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Conservation Celebration – Bringing Back the WILD!

April 10, 2013

The Amarillo Zoo will host an all day event celebrating Earth Day on Saturday, April 20th from 9:30am to 3:00pm. Guest of all ages will learn what they can do to improve the life on earth for all living creatures at discovery stations located throughout the Zoo. Guests can explore over 20 exhibits including water conservation, attracting bluebirds, regionally and globally endangered wildlife, plight of the Texas horned lizard, turtle conservation, xeriscaping, bat conservation and more! Representatives from Texas Parks and Wildlife, West Texas A&M University, Amarillo College, Canyon’s Edge Nursery, Panhandle Ground Water District, Xcel Energy, Texas Forest Service, Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Panhandle Association for the Education of the Young Child and others provide information on conservation and wildlife issues facing our area.
Kids can also receive a free packet of ladybugs courtesy of Xcel Energy. Ladybugs are a natural pest control of aphids and are popular with backyard gardeners. Afterwards families can get their hands muddy making seed balls – a clay mud ball filled with native wildflower seeds. These balls can be thrown into your backyard, roadside ditches or other outdoor spots and with the right conditions may sprout a variety of beautiful and useful native wildflowers.
Entertainment by musical guest Andy Chase Cundiff from 11:00 am – 2:00pm
This event is free with zoo admission:
$4.00 adults (ages 13-61)
$3.00 seniors (ages 62 and up)
$2.00 children (ages 3-12)
Kids 2 and under Free
The Amarillo Zoo is located at NE 24th Ave and Dumas Highway inside Thompson Park
For more information call 806-381-7911 or visit the Zoo’s website

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