Norristown, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/15/2014 -- In honor of Earth Day, which is celebrated annually on April 22, many organizations and venues focus their efforts on “going green” to help benefit the environment. To show their support of a healthy planet for humans and animals alike, Elmwood Park Zoo is proud to announce their Party for the Planet event this April. The event, presented by PECO, is being held on Saturday, April 26 beginning at 11 am. When families and guests purchase a general admission ticket for the zoo, they will be able to attend the Party for the Planet without additional charges.
As a way to spread awareness for means to maintain a healthy environment, Elmwood Park Zoo has put together this event complete with an Earth Expo to showcase a variety of different services and products. Throughout the expo, visitors will be treated to a number of vendors, including the Montgomery County Health Department, the AAZK Chapter of the Elmwood Park Zoo, PECO, and more. Always looking for additional vendors, interested organizations or individuals can contact 610-277-3825 (ext. 275) with any inquiries.
Additionally, Bubby the Bison, the Zoo’s mascot will be in attendance to raise awareness about the newly developed Conservation Club workshop. The workshops take place one Sunday every month and feature crafts and activities that tie together with conservation. In the spirit of Earth Day, Bubby will be making music through use of recycled materials to the energy of the crowd.
Families are bound to enjoy themselves on Saturday, April 26 when attending the Party for the Planet. They will be educated on various environmentally friendly products while gazing at the extensive collection of animals. From reptiles to birds, fish and mammals, visitors can view jaguars, golden lion tamarins, alligators, bald eagles, and many more. To hear more about their upcoming events, be sure to visit their website today.
About Elmwood Park Zoo
Located in Norristown, PA, the Elmwood Park Zoo opened its doors in 1924. Featuring hundreds of animals primarily native to North, South and Central America, the Elmwood Park Zoo offers guests the opportunity for unique wildlife encounters. The zoo is owned and operated by the Norristown Zoological Society, a non-profit organization. The zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. When visiting, guests will see over two-thirds of the animals on exhibit, while others are used in educational programs. Its official mascot is Bubby the Bison, the host of the Zoo’s Conservation Club.
For more information about upcoming Zoo events, please visit http://elmwoodparkzoo.org/.