Earth Day: Celebrating Urban Biodiversity

19-Apr-2015
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Greenie's Conservation Corner

It’s hard to believe five years have come and gone since Greenie’s Conservation Corner opened at the Zoo. Not only has this space been a focal point of conservation and education, it’s been a fun, hands-on learning space for Zoo visitors and Members alike.

 

Join us on April 19 for a special Earth Day Celebration to mark this wonderful milestone at the Zoo. 

10:30-11:30 am  Garden Walk of the Zoo – meet at the front entrance

11:00 am Opening of Event with the flight of a vulture

11:00 am -3:00 pm Farmer’s Market Lounge, activities by local conservationists and sustainable food outreach, food 

and drink sampling from vendors, activities in Greenie’s garden

11:30 am, 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm Performance by Alphabet Rockers


Special keeper talks for Earth Day include:

11:00 am   Australian Walkabout 

11:00 am Flying vulture and Animal Encounter at Greenie's Conservation Corner

11:00 am Chimpanzee

12:00 noon   Donga talk at the African Savanna

1:00 pm     Lemurs at Lemur Forest 

3:00 pm     Family Farm Barnyard


Lot to see and do

•  US Fish and Wildlife and California Fish and Wildlife will discuss illegal trade of endangered species.

•  Learn how to make smart seafood decisions with the Bay Area Sustainable Seafood Alliance

•  Find out all you want to know about bees with the UC Berkeley Bee Lab.

•  Recycling games with the San Francisco Department of the Environment. 

•  What is going on at Mountain Lake? Find out at the Presidio Trust's table.

•  Make a statement in support of AB 96 and support elephants, rhinos and other wildlife!

•  Find out about organic gardening and sustainable water use in Greenie's Conservation Corner.

•  Lowe's Garden Center will be talking plants.

•  Food demonstrations and tastings by Fiacciola Meats.

•  Tastings of Peerless Coffee, TCHO chocolates, Posh Bakery, Just Tomatoes, and Coca-cola beverages.  

•  Bring your own reusable water bottle and fill up at our Water Bar! Or buy a Zoo bottle and fill it up on your visit.  

•  Join us at the Freshpoint Produce Lounge to taste healthy fruit and veggies while taking in the sounds of Alphabet Rockers!