April 26, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

Party for the Planet April 27

The annual Earth Day celebration at Dickerson Park Zoo, Party for the Planet, will be Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Children can participate in activities that demonstrate how recycled items can be reused and transformed. Children will plant herb gardens in recycled tin cans and make egg-carton caterpillars. Parents will enjoy watching their children color the materials needed to make "Shrinky-Dink"-like jewelry pendants (complete with instructions for finishing the baking process at home).

Party for the Planet is a nation-wide Earth Day celebration hosted by zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums. Dickerson Park Zoo was most recently reaccredited in 2012.

Dickerson Park Zoo is open throughout the summer, daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., regardless of the weather. Admission fees are $9 for adults and teens and $6 for children ages 3-12 and seniors 60 and older. Admission for children age 2 and younger and DPZ Friends of the Zoo members is free.

For more information, visit Dickerson Park Zoo's website, www.dickersonparkzoo.org, or follow the zoo on Facebook, http://facebook.com/dpzoo.

For more information, contact: Melinda Arnold, Public Relations Director, 417-833-1570 (office) or 417-848-0162 (cell), marnold@dickersonparkzoo.org

Dickerson Park Zoo
3043 North Fort • Springfield, MO 65803
(417) 833-1570 Phone • (417) 833-4459 Fax
Dickerson Park Zoo is a division of the Springfield-Greene County Park Board