant species reproduce and thrive. Oakland Zoo currently has three dedicated blooming butterfly gardens, a variety of native plants throughout the Zoo and is currently in the planning stages for ecological recovery zones aroundCalifornia Trail.  At Earth Day this year, guests will have the opportunity to learn about different ways to save our great pollinator species and take a pledge to grow pollinator friendly plants.

  

Highlights for this Earth Day event include the 30-foot-long “Big Inflatable Fish” from the U.S. Forest Service, live animal presentations, flying trapeze demonstrations by Trapeze Arts of West Oakland, a giant earth ball game and two live concerts by local artist Asheba. Guests can also visit with our conservation partners at California Trail and learn ways toTake Action for Jaguars in the Habitarium.

 

All ages are welcome for a day of interactive learning and animal/conservation inspired fun. The 2019 Earth Day event at Oakland Zoo is included with regular paid Zoo admission ($20 for children/seniors; $24 for adults; parking $10.00).

 

Oakland Zoo is happy to welcome the following organizations to our Earth Day celebration:

Africa Matters

Amphibian Crisis Response

Animals Asia

Ape Action Africa

ARCAS

Asheba!

Baboons!

Bay Area Air Quality Management District

Beads for Chimps

Bear League

Budongo Snare Removal Project

California Wolf Center

Camp EDMO

Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research andEducation

Cheetah Conservation Fund

Citizen’s Climate Lobby

Defenders of Wildlife

Drawing on Earth Chalk Art

East Bay Municipal Utility District

East Bay SPCA

Eco-Cell

Farm Fresh To You

Face Painting for Conservation

Felidae Conservation Fund/Bay Area PumaProject

Friends of Sausal Creek

Giant Earth Ball Games

Girl Scouts of Northern California

Golden Gate Audubon Society

GRID Alternatives Bay Area

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

Imperfect Produce

Kaminando Habitat Connectivity Initiative

Lindsay Wildlife Experience

Lions!

Lion Recovery Fund

Master Gardeners of Alameda County

Mesoamerican Rescue Center

Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue

Mobile Climate Science Labs

Mountain Lion Foundation

Oakland Zoo Camp & ZooMobile

Palomacy Pigeon and Dove Adoptions

Performing Animal Welfare Society

Pesticide Free Zone

Playworks Northern California

Planet Bee Foundation

Pollinator Partnership

Project Coyote

Raptors are the Solution

Rising Sun Center for Opportunity

Safari West

Save Mount Diablo

Save the Bay

Seafood Watch Program

Shade Grown Coffee

StopWaste.org

Sulphur Creek Nature Center

Taking Action for Bats!

TakingAction for Pollinators!

Taking Action for Sun Bears/Palm Oil!

TheBig Inflatable Fish and U.S. Forest Service

The CLEAR Project

The Watershed Nursery

Tigers!

Tony La Russa's ARF Mobile Pet Adoption Unit

Trapeze Arts

Ventana Wildlife Society

Wild Birds Unlimited of Pleasant Hill

WildAid

 

 

 

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ABOUT OAKLAND ZOO AND THE CONSERVATION SOCIETY OF CALIFORNIA:

Oakland Zoo, home to more than 750 native and exotic animals, is managed by the Conservation Society of California (CSC); anon-profit organization leading an informed and inspired community to take action for wildlife locally and globally. With over 25 conservation partners and projects worldwide, the CSC is committed to conservation-based education and saving species and their habitats in the wild. Oakland Zoo is dedicated to the humane treatment of animals and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the national organization that sets the highest standards for animal welfare for zoos and aquariums.