Join The Palm Beach Zoo and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to celebrate Earth Day. AZA offers accreditation to many zoos and aquariums around the country. The accreditation process is long and intense and it means that member zoos like the Palm Beach Zoo have to live up to very high standards. Accreditation not only means high standards for animal care but for public education as well. It also means that American zoos work together to further conservation and preservation of endangered species throughout the world.
Many AZA accredited zoo celebrate Party for the Planet one weekend in April each year in honor of Earth Day. Party for the Planet is billed by AZA as North America’s largest Earth Day celebration. South Florida is lucky to have access to three of these 100 elite zoos within an hour’s drive; Lion Country Safari, Miami Metro Zoo and the Palm Beach Zoo.
The festivities at the Palm Beach Zoo will commence April 17th and will include conservation and animal-themed games and crafts, the “Wings Over Water” (WOW) free-flight bird show, The “Wild Things” show,and a chance to learn about the importance of environmental conservation, recycling, interactive musical performances, roving animal encounters, giveaways and more.