Grants From the Disney Conservation Fund and AZA Boosts Brevard Zoo’s Future Events
By Elliot Zirulnik, Brevard Zoo Communications Manager // April 13, 2019
Brevard Zoo’s Party for the Planet, an Earth Day celebration set for April 20
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Brevard Zoo’s Party for the Planet, an Earth Day celebration scheduled for April 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will be “more fun and impactful than ever” thanks to a grant from the Disney Conservation Fund.
The Zoo is hosting one of six signature events—the others will be held at facilities accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia and San Francisco—that help community members “spring into action” through volunteer opportunities.
“AZA-accredited facilities are experts at connecting families to nature,” said Association of Zoos and Aquariums president and CEO Dan Ashe.
“Party for the Planet offers families the perfect opportunity to visit their local AZA-accredited facility, celebrate the Earth’s biodiversity and learn how they can take action to make a difference. The events our members have planned are inspiring and impactful, and I encourage families everywhere to find their local event and get involved.”
Through a second grant from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Zoo is organizing a family beach cleanup for May 11 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Spessard Holland Beach Park in Melbourne Beach.
After the cleanup, participants will be treated to a snack and activity in the beachside pavilion. All families will receive a grabber to take home and use in future cleanups.
Registration is required to attend.
“We are extremely grateful to DCF and AZA for their generous contributions to these events,” said Keith Winsten, the Zoo’s executive director.
“Through these gifts, we can continue to enable our community to effect change in a meaningful way.”
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