Party for the Planet™ At Your Zoo And AquariumMar 28, 2011
better way to celebrate Earth Day than with the planet’s amazing and diverse
wildlife? More than 120 of the top zoos and aquariums across North America are
throwing a Party for the Planet™, making it the largest combined Earth Day
celebration in North America!
Local AZA-accredited zoos and
aquariums are the perfect place to connect with nature and conservation in
your community. Party for the Planet™ festivities feature environmental
education activities, amazing animal encounters and fantastic family fun.
WHO: YOU and your AZA-accredited zoo and aquarium.
for the Planet™ to celebrate Earth Day!
WHEN: April 16-24, 2011 (Earth Day is April 22)
WHERE: To find the Party for the Planet™ nearest you,
please visit http://www.aza.org/party-for-the-planet/.
Check back frequently for updates!
year, Party for the Planet™ is sponsored by Disneynature's African Cats,
coming to theaters Earth Day, April 22nd. To view the movie trailer or download
educational materials, please visit www.disney.com/africancats.
1924, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is a nonprofit organization
dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of
conservation, education, science, and recreation. Look for the AZA logo
whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting
an institution dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great
experience for you, and a better future for all living things. AZA is a leader
in global wildlife conservation, and your link to helping animals in their
native habitats. For more information, please visit www.aza.org.
About AFRICAN CATS
true story set against the backdrop of one of the wildest places on Earth,
“African Cats” captures the real-life love, humor and determination of the
majestic kings of the savanna. The story
features Mara, an endearing lion cub who strives to grow up with her mother’s
strength, spirit and wisdom; Sita, a fearless cheetah and single mother of five
mischievous newborns; and Fang, a proud leader of the pride who must defend his
family from a rival lion and his sons. Disneynature brings “The Lion King” to
life on the big screen in this True Life Adventure directed by Keith Scholey
and Alastair Fothergill (“Earth”). An awe-inspiring adventure blending
family bonds with the power and cunning of the wild, “African Cats” leaps into
theaters worldwide beginning on Earth Day 2011.
For more information about the movie and the “See ‘African Cats,’ Save
the Savanna” initiative, check out Disney.com/AfricanCats.
Linda Cendes, AZA
(301) 562-0777 x236
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