The snow has melted and spring has arrived in perfect timing for Earth Day! Earth Day is a wonderful way to celebrate our planet and to teach others all about conservation! Lucky for you, the Red River Zoo has two upcoming Earth Day events.
The Red River Zoo is celebrating Earth Day and the kick-off of the summer season with Party for the Planet! This Saturday, children and adults can enjoy the Zoo and participate in different activities and crafts that are centered on going green! The carousel pavilion will host local organizations booths with fun-interactive activities. Don’t forget to check out the newly renovated Education Building where you can make your own Passenger Pigeon craft to take home. For an additional treat, there will be Keeper talks and animal encounters throughout the day.
Children get in FREE with tickets form Gate City Bank. You can pick up your free tickets at any of their Fargo, West Fargo, or Moorhead locations. This will be the last day of winter Zoo hours. Check out the Red River Zoo between 10 am and 5 pm for your Earth Day celebration!
For a pre-Party for the Planet event, Dr. Stanley A Temple, a renowned wildlife ecologist from the University of Wisconsin- Madison will be giving a guest lecture on the passenger pigeon. The once most abundant bird in North America became extinct in 1914. After 100 years of extinction, it may be possible to bring the passenger pigeon back through a process known as “de-extinction.”
To learn more about this process and what it means for the future make sure to attend this lecture on Friday, April 25th at 6:30 pm in the Festival Concert Hall at NDSU. This Lecture is free and open for the public.
Make sure you plan to celebrate with the Red River Zoo and attend Dr. Temple’s presentation and participate during Party for the Planet! If you have any questions you can go to www.redriverzoo.org or call 701.377.9240 for more information.
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