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Party for the Planet

Sponsored by American Transmission Co.

Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15, 2016

Polar bear

You’re invited to our big green party at the Zoo Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15! Join us for Party for the Planet, sponsored by American Transmission Co. (ATC), the annual conservation celebration combining education and fun, while drawing attention to the need to save our resources for future generations.

Highlights include:

Polar bear
Kids can migrate through the Zoo just like polar bears during Party for the Planet activities.
  • MIGRATION GAME
    Travel through the Zoo as a polar bear and migrate along the Hudson Bay searching for food. You’ll face hardships just like wild polar bears as they search for suitable hunting ground. Volunteers will answer questions; the last migration departs at 2:10 p.m.
  • AMERICAN TRANSMISSION CO. (ATC)
    Know your pollinators? Stop at the ATC table and play The Pollinator Game! Get your Grow Smart planting guide and wild bergamot seeds for attracting pollinators.
  • ZOOMOBILE NATURE TOUR
    Hop aboard our environmentally-friendly tram for a free conservation tour! Tickets available at the Meijer Zoomobile booth. Limited seating; weather permitting.
  • AVIARY POND
    Become a bird watcher and identify the birds around our scenic pond.
  • WISCONSIN URBAN WOOD
    Preserving and protecting our urban forests is Wisconsin Urban Wood’s mission – and YOU can become a part of it by recycling your trees back into the community.
  • SEAFOOD WATCH PROGRAM
    Celebrate ocean awareness, and learn how you can make sustainable seafood choices.  Color the fish back into the sea.
  • AQUATIC & REPTILE CENTER
    Learn about the Zoo’s Grand Cayman Island and Jamaican iguana conservation projects. Our experts will be on hand to discuss their fieldwork.
  • BETTER BAG CHALLENGE
    Learn about the effect plastic waste has on our ocean and its species. Take the “Better Bag Challenge” and pledge to reduce your disposable plastic bag consumption by using recyclable bags.
  • HELP RESTORE OUR BUTTERFLY GARDEN (ATC)
    Children can plant native species alongside horticulturist Melinda Myers, creating a permanent butterfly garden to attract pollinators for years to come.
  • ALL ABOUT THE ANIMALS
    Of course the Zoo’s animal collection is the backdrop for Party for the Planet, and presents yet another opportunity to learn how we can conserve many precious species. Big cat and rhino zookeepers and volunteers will discuss the animals in their care, and the ways you can help to make sure their wild counterparts are here for generations to come. Visitors can purchase paintings created by both our big cats and our rhino as part of the Zoo’s enrichment program, and even take a behind-the-scenes tour of the rhino stall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (suggestion donation: $1).

Join us for these eco-friendly activities and learn that we can all contribute to sustaining both a healthier environment and lifestyle!

All Party for the Planet activities are free with regular Zoo admission. For additional information, call the Zoo’s Marketing and Communications Department at 414.256.5466.

Special thanks to our Party for the Planet sponsor:
American Transmission Co.