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Published: 04/15/2011
Tallie Segel 505-848-7162 Or Amy Landers Research Coordinator & Acting Marketing Manager ABQ BioPark 505.764.6236

BioPark Hosts Biggest Earth Day Celebration Yet

Staff, Volunteers and Community Experts Show How “Our Actions Matter”
This Saturday from 10-2pm, the park hosts its biggest Earth Day celebration yet with activities, demonstrations and speakers stationed throughout the park. (link). While you’re out there, be sure to check out the newest addition to the zoo family, a seal pup born on April 13. The Zoo will hold a naming competition on Mother’s Day, May 8.

ALBUQUERQUE, NM—The BioPark celebrates Earth Day on Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Dozens of activities, demonstrations and speakers are stationed throughout the Zoo, Botanic Garden, Tingley Beach and Aquarium. The Earth Day Celebration is presented by AM 1240 JENNiRADIO.

Animal keepers, aquarists, gardeners, volunteer teachers and community experts will share with BioPark guests about animals, plants and how our actions matter when it comes to protecting our planet. Stations offer simple conservation ideas that benefit the featured animal, plant or habitat.

“Earth Day gives guests a chance to interact directly with the people who are most passionate about these animals and plants—our staff and volunteers,” said Tallie Segel, Interim Education Curator. “We want to empower guests to make a difference. We have chances everyday to make our own homes and lives sustainable, and those choices have a ripple effect in the environment.”

A full schedule of events is attached. Activities are included with admission, unless otherwise noted. Find additional information and resources at

BioPark Earth Day Highlights

Earth Day Explorer Passport: Collect destination stamps and solve a puzzle to win a prize, while supplies last. Passports available at ticket booths.

Children’s Seed Festival: Follow a seed’s life story, play games, make art, visit the “Seed Hall of Fame” and plant a seed to take home in the Children’s Fantasy Garden. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Albuquerque.
Keeper and Aquarist Talks: Learn how these experts take care of the animals that live at the Zoo and Aquarium. Talks scheduled throughout the day.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours of the Aquatic Conservation Facility: Home to endangered fish, including Rio Grande silvery minnows, and other rare aquatic animals. Located off-exhibit at the Aquarium/Garden. Tickets: $10. Call (505) 848-7180 to reserve tickets.

The BioPark is an accessible facility and a division of the City of Albuquerque’s Cultural Services Department. For more information, visit or call 311 or (505) 768-2000 (Relay NM or 711).
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