For Immediate Release
Art Goes WILD at the Zoo
Dickerson Park Zoo and Friends of the Zoo will partner with the Springfield Regional Arts Council for the sixth-annual Art Gone WILD! on Saturday, July 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Five hands-on art stations will be open for children ages 12 and younger:
- “Paper Parrot Pals” – design a colorful bag hat
- “Wild Child” – make wild friends by stamping animal patterns on life-sized silhouettes.
- “Litter Bugs” – transform recycled materials into caterpillars and butterflies
- “Swinging Koi Fish” – create a golden orange koi fish windsock from recycled plastic bags
- “Hungry Hippo” – make a hippopotamus mouth from a recycled cake box
As in the past, Art Gone WILD! activities incorporate a “green” theme by utilizing recycled or reused materials – underscoring Dickerson Park Zoo’s mission to inspire the public to conserve and protect natural resources.
In addition to the art activities and zoo exhibits, the NPTA Training Center will perform martial arts demonstrations, and there will be free face painting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Art Gone WILD! is presented by Friends of the Zoo, Springfield Regional Arts Council, KIDS Directory and KTTS 94.7FM.
Dickerson Park Zoo is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission fees are $7 for adults and teenagers, $5 for seniors age 60 and older, $5 for children ages 3-12 and free for children age 2 and younger. Friends of the Zoo members are admitted free; FOZ memberships are $65 for an annual pass. For information about zoo events, visit www.dickersonparkzoo.org or call 417-864-1800.
For more information, contact: Melinda Arnold, Public Relations Director, 417-833-1570 (office) or 417-848-0162 (cell), firstname.lastname@example.org