Event: Earth Day and Teachers Day at the Toronto Zoo

???????????????????????????????Come and visit Toronto Zoo’s Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation Programme at two great events happing next weekend at the Toronto Zoo. We will have awesome FREE reptile and amphibian identification resources for you to take home! And if you’re a teacher in the GTA, ask us about our great programs geared towards getting kids back into nature and learning about Ontario turtles and their habitat!

The Adopt-A-Pond Programme participates in, and hosts, a number of sustainable events you can participate in throughout the year; including World Wetlands Day, Earth Day Celebrations, Spring Toad Feast, American Tortoise Rescue’s World Turtle Day and The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup! There are also a number of volunteer days where you can participate in re-naturalizing habitat with tree, wetland and meadow plantings.

Follow the Adopt-A-Pond blog, using the link at the bottom of the page, to receive updates about these awesome upcoming events!

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Earth Day Celebrations
Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26, 2015

Caribou Café and Tundra Trek
10:00am to 4:00pm

A healthy, clean planet creates healthy animals, plants and people. Celebrate Earth Day at the Toronto Zoo and find out, through the eyes of the veterinarians and technicians at the Zoo, how they work towards a healthy wildlife population in Toronto. Through hands-on activities learn about the impact of climate change on the ability of wild animals and spaces to stay healthy.

Learn how groups around Ontario are working together to ensure our environment is healthy in order to sustain life and how new technologies designed to reduce climate change are creating safer and healthier spaces for us.

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Rain Barrel Sales
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Front Entrance
10:00am to 4:30pm

Rain barrels are a great way to reduce your water bill and help save the environment. Using a rain barrel to catch rainfall from your roof provides an inexpensive way to water your garden, reduce your water bill and return water to the ground instead of storm water systems. Pre-purchase a rain barrel for only $55 at www.rainbarrel.ca/torontozoo and help support species conservation programs. Limited quantities will be available for purchase at the Zoo entrance on the day of the event.

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Teacher Appreciation Event
Saturday, April 25 & Sunday, April 26, 2015
Front Court Yard
9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Discover how to take your students’ learning to a new level within the natural setting of the Toronto Zoo! Visit our education booths in the main courtyard to learn more about Toronto Zoo field trips and school programs, as well as the many teacher resources available.

*Pre-registration is mandatory for this event. Proof of position is required to redeem this offer. To register, please click here.

Teachers get free admission to the Zoo for themselves and one guest. Additional guests are welcome, but are subject to general admission rates. To reduce admission wait time, tickets for these guests, as well as parking passes ($12 per vehicle) can be purchased online.

Please note that for this professional development opportunity, ‘teachers’ are considered:

  • Teachers in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers
  • Early Childhood Educators currently working in a full-day kindergarten classroom in a school setting
  • Educational Assistants
  • Child and Youth Workers employed by a school board
  • Graduating Teacher Candidates

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For more information about Toronto Zoo conservation programs visit:  http://www.torontozoo.com/conservation/

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