Utica Zoo Supports Earth Day
Earth Day this year is April 22, and events around the world will be held in support of the environmentally dedicated day and week. On Saturday, April 26, the Utica Zoo in Utica, New York will be holding events throughout the zoo’s hours of 10 am to 4:45 pm with major events taking place between 11 am and 3 pm.
The main events of this Earth Day celebration will include crafts and activities, animal presentations and tours, presentations and talks highlighting conservation. Some topics to be covered will include endangered species, species survival programs, animal rehabilitation, and positive pet practice.
Families can bring in used ink cartridges and cell phones to recycle to gain a 20% discount at the gift shop. The first fifty families will also receive a free pine sapling.
The zoo will also feature local vendors and family owned farms and goods in a farmer’s market setting. Admissions as follows Child: $4.75, Adult: $7.75, Senior/Military/College student: $6.75. Further information can be found at the zoo’s website: ulticazoo.org.
-- Devin Hartmann