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March 16, 2012 | Tag(s): Earthfest
By: Brenda, Director of Education and Volunteers, Audubon Zoo

This planet is not terra firma.  It is a delicate flower and it must be cared for.  It’s lonely.  It’s isolated, and there is no resupply.  And we are mistreating it.  Clearly, the highest loyalty we should have is not to our own country or our own religion or our hometown or even to ourselves.  It should be to, number two, the family of man, and number one, the planet at large.  This is our home and all we’ve got.

 –Scott Carpenter

That statement says a lot and this weekend at the Audubon Zoo we are trying to get that message out in a fun and educational way with our Earthfest.  Earthfest is the zoo education department’s only zoo wide event that promotes environmental education to all that enter.  Environmental organizations from across the state set up informational booths to let you know what you can do to help our planet.   Zoo educators will be out there with live animals and selling shade grown coffee to support a Costa Rican sloth orphanage.  There will be great live music and crafts.  Festival style food booths will also be waiting for you to stop by.

The weather is going to be great and we are really hoping that you come out to see us.  Earth Day is April 22, but we want to get a head start on thinking about our planet.  This is a fun opportunity for families to create opportunities for lifelong changes in habits, attitudes and awareness.  We are all stewards of this world and a beautiful day at the Audubon Zoo will help you realize how much she has to offer.


Earthfest is Saturday and Sunday 10-5.  Free with the price of admission.

Mailing address: Audubon Nature Institute 6500 Magazine St. New Orleans, LA 70118
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