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Party for the Planet

May 18 & 19, 2013

Sponsored by American Transmission Co. (ATC)

Fairie bluebird
Fairie bluebird

Make your way to the Zoo Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19 for “Party for the Planet,” sponsored by American Transmission Co. (ATC). Join in activities designed to highlight how we can all help to preserve the Earth’s resources, and in turn, create a better, sustainable environment for everyone.

Event Highlights

  • Migration Game
    Fly through the Zoo as a Baltimore Oriole or Blackburnian Warbler and migrate just like a bird from Panama to Wisconsin! Volunteers are available to answer questions, and the last migration departs at 2 p.m.
  • American Transmission Company
    What’s your wingspan? Stop at the ATC outreach booth to find out! American Transmission Company is for the birds, and will give away purple coneflower seed packets. Plant them to attract migratory birds to your own backyard.
  • Plant Sale
    Visitors can learn to garden with native plants that support local wildlife. Native plants also attract butterflies and birds. Purchase a variety of plant species including Sky Blue Aster and Purple Coneflower. Supplies limited.
  • Zoomobile Nature Tour – New this year!
    Hop aboard our environmentally-friendly tram for a free conservation tour! Receive a ticket at the plant sale to redeem at the Zoomobile booth. Limited seating; weather permitting.
  • Federal Duck Stamp Tour
    View the entries from wildlife artists from across the country in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Federal Duck Stamp Contest, featuring beautiful, pictorial stamps. 
  • Polar bear swimmingAcres for the Atmosphere in conjuction with Polar Bears International
    Help us reach our goal of planting 100 trees to help wild polar bears survive! Each visitor will receive a seedling to plant near the Aviary to create the Zoo’s own “Polar Bear Forest®.” Planting trees clears the atmosphere of carbon dioxide and slows climate change.
  • Scrap Metal Recycling Drive (Saturday only – 9 a.m. to Noon)
    The Zoo partners with Cimco Recycling, and encourages visitors to drop off recyclable items (containing aluminum, iron, brass, stainless steel and copper). Proceeds benefit the Zoo’s green efforts.
  • Bird Banding (Saturday only – 9 a.m. to Noon, weather permitting)
    Watch live bird banding demonstrations by zookeepers. Visitors have the chance to actually release a bird!
  • Radio Disney (Saturday only – 10:30 a.m. to Noon)
    Go green with Radio Disney and Underwriters Laboratories with music, recycling games and prizes.
  • Wood-Carving Demonstrations & Displays
    Watch the Greater Milwaukee Wildfowl Carvers as they create intricate wood-carved birds before your eyes!  

Join us for these eco-friendly activities and see that it really IS easy being green!

All Party for the Planet activities are free with regular Zoo admission. For additional information, call the Zoo’s Public Affairs and Services Division at 414.256.5466.

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