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Help Us Celebrate International Polar Bear Day

Polar bears, Snow Lilly & Willy

Posted February 2013

To honor International Polar Bear Day, February 27, 2013, each Saturday and Sunday in February the Zoo is hosting an educational fundraising event to raise money for the “Trees for You and Me” program.

“Trees for You and Me” is a national fundraising competition among American Association of Zookeepers’ (AAZK) chapters. Funds raised are used to plant more trees throughout the country. For each $1.00 donated, three trees are planted in one of our nation’s forests. This year, Zoo visitors can purchase a paper leaf for $1.00 (or more if desired) that will be displayed on a paper tree located in the Zoo’s Peck Welcome Center. Visitors will put their name on the paper leaf, along with a “green” action they can commit to that will help save polar bears. A list of suggested green efforts will be provided. Educational items will also be on display. All proceeds from this event will go to the local AAZK chapter.

Last year, the Milwaukee County Zoo won this national fundraising competition, against other AAZK chapters, and was awarded a tree for planting. The award winning tree was planted near our Polar Bear exhibit. You can make an online donation to the Zoo’s fundraising efforts, or visit the Peck Welcome Center to participate in this fundraising event held every Saturday and Sunday in February.

When:
Saturdays and Sundays in February – February 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24
9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Where:
Peck Welcome Center – Milwaukee County Zoo
What:
Trees For You and Me Program