NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Audubon Nature Institute is getting creative with its Party for the Planet presented by Entergy series of events while closed due to COVID-19. This year, Audubon will host the events virtually and invite the community to participate while staying safe at home.
Participants are invited to celebrate Earth Day, Endangered Species Day, World Ocean Day, and Pollinator Week beginning April 19.
Virtually follow along with each week’s activities by tuning into Audubon’s Facebook pages to discover imaginative new ways to experience nature, create healthy habitats, and help neighbors, big and small, from home!
“The global pandemic has emphasized the need for all of us around the world to work together to meet challenges and protect life on our planet,” says Regional Customer Service Manager for Entergy New Orleans Toni Green-Brown. “Participation in Party for the Planet’s virtual activities is an entertaining and educational way for families to broaden their understanding of the environment while staying at home. We hope everyone will enjoy this creative way to celebrate and participate in the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.”
The virtual Party for the Planet presented by Entergy series includes:
- Party for the Planet presented by Entergy: Earth Week: April 19-26
- Party for the Planet presented by Entergy: Endangered Species Week: May 10-16
- Party for the Planet presented by Entergy: World Oceans Week: June 7-13
- Party for the Planet presented by Entergy: Pollination Celebration Week: June 20-27
At the end of the series, participants can download the Party for the Planet Passport available on Audubon’s website. The passport will include a quiz covering topics included in Audubon’s videos covering topics such as pollinators and ocean health. Visitors can bring a copy of their passport to Audubon Zoo once it has reopened to receive special prizes. This date will be announced at a later time.
This series is supported by Entergy’s Environmental Initiatives Fund, which directs $1 million annually to environmental improvement projects. Party for the Planet is part of Entergy’s recognition of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
Make sure to follow Audubon’s Facebook pages to participate:
@Audubon Nature Institute
@Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
@Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
@Audubon Louisiana Nature Center
Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)-accredited zoos and aquariums across North America are throwing a Party for the Planet, making it the largest combined Earth Day, Endangered Species Day, and World Oceans Day celebration. Party for the Planet offers families unique opportunities to celebrate the Earth’s biodiversity and learn how they can make a difference.
While Audubon facilities are closed, supporters can help the dedicated staff who continue to provide outstanding care for the animals and the parks loved by the New Orleans community by donating to the Audubon Recovery Fund.