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3400 W. Girard Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
A visit to the Philadelphia Zoo provides the opportunity to enjoy Earth Day outside with the animals and educate the kids about “Saving Energy to Save Wildlife.” This is the overall theme of the new children’s zoo. Opening on April 13, 2013, focus on conservancy at the new children’s addition, KidZooU: Hamilton Family Children’s Zoo & Faris Family Education Center. The building itself employs geothermal wells to control temperature, rain gardens and green roofs. Besides the eco-conscious design of the indoor education center, it also features conservation stations and interactive exhibits to teach how recycling and simple energy-saving tips can help wildlife. Who knew that looking at cute animals on Earth Day could also teach kids how to go green at an early age?
Earth Day Celebration
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St
Date: April 22
Find out how you and your community can “go green” at the NCC on Earth Day. Philly-based eco-friendly organizations will be on site to talk about topics like the importance of eating locally grown foods, and children can create “green” crafts using recycled paper and make art projects from recycled materials.
Date: April 22
Greensgrow Farms is teaming up with Subaru and Chipotle as well as community organizations to get out and “green” the neighborhood. Volunteers will be out and about planting and cleaning up in Kensington and Penn Treaty Park, among others. Bonus: Volunteers will be treated to lunch from Chipotle!