Aquarium Throws Earth Day Party for the Planet

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Oregon’s window to the underwater world will go green on Saturday, April 23 when the Oregon Coast Aquarium celebrates Earth Day.

“We throw a Party for the Planet every year to encourage the public to engage in positive behavior changes that benefit not only their health, but the health of our entire planet,” said Beth Hawkyard, the Aquarium’s Volunteer Services Manager who organizes the event.

Exhibits will brim with eco-friendly educational opportunities for visitors. Guests will learn how to reduce their carbon contribution into the atmosphere by buying local and reducing plastic use, and about broader-scale community initiatives that support energy reduction.

Guests that want to bring a bit of green home with them can make native wildflower seed balls to plant in their garden. This free activity, led by the Aquarium’s Head Groundskeeper, Anita Albrecht, starts at 11:00 a.m.

Pre-registration is not required and all activities are included with general admission. The Aquarium is open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. this spring. For more information call 541-867-FISH or visit aquarium.org.

The Oregon Coast Aquarium organizes its Earth Day event in conjunction with the Association of Zoo and Aquarium’s (AZA) nation-wide Party For the Planet™. The collective events from this partnership create the world’s largest combined Earth Day Celebration. For more information about AZA’s Party For the Planet™, visit www.aza.org.

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