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Earth Day...Every Day!

April 22nd, 2017 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Press Release
April 11, 2017

For More Information:
Mike Boley, Visitor Services Coordinator
[email protected]
(806) 671-2817

Earth Day...Every Day

Help and Hope logo

Free event celebrating healthy wildlife and families at the Amarillo Zoo

Saturday, April 22, 2017

9:30am – 3:00pm

Earth Day...Every Day: Celebrating Healthy Wildlife & Families...for Generations to Come will be held on Saturday, April 22 from 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Amarillo Zoo, inside Thompson Park at NE 24th Ave and Dumas Highway. Admission is free courtesy of the Texas Department of Health and Human Services – Help and Hope Campaign.

Activities will feature interactive Zoofari carts, exhibits on wildlife conservation, scavenger hunts, keeper chats, hands-on crafts and activities, take-home materials, and PBS Kids viewing room. Other special activities include free tree seedlings and lady bugs while supply lasts. Exhibits by the Texas Forestry Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, TxDOT, Canyon’s Edge Plants and more! Live music by Andy Chase Cundiff will be happening from 11am – 2pm.

Amarillo Zoo and Panhandle PBS are partnering with the Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) division of the Texas Department of Health and Human Services to promote the state's Help and Hope campaign and to support healthy families and healthy wildlife. The Help and Hope campaign is committed to promoting community engagement, supporting families, sharing free resources, helping families with tips to alleviate parenting stress, and linking families to local service providers. Earth Day...Every Day invites families to enjoy this family-friendly activity.

This come-and-go event will create special experiences for kids and their families to explore the outdoors together, learn about caring for our planet’s animals, and care for the most vulnerable citizens- children. As April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and the event will kick-off the Week of the Young Child, participants will learn about resources available for families at the community booths located inside and around the zoo.

Daniel Tiger from the PBS Kids series, “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” will be the event’s special guest.  

For more information about the event, call the Amarillo Zoo at (806) 381-7911 or visit AmarilloZoo.org or panhandlePBS.org. For more information about the Help and Hope program, visit HelpandHope.org.

This event is made possible by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services Help and Hope campaign, in addition to the Amarillo Zoo’s sponsors and partners: Amarillo National Bank, Belmar Bakery, Burkett Outdoor Advertising, Cricket Wireless, KAMR Local 4 and  Fox 14, Sonic, United Supermarkets and Xcel Energy

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The Amarillo Zoo is located in Thompson Park. Take Hwy 287 North off of I-40, take the N. 24th Ave. exit and go West, turn right into Thompson Park and follow the signs to the Zoo parking lot.

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