Trunkline Magazine (Louisville Zoo) March 2019 - Page 16

party for the planet A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth Powered by Additional support by One day isn’t enough to celebrate the wonder of our planet and promote the need to protect it — so the Louisville Zoo is host- ing a month-long party! This year marks the Zoo's 29th year of celebrating the Earth since our first cel- ebration in 1990. This April, enjoy weekend activities and cool displays by our eco-partners to learn how you can do your part to help our planet. Plus, there will be ZooPoopyDoo compost and mulch sales, week- end recycling programs, fun contests and more. Earth Month Kick-Off Saturday, March 23 at 11 a.m. See how local students turn trash into treasure in our annual Trashformation Art Contest. View winning displays and attend the press conference at 11 a.m. when we’ll announce this year’s winners. There will also be a jam session led by Louisville Orchestra Music Director Teddy Abrams for students who entered the musical instrument category. ZooPoopyDoo Compost and Mulch Sale Saturday, April 6,13, 20, 27; 7:30 – 11:30 a.m. Get your garden ready for spring with our unique, high-quality ZooPoopyDoo compost and hardwood bark mulch. Prices, instructions and details at LouisvilleZoo.org/zoopoopydoo. National Zoo Lovers Day Saturday, April 6; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Meet our new giraffe mascot as you enjoy the sights and sounds of the Zoo you love and learn more about giraffes. TreesLouisville Tree Giveaway Sunday, April 7, 28;10 a.m. – 2 p.m. TreesLouisville will be here on April 7 and April 28 giving away 225 trees each day, on a first-come, first- serve basis to help promote a rebuilding of Louisville’s tree canopy. Join us and learn why our tree canopy is important.” Fun Day Mondays Monday, April 8, 15, 22 & 29 Enjoy $5.25 Zoo admission, courtesy of the LG&E and KU Foundation. There will be special zoo keeper talks and LG&E and KU’s Mini City display plus appearances by Louie the Lightning Bug from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Backyard Action Hero Day Saturday April 13; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. A Backyard Action Hero (BAH) is a super cool person who cares about wildlife and wants to help animals and their habitats! We’ll have 6 – 8 stations around the Zoo to teach you about wildlife and the natural world. And pick up your free copy of the current BAH guidebook! 16 • Louisville Zoo Trunkline • Spring 2019