NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Party for the Planet presented by Entergy is a series of events and activities encouraging the Audubon community to make a positive impact on the natural world held across multiple Audubon Nature Institute venues, April 23 to June 11. Visitors are invited to participate in imaginative new ways to experience nature through hands-on discovery and interactive experiences that promote environmental awareness.
Party for the Planet presented by Entergy: Spring into Action kicks off the series at Audubon Louisiana Nature Center on April 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“We are thrilled that Party for the Planet presented by Entergy will be back in-person this year, and we are proud to kick off the series at the Nature Center,” said Audubon Louisiana Nature Center Director of Operations Isaac Wyatt. “Each of us has the power to positively impact the natural world. Collectively, that impact can shape its future. Our Spring into Action event helps build real-world impact to make a measurable difference in the natural world. This event allows guests the chance to connect with nature in exciting ways and better understand the vital functions of our native ecosystem.”
Guests can interact with local “conservation neighbors” and take part in fun opportunities to experience the natural world including a complimentary planetarium demonstration with a NASA Solar System Ambassador, workshop hosted by Waterwise, wildflower seed toss, and many more activities connecting guests to nature. Admission to this event is free to the public.
“For Entergy, a clean energy future not only means helping create sustainable and resilient communities, but also helping protect our planet,” said Vice President of Customer Service at Entergy New Orleans Sandra Diggs-Miller. “Party for the Planet has created a fun and creative way to help educate on environmental actions that help preserve our natural resources. We are happy to come together this year in person to bring awareness to these issues and amplify solutions.”
The series of Party for the Planet presented by Entergy events and volunteer days include:
- Party for the Planet: Spring into Action – April 23 at Audubon Louisiana Nature Center
- Party for the Planet: Endangered Species Day – May 20 at Audubon Zoo
- Party for the Planet: World Oceans Day – June 11 at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
Event participants will receive a Party for the Planet Passport and are encouraged to earn badges at each event to celebrate their commitment to Planet Earth!
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 52nd anniversary of Earth Day.
Many Association of Zoos and Aquariums 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. A visit to an Audubon Nature Institute facility is a first step in taking positive action. AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums spend $220 million on field conservation alone, supporting more than 2,600 projects in 130 countries. To date, the AZA Conservation Grants Fund has provided $7.7 million in support for 400+ projects worldwide.