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Party for the Planet!
April 6 - April 13

Photos by Kara Bussagarger

The Zoo kicked off Spring by throwing a one-of-a-kind Party for the Planet!  Activities throughout the week included:

April 6-12th: Spring Kick-off

  • The Zoo Crew entertained the Plaza from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. for playing tons of cool games and giving away great prizesc!

  • Zoo Docents visited throughout the week with fascinating biofacts and a few animals as well!

April 13th: Eco Exhibitor Day  10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Conservation Stations and Eco-partner Booths

    • Guests were invited to visit the four Conservation Station areas and check out displays by our eco-friendly partners.

    • Each station had a fun activity and tips on things guests could do at home to help protect the planet!

  • Station 1: Water Conservation - Guests played the Backyard Action Hero Stream Clean Game and learned about the water cycle and the importance of keeping our waters clean. 

  • Station 2: Clean air/Clean energy - Guests helped create wind power to use that energy to create light! They were also able to check out a hybrid bus from TARC!

  • Station 3: Loving the Land - Digging in and getting dirty was important as guests were able to larn about the importance of earthworms!

  • Station 4: Animal Action - Zoo Docents were on hand with some of our very own Zoo animals that guests could check out up close!

  • Animal Enrichment Activities:  Some of our wonderful animals joined in the party as they interacted with specially prepared “toys” and “treats”. These enrichment activities were designed to stimulate the animals and give them some unusual and fun things to do!

Eco-Friendly Partners:

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Louisville Metro Dept. of Public Health & Wellness Division of Environmental Health & Protection

Jefferson County Soil & Water Conservation District

Kentucky Natural Lands Trust

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Atherton High School Marine Biology Club

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, Inc.

Louisville Metro Community Action Partnership

Kentuckiana Chapter of Hazardous Materials Managers


National City

Heifer International

Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium

United Nations Association of the USA-Louisville Chapter





Kentucky Division of Foresty

Smokey the Bear


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