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Party for the Planet

Special Event

  • Apr 21Thursday,9 AM–2 PM
  • At the Zoo
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  • FREE with Zoo admission

Celebrate Earth Day with a Party for the Planet! This environmental fair gives everyone the opportunity to learn how to protect and care for the world we live in.

With hands-on activities and interactive exhibits, there are many learning opportunities for children. Activities are geared toward kids in 3rd – 5th grade.

Admission is free for registered class groups.

Program Details

 Sedgwick County Zoo (Auditorium) – All Ages

  • 100 People Max
  • 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 1:00
  • Theme: Be a Force for Nature- Conservation for Kansas Nongame Species
  • Nongame species are species that are not hunted for food, sport, or fur. Often these species are also listed on the Endangered Species Act of 1973. These animals are often over looked and undermanaged due to the lack of economic value when compared to game animals and furbearers. With the lack of incentive to the surrounding communities for these species the funding often goes towards managing the animals that are seen as useful to the communities. With this program we will focus on a few nongame Kansas species and how they are invaluable to the ecosystem we call home.

 

Great Plains Nature Center (Wetland Room) – Grades 3-5

  • 40 People Max
  • 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 1:30
  • Theme: Amphibians
  • Dive into the amazing world of amphibians with the Great Plains Nature Center. Learn about the toads, frogs, and salamanders that call Kansas home, and see how we can make a positive impact on their habitats.

 

Pro Kansas Recycling (Ocean Room) – Grades K-2

  • 40 People Max
  • 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 1:30
  • Theme: The 3 R’s
  • An immersive program to address the small acts of conservation everyone can accomplish at home. A visually stimulating presentation by Pro Kansas Recycling illustrating the importance of reusing single use materials, reducing consumption of materials, and recycling.

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