Earth Day

April 22, 2018 - 09:30am to 03:00pm

Discover everyday actions that will help wildlife and the planet thrive

Join us as we celebrate the planet with our conservation and sustainability partners that will help educate visitors and inspire them to take action on behalf of wildlife. Pick up an Oregon Zoo Earth Day 2018 Passport and get it stamped at each stop on your tour.

Join wildlife biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, who will be stationed throughout the Great Northwest portion of the zoo. They'll teach visitors about wildlife in their own backyards — fish biologists will discuss salmon and native fish, migratory bird specialists will talk about bald eagles, and wildlife experts will share info about other Pacific Northwest species living at the zoo

Visit the
Metro Parks and Nature station to find out where your ideal park might be.

Learn about more than 500 bee species from the
Oregon Bee Project.

The Nature Conservancy
will host a spinning-wheel trivia game where participants will learn about oceans, geology and plants.

The Oregon Zoo's Environmental Conservation and Outreach team has activities planned, and you'll find out what's happening at the zoo and how you can get involved.

Wolf Ways will explore the world of wolves and demonstrate their value.

You can play an invasive species game with folks from West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District.

Discover better methods of recycling and composting and improving food habits from Master Recycler.

Dig for bugs and study critters under a microscope while learning about worms, pollinators and other wildlife that benefit outdoor spaces with
Master Gardener.

Enjoy local food carts, a "Zoobador" and enter to win a wildlife-friendly, recycled-plastic toy from the gift shop. Have fun while learning about how to coexist peacefully with other species by taking small actions.

Cost: Free with zoo admission