Houston Zoo’s Earth Day

Title: Houston Zoo’s Earth Day
Location: Houston Zoo
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Description: It’s a Party for the Planet and you’re invited to go green on April 21 and 22 during The Houston Zoo’s Earth Day celebration! Join us from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day for entertainment with a “green theme.” Learn what you can do to conserve our natural resources and preserve the world’s wild places for future generations.
The Houston Zoo’s Earth Day celebration is fun for the whole family. Explore the Houston Zoo on a self-guided Earth Day Scavenger Hunt to learn more about some of the endangered species that call the Zoo home and enjoy our “green themed” activities. After completing the Scavenger Hunt make sure to pick up your prize (while supplies last).
While you’re here you can also test your green knowledge as you make environmentally-smart choices and find your way to the end of the Mother Earth Maze. Put your skill and imagination to work at the Re-Usable Mural, and see how fast you are when you Race to Recycle! Plus enjoy fun and informative Meet the Keeper Talks featuring information about animal conservation and intriguing animal enrichment activities. See the complete list of The Houston Zoo’s Earth Day activities below.
The Houston Zoo’s Earth Day celebration is generously sponsored by Orkin and Fiesta.

Earth Day Activities Schedule

Earth Day DJ 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Reflection Pool
Mother Earth Maze 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Okapi Lawn
Coloring Mural 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Reflection Pool
Earth Day
Scavenger Hunt 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Throughout the Zoo
Race to Recycle 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Reflection Pool

Meet the Keeper Talks

10 a.m. Asian Elephant Bath McNair Asian Elephant Habitat

10:30 a.m. Fruit Bat Feeding McGovern Children’s Zoo Bat Cave
Piranha Feeding Natural Encounters Building
Story Safari Butterfly Pavilion
11 a.m. Bats Natural Encounters Building
Sea Lions McGovern Mammal Marina
Story Safari Butterfly Pavilion
11:30 a.m. Lions Big Cat Window

12 p.m. Orangutans Wortham World of Primates
12:30 p.m. Zooper Challenge Butterfly Pavilion
Chimpanzees African Forest
1 p.m. Red Panda Red Panda Exhibit
1:30 p.m. Asian Elephants McNair Asian Elephant Habitat

2 p.m. Aquarium Kipp Aquarium
Birds Tropical Bird House

2:30 p.m. Cheetah Lothel-Butter Cheetah Exhibit
Sea Lions McGovern Mammal Marina
3 p.m. Coastal Pool Feeding McGovern Children’s Zoo
Discovery Cart Werler Lawn

Start Date: 2012-04-21
Start Time: 09:00
End Date: 2012-04-22
End Time: 15:00

Earth Day Concert in Sugar Land

Title: Earth Day Concert in Sugar Land
Location: Oyster Creek Park, 4033 State Highway 6 South
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Description: Performance: Earth Day Zydeco, Motown, R&B, Blues

Sugar Land, TX ­- Do a little dance and boogie on down to Sugar Land’s Concerts in the Park every Sunday, April 15 through May 13, from 5-7 p.m., at Oyster Creek Park, 4033 State Highway 6 South. The final concert will be held on May 20 at Eldridge Park, 2511 Eldridge Road. The series will present a variety of themes and musical genres, and each concert will include several family-oriented activities and other entertainment.

Children’s activities will include a caricature artist, funny clown performances, magic acts and tattoo spray station. In addition, each Sunday will include various interactive activities such as a petting zoo, a mechanical bull, a rock wall, craft areas, sample massages, a Catch the Moment photo station or a classic car showcase. There will also be walk-around performers such as a rope trick artist, Ben the Recycle Man, giant puppets or an Elvis impersonator to coincide with the theme of each event. Concerts in the Park will also celebrate well known local events such as Jackson Pollock at the Park on April 29 and Lemonade Day Houston on May 6.

Onsite refreshments will be available for purchase from the First Colony Lions Club.

Start Time: 17:00
Date: 2012-04-22
End Time: 19:00

Earth Day 2012 – Blessed Earth

Title: Earth Day 2012 – Blessed Earth
Location: All over
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Description: “Make Earth Day a Church Day”
April 22, 2012

Tune in to the live broadcast of the events below. Or, on Sunday evening, gather together to view highlights of Blessed Earth’s National Cathedral events (available mid-afternoon) as a congregation or with a small group.

8:45 – Worship Service at the National Cathedral
10:15 – Forum
11:15 – Second Worship Service at the National Cathedral
1:00 – Luncheon Honoring Wendell Berry
Time TBD – Matthew Sleeth to speak live for the Earth Day Network on the Washington Mall
Start Time: 08:45
Date: 2012-04-22