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.
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:
Amphibian Crisis Response
Ape Action Africa
Bay Area Air Quality Management District
Beads for Chimps
Budongo Snare Removal Project
California Wolf Center
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
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
Kaminando Habitat Connectivity Initiative
Lindsay Wildlife Experience
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
Raptors are the Solution
Rising Sun Center for Opportunity
Save Mount Diablo
Save the Bay
Seafood Watch Program
Shade Grown Coffee
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
Tony La Russa's ARF Mobile Pet Adoption Unit
Ventana Wildlife Society
Wild Birds Unlimited of Pleasant Hill
ABOUT OAKLAND ZOO AND THE CONSERVATION SOCIETY OF CALIFORNIA:
Oakland Zoo, home to more than 850+ 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.