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Celebrate Earth Day with the ABQ BioPark

A Week of Educational Activities Scheduled at the Zoo, Aquarium, Tingley Beach and Botanic Garden.

April 13, 2018 - The ABQ BioPark will celebrate Earth Day with special activities from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. daily on April 18-21. Earth Day is April 22.

"Conservation is an important part of the work we do here at the ABQ BioPark, whether it be educating the public or working to save endangered species abroad," said Cheri Vogel, ABQ BioPark curator of education. "At this event, we'll offer rich learning experiences that explore how our actions matter to plants, animals and the ecosystem, in our backyard and around the world." 

Schedule: 

Wednesday, April 18, at the Aquarium

  • Discover different ocean habitats and how you can protect them
  • Learn about why it is important to buy sustainable seafood  
  • Make a recycled craft
  • Meet ocean animals at the touch pools

Thursday, April 19, at the Zoo

  • Story time, animal feedings and zookeeper chats
  • Hands-on animal discovery stations and enrichment making stations
  • Education on how everyday actions impact animal habitats around the world

Friday, April 20, at Tingley Beach

  • Our Actions Matter station with game and activity
  • Bosque habitat discovery station
  • Fish Craft/Recycled Art Station
  • Healthy Waterfowl Habitat discovery station that includes a fishing line service-learning project and waterfowl ID

Saturday, April 21, at the Botanic Garden

  • Visit the Children's Seed Festival sponsored by the Rotary Club of Albuquerque. Activities include mystery seed lab, seed trivia game, face painting, seed art and seed balls.
  • Explore the various habitats of New Mexico at interactive stations and learn how you can help protect them.
  • Make a recycled craft.

The week's educational events are included with regular admission.

The ABQ BioPark is dedicated to conservation. The facility participates in Species Survival Plans and on-site conservation locally and abroad. The ABQ BioPark also recently announced its move away from plastic.

Learn more about the ABQ BioPark's Conservation Committee and environmental initiatives.