Oregon Coast Aquarium Buzzes to Life for Earth Day Celebration

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Newport, Oregon—The Oregon Coast Aquarium will be brimming with eco-friendly educational opportunities for visitors on Saturday, April 26 in honor of Earth Day.

The Aquarium hopes the annual one-day event will inspire visitors to become conscious consumers.

Earth Day at the Aquarium will feature a live bee hive from Nectar Bee Supply to help teach visitors about the importance of pollinators. Aquarium guests can get their hands dirty while making native plant seed balls to take home.

“Through our Earth Day celebrations, we’re encouraging the public to engage in these positive behavior changes for the benefit of a healthier environment as well as a healthier lifestyle. There’s no better feeling than knowing your selfless and simple act will decrease the impact you have on the environment,” said Beth Hawkyard, the Aquarium’s Volunteer Services Manager that coordinates the event.

Over a dozen organizations will be represented at the Aquarium to promote earth-friendly living, including the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department, Yaquina Watershed Council and Corvallis Environmental Center. Luv’n Salsa, the Honey Pit and other vendors will also be on site to sell their local or sustainable wares.

Pre-registration is not required and all activities are included with general admission. The Aquarium is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this spring. For more information call 541-867-3474 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™ event on April 22. Party For the Planet™’s collective events make the world’s largest combined Earth Day Celebration. For more information about AZA’s Party For the Planet™, visit www.aza.org.

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is dedicated to the highest quality aquatic and marine science programs for recreation and education so that the public better understands, cherishes, and conserves the world’s natural marine and coastal resources. An accredited Association of Zoos & Aquariums institution, this 501(c)3 non-profit organization is ranked as one of the top 10 aquariums in the U.S. Visit us at 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Rd., Newport, OR. www.aquarium.org, (541) 867-3474. Follow us on Facebook.com/OregonCoastAquarium, or Twitter.com/OrCoastAquarium for the latest updates.

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