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Climate Action Day 2018

Posted by Daphne Matter, ZooCorps Intern

Get ready for a day at Woodland Park Zoo that’s packed with action... climate action!

Climate Action Day is an awesome (and informative) event that will take place on July 19th from 3:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. at the zoo and will be led by the ZooCorps Climate Action Team, a branch of Woodland Park Zoo’s teen volunteer program dedicated to inspiring change in our community through focused actions combating climate change. It is a completely youth-led event, as teens and children are the future of our world.

ZooCorps and the Otter Spotter project. Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren, Woodland Park Zoo.

This day will be an excellent opportunity for all ages to learn about specific and simple actions that can make change. Everyone can make an impact on the environment, no matter who you are, and we will focus on ensuring that impact is a positive one. We will work on how to build positive habits through realistic and sustainable practices that will work to save the planet from the disastrous effects of climate change, such as species extinction, rising sea levels and temperatures, and changing ecosystems.

ZooCorps and other teen volunteers lobbying against wildlife trafficking in Olympia, Washington. Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren, Woodland Park Zoo.

Scattered throughout the zoo, there will be heaps of activities, learning stations, arts and crafts, sustainability themed prizes, and more, all in the spirit of combatting the harsh reality that is climate change. Other environmental organizations will also participate in this event, including Washington Environmental Council, BikeWorks, and Conservation Northwest. We hope that you will become as inspired as we are to make conservation a priority in your lifestyle and consumer choices, and to do your part in creating a better, more sustainable future for the world. 

Seattle Youth Climate Action Network with Governor Jay Inslee. Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren, Woodland Park Zoo.

Come join Woodland Park Zoo in the social movement to combat climate change!
ZooCorps volunteer teaching zoo guests about a great argus feather.
To promote the use of alternative transportation and reduction of carbon emissions, guests who ride the bus or bicycle to the zoo receive a $2 discount off zoo admission with proof of ridership. 

To learn more visit our Facebook event page.