Join us for a virtual Earth Day celebration! Learn all about environmental sustainability and the individual actions you can take to make a difference through virtual animal experiences, live discussions with local experts, an inside look at the Zoo’s conservation programming, and more.
This year, Earth Day is celebrating its 50th anniversary and through our online events, you’ll learn about the conservation challenges of different species over the past five decades, and come away with ways you can live more sustainably to help protect our Earth for future generations.
Schedule of Events
10 a.m. – Virtual Birding at Sapsucker Woods with June Summers of the Audubon Society
Join us for a moderated live discussion about the birds seen on Cornell Lab’s FeederWatch Cam at Sapsucker Woods. Learn about bird behavior and their contributions to the ecosystem, and how to help attract and ID birds in your own backyard.
11 a.m. – Animal Enrichment Experience
Observe the African lions receive an Earth Day-themed enrichment item followed by a live Q&A session with Zoologist James Weinpress and Lead Zoo Naturalist for Programs, Annie Wheeler.
12 p.m. – Macroinvertebrate Sorting
Follow along as Lead Zoo Naturalist for Citizen Science, Dave Will, sorts through macro-invertebrates and what they can tell us about our local environment.
1 p.m. – Animal Enrichment Experience
Observe as the olive baboons receive an Earth Day-themed enrichment item followed by a live Q&A session with Zoo Keeper Clare Belden and Lead Zoo Naturalist for Programs, Annie Wheeler.
2 p.m. – Be A Local Conservationist
Join us for a live presentation and moderated Q&A session about the Urban Wildlife Information Network (UWIN), and the importance of camera trap conservation programs.
3 p.m. – Earth Day Today: Where we can find hope in Nature – A live discussion with J. Drew Lanham
Join us for an energizing discussion with renowned author, poet, and wildlife biologist J. Drew Lanham as he talks with Seneca Park Zoo Society President and C.E.O. Pamela Reed Sanchez about Earth Day in 2020 and where we all can find hope in nature.
Videos of all the events are now available here.
Free blue spruce saplings – Our blue spruce saplings have all been allocated. If you have previously registered for one, you can pick it up at your designated pick up time on Sunday, April 26.
If you purchased one of our Earth Day ZooShop baskets, it will be ready for touchless pickup at your designated time on Sunday, April 26. Thank you!
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