Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Americas Pavilion

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World Wetlands Day
Sunday, February 2nd, 2014
10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Americas Pavilion

While polar bears are enjoying the winter weather, ever wondered where wetland creatures go in the winter? Come celebrate the amazing world of wetland wildlife underneath the ice, and join in some conservation fun with the Adopt-A-Pond Programme on World Wetlands Day! Experience heaps of activities for kids and kids at heart, including games like Fish for a Prize, Pin the Tail on the Turtle, and Frog Call Challenge! Join our volunteers and Bobbers the Blanding’s Turtle Mascot for a touch-table experience with amazing wetland wonders, frog-tastic puzzles, and lessons on how to become a Turtle Tallyer, Frog Watcher or Wetland Guardian. Join our conservation team and make a difference for wetland species across the province and around the world! It’s wetland wow for the whole family!

February 2nd each year is World Wetlands Day. It marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on February 2, 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar. Each year since 1997, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and groups of citizens at all levels of the community around the world have taken advantage of the opportunity to undertake actions aimed at raising public awareness of wetland values and benefits in general, and the Ramsar Convention in particular. Toronto Zoo’s Adopt-A-Pond Programme raises awareness by stationing volunteers throughout the zoo with resources on Ontario wetland conservation. We share information on Ontario Turtle Tally and FrogWatch Ontario and explain how these programmes contribute to our ability to better protect wetland habitats.

For more information on World Wetlands Day and the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, visit: www.ramsar.org/WWD 

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