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Teens are driving force behind climate-action event at Woodland Park Zoo

Woodland Park Zoo’s youth-led Climate Action Team is hosting the first Climate Action for All  event at the zoo on Thursday, July 19.

 

It is designed to be a fun and informative event to educate visitors on fighting climate change and reducing impacts on wildlife.

 

Guests will be invited to pick up reusable or electronic passports equipped with pictures and icons directing them to visit stations around the zoo where they will find information on easy and family-friendly ways to help the environment. Those who visit all the stations and complete their passport receive an environmentally friendly treat or prize.

The stations will include activities for a wide variety of languages, ages and abilities, including a social media station and whiteboards to encourage conversations through art and different languages.

The Climate Action Team is a group of high school students who volunteer for Woodland Park Zoo’s ZooCorps teen program.

 

Climate Action for All will be held during the new Evening Zoo event, when the zoo stays open until 8:30.

Details on Climate Action for All:

3-8 p.m. Thursday, July 19

Woodland Park Zoo

Cost: Regular zoo admission applies, but in honor of the climate theme, guests who ride the bus or bicycle (and can prove it!) get a $2 discount.

Related: How to talk to your kids about climate change