Wednesday, April 16, 2008

WEEKEND PICK: Earth Day Celebration at The Roger William Zoo in Providence, R.I.

Celebrate Earth Day in Providence, R.I. at the Roger Williams Zoo on Sunday, April 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
There is an Environmental Fair with themed displays, giveaways, and demos from local environmental organizations
Ten31 Productions giant butterfly puppet, from noon to 2 p.m.
Peace Flag Project: Create your own peace flag with your personal wish for the planet, from 11 a.m. t 1 p.m.
Environmentally themed chalk art drawing by Michael Macaulay
Environmentally themed tape art mural by the TapeArt Group
Will Machin, Environmental Artist, will run demos on how to make birdhouses from found objects
Animal Encounters - 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. in Australasia
Year of the Frog Education Station on the Wetlands trail, weather permitting (indoor location TBD). What is Year of the Frog? Click here to learn more.
Hear a talk by Lou Perrotti, RWP Zoo's Conservation Coordinator, at 1 p.m. about the amphibian crisis and what we are doing to help.
"How the Zoo Recycles" by our building & grounds crew; noon to 2 p.m.
Watch a Conservation Connection recycling skit by the WILD Bunch on the Farmyard stage at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Check out the animal enrichment program:
10 a.m.: Moon Bears & Snow Leopards
11 a.m.: Wild Dogs
noon: tropics
1 p.m.: Gibbons
2 p.m.: Elephants
3 p.m.: Kangaroos & Emus

The Roger Williams Zoo is visited by more than 650,000 people annually and is the state's #1 tourist attraction. The zoo is open every day except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Thanksgiving. It is conveniently off exit 16 off interstate I-95, about one hour from Boston or Worcester. General admission is $12 for adults, $6 for children (3-12) and $8 for seniors (62+). For additional information visit:

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