Party for the Planet

April 16, 2022 - April 16, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo
3000 NW 83 Terrace,
Gainesville, FL 32606

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In honor of Earth Day, we are hosting Party for the Planet: Spring into Action! We will be celebrating April 16, 2022 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. right here at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo.

This event is perfect for the whole family. We welcome you and your kids to explore the zoo and participate in fun activities such as games, crafts, training demonstrations, keeper talks, animal encounters, and more! Learn to build like a beach mouse, save a sea turtle, make a backyard habitat, and spring into action to save species. Explore the kids sensory play space, join a special presentation, and get your face painted by Fabulous Faces.
Don’t miss out on the wildest party of the year!

Keeper Talk Schedule
9:30 a.m. - Bald eagle
10:30 a.m. - American alligators
12:00 p.m. - Eastern indigo snake

Training Demonstration Schedule
11:30 a.m. - Grey parrot
1:30 p.m. - Capuchin monkeys

Special Presentations
10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m - The Misadventures of Marcus & Todd Puppet Show. Created and performed by zookeepers in the Zoo Animal Technology program.

11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - Storytime: The Mishomis Book. Read by Migizi Miigwa, Eagle Feather (SF Prof. Nicole Nesberg). These stories tell the history, traditions, and culture of the Ojibway/Chippewa people, passed down through generations.
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