The goal of this event, which is free to the public, is to promote environmental awareness and how we can be good stewards to the earth by showcasing more than 20 Earth-friendly organizations, including: Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, Marine Animal Rescue Program, UMES 4H & USDA, Lenape Manetu, Chesapeake AAZK Chapter, Lower Shore Herb Society, Coast Kids, Nanticoke Watershed Alliance, Wicomico County Health Department, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delmarva Discovery Center & Museum, Lower Shore Land Trust, City of Salisbury Water Treatment, City of Salisbury Recycling and more.
Several area energy companies will be showcasing their ideas on how to save on energy. Bring in your old electronics to the zoo parking lot for recycling. Along with the exhibitors there will be other Earth Day activities during the event which include: zookeeper talks, recycled craft activities, face painting, animal meet and greets, and music by the Ted Nichols Drum Circle.
The zoo will be selling one of a kind Earth Day T-shirts, the proceeds of which will benefit the zoo’s education department. T-shirts are available that day for $10. Delmarva Power will be giving out redbud tree seedlings while supplies last. Activities during the event include: zookeeper talks, recycled craft activities, face painting, animal meet and greets, and music by Ted Nichols drum circle.
In conjunction with the Earth Day event will be the 16th annual Zoo Stampede 5K. The race will run through the zoo and Salisbury City Park. Now in its 16th year, the race is one of the best 5Ks in Salisbury. For more information and to download a race application visit www.salisburyzoo.org.
Earth Day Schedule:
9 a.m. Zoo Stampede 5K (Zoo Parking Lot)
10 a.m.– 4 p.m. Exhibitors, food and children’s activities, animal talks
10 a.m.– 4 p.m. City of Salisbury E-cycling (Zoo parking lot)
10:30-11:15 a.m. Race Awards (Zoo Stage)
Noon- 12:30 p.m. Animal Meet & Greet
1:30-2:30 p.m. Ted Nichols Drum Circle (Zoo Stage)
2:45-3:15 p.m. Animal Meet and Greet