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TULSA, Okla. (April 9, 2018) — Celebrate Earth Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, during Party for the Planet at the Tulsa Zoo.
UPDATE: With rain likely, the activities around the globe have been cancelled. The 15 specialized zookeeper chats will continue, weather permitting.
Discover what the Tulsa Zoo is doing to conserve and protect wildlife during 15 specialized zookeeper chats from our animal care experts.
This conservation celebration includes activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the Tulsa Zoo education department, Tulsa Chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers and Tulsa Zoo Giving. A self-guided nature tour and graphics are part of this affordable family event.
Last year at Party for the Planet, zoo guests were encouraged to take the Plastic Pledge to reduce their use of one-time plastic. Now, the zoo is committing to a year-round Plastic Pledge, and is moving away from plastic that is used once and thrown away. The Tulsa Zoo has switched to re-useable shopping bags and re-usable cups with lids and straws at the gift shop and food service locations. Zoo guests again are invited take the Plastic Pledge and to refill the re-usable cups, or bring re-usable water bottles to the zoo.
Party for the Planet offers Earth Day activities that are full of fun and purpose, at the cost of regular zoo admission.
Why the Plastic Pledge?
As part of the Tulsa Zoo’s green practices, we are pledging to reduce our one-time use plastic. Animals are injured by plastic waste, whether by mistaking plastic for food or becoming entangled in the trash. Plastic cannot biodegrade, so every piece of plastic ever made is still in existence today. The Tulsa Zoo is pledging to reduce our contribution to the epidemic, and help wildlife worldwide.