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Join us at Party for the Planet presented by Entergy: Spring into Action, the kick-off to Audubon’s series of virtual events. 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.  

Earth Day Family Service Day is a fun way to make a positive impact on the environment by participating in outdoor service activities, such as invasive plant species removal, with Audubon educators and conservation neighbors. You can earn an Earth Day Family Service Day Action Badge! Admission to this event is free to the public, but advance registration is encouraged. 

Endangered Species Day at Audubon Zoo offers you the opportunity to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species while enjoying animal care chats and interactive activities from Audubon animal care staff, educators, and conservation neighbors. Take a conservation journey by visiting outposts in the Zoo to learn about the endangered species that call Audubon home. Pick up a Passport to Action at the Entergy table. Get passport stamps at local outposts in the Zoo. Complete the passport to get your Action Badge and win an eco-friendly prize! 

World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. It offers you the opportunity to learn how humans impact our ocean and marine life while enjoying animal care chats and interactive activities from Audubon animal care staff, educators, and conservation neighbors. Pick up your seed paper card and Passport to Action at the Entergy table. Ride a conservation wave through the Aquarium to collect stamps by meeting our conservation partners and completing hands-on discovery and interactive experiences. Complete the passport to get your Action Badge and win an eco-friendly prize!  

National Pollinator Week is a celebration of the valuable ecological roles played by bees, birds, butterflies, bats, beetles, and other pollinators. Pollination Celebration offers guests the opportunity to learn about the crucial relationship between animal, plant, and human life while enjoying educational chats and interactive activities with Audubon entomology staff, educators, and conservation neighbors. You are encouraged to come dressed as your favorite pollinator! Pick up your Passport to Action at the Entergy table. Flit around the Butterfly Garden and Insectarium to find fun factoids about your favorite pollinators. Complete the passport to get  your Action Badge and win eco-friendly prizes!

CLEAN, CREATE, CONNECT

Learn More About Our Virtual Events Below

Party for the Planet inspires you to make a positive impact on our natural world!

SPRING INTO ACTION

APRIL 18-24

EARTH DAY FAMILY SERVICE DAY

APRIL 18

10 AM – 12 PM
Audubon Louisiana Nature Center

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ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY

MAY 16

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10 AM – 3 PM
Audubon Zoo

INCLUDED IN ZOO ADMISSION & FREE FOR AUDUBON MEMBERS

INCLUDED IN AQUARIUM ADMISSION & FREE FOR AUDUBON MEMBERS

June 6

WORLD OCEANS DAY

10 AM – 3 PM
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

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INCLUDED IN BUTTERFLY GARDEN AND INSECTARIUM ADMISSION & FREE FOR AUDUBON MEMBERS

POLLINATION CELEBRATION

JUNE 20

10 AM – 3PM
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium

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Party for the Planet presented by Entergy is a series of virtual events and activities making a positive impact on the natural world. Virtual festivities kick off during Earth Week on April 28 and run through June 27. Families can follow along with 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.

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Create a Wildlife Habitat!

Choose Sustainable Products!

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Being in nature has so many benefits for keeping us healthy and happy. Connect with nature right in your own yard or a local park (safely!) by observing local habitats and sharing what you find. Check out these programs and apps that can help you identify and learn about local wildlife and become a citizen scientist!

Connect with Nature!

FrogWatchUSA – Join volunteers across the United States in listening and recording what frogs are in your community through AZA’s FrogWatchUSA program. Learn and practice the proper protocol for listening and identifying species and share your data with scientists to help track and better understand frog species.

FrogWatchUSA

iNaturalist - A joint initiative by the California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society, the iNaturalist app helps you get connected to a community of over 750,000 scientist to identify plants and wildlife around you. Their Seek app assists you in identifying the plants and animals around you. Get outside and point your camera at the wildlife and habitat around you.

iNaturalist

eBird was created by Cornell Lab of Ornithology to record and track bird watching data. Become a citizen scientist providing researchers with real-time data about the birds in your backyard to support education and conservation.

eBird

Leafsnap - Are you curious about the flowers and trees you see in your community? Take a picture of the plants you see and the Leafsnap app will identify them for you so you can learn more.

LeafsnapProject FeederWatch

Project FeederWatch encourages you to set up a bird feeder outside your window to help wildlife and add some family fun. Experiment with different types of seeds and nuts to see who visits. Record your observations at home or on this app to help scientists know when birds are appearing across the country during peak migration periods, along with setting trends of populations that may be staying in areas longer than in the past.

Merlin Bird ID

The Merlin Bird ID app will ask you to describe what you’re seeing in a few questions, narrow it down, and make you a backyard bird expert. You can even download regional bird packs and scroll through all the birds that frequent your area.

You can help native wildlife right at home by making your yard a healthy habitat for bees, birds, butterflies, and more.

Build a Bee condo. Visit our partner National Wildlife Federation for instructions for this project you can do with items you have around the house.

Add water! Provide a birdbath in your yard to give birds a place to drink and bathe. Add a pollinator bath for bees and butterflies by placing a shallow bowl with rocks and water in a protected area near native plants.

Make your garden count! For tips to make your yard and garden most friendly to native wildlife and pollinators, learn how to certify your Wildlife Habitat with the National Wildlife Federation and register it as part of the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge.

Whether you are getting delivery or safely visiting local stores, you can still support healthy habitats by making sustainable choices with the food and other products you buy. Check out these apps and logos to look for to help make sustainable choices easier to make.

Fish Watch – Make smart seafood choices with the facts about what makes U.S. seafood sustainable. Easily search types of seafood and get up-to-date information about it's sustainability.

Sustainable Palm Oil Shopping App - Created by fellow AZA-accredited institution the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, this app helps you make orangutan-friendly choices at the grocery store. Scan the barcode and learn if the company has committed to certified sustainable palm oil. If you chose an item that isn’t sustainable, the app makes suggestions for selecting alternative products to purchase.

Look for the FSC®-certified logo - All species of great apes are endangered, and their continued existence depends on the conservation of rainforests. Small actions can have a large impact overtime – using Forest Stewardship Council®-certified products means you are supporting responsibly managed forests.

Look for coffee with the Smithsonian’s Bird Friendly® logo - Growing coffee can sometimes mean the destruction of habitats critical for migratory birds and other wildlife. Make your morning brew bird friendly by choosing coffee Bird Friendly® certified to help protect birds and other wildlife every morning.

Start composting at home! – Choosing food that was grown or harvested in ways that keep habitats healthy is a great start, but what happens at your house? Composting at home means food scraps or yard waste can be turned into dirt that enriches soil instead of ending up in a landfill. Using compost in your yard and garden can also help you reduced the use of chemical fertilizers, making it safer and healthier for wildlife. Click the link to learn more about ways to compost at home and check out resources in your community. Here in New Orleans, an organization called Compost NOW does community composting scrap collection at local libraries. Their collections are temporarily cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, but check out their website and social media to learn more and find out when collections resume.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Bird Apps

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Endangered Species Week Highlights

All species of orangutans are critically endangered due to areas of their habitats cleared for palm oil plantations. But...

Posted by Audubon Zoo on Thursday, May 20, 2021

Answer the call of the whooping crane! Whooping cranes are endangered mainly due to habitat loss, but you can help....

Posted by Audubon Zoo on Friday, May 21, 2021
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It's #WorldOceansDay! Help protect the ocean by practicing the Four R’s: 👚 Reduce 🛍️ Reuse ♻️ Recycle 🥤 Refuse These...

Posted by Audubon Aquarium of the Americas on Monday, June 8, 2020

If you love fish, just like our penguins do, eating sustainably sourced seafood is the best way to ensure there is...

Posted by Audubon Aquarium of the Americas on Thursday, June 11, 2020

World Oceans Week Highlights

Coral reefs provide important services that enhance coastal protection, fisheries, medical research, and tourism. In...

Posted by Audubon Aquarium of the Americas on Saturday, June 13, 2020

Pollination Celebration Highlights

#PollinatorWeek

Happy #PollinatorWeek! Tune in to learn what all the buzz is about… 🐝 Party for the Planet presented by Entergy! Learn more: https://bit.ly/2SqwQwg #PartyForThePlanet #WeAreAZA #PollinationCelebration

Posted by Audubon Zoo on Friday, June 26, 2020
Members

Earth Week

Ways to Celebrate:

At Home:

Grow native plants in your home/school/community garden—even if it is a small space—to provide food and shelter for pollinating insects and birds and/or plant native (not tropical) milkweed for monarch butterflies. 

Audubon: 

Audubon provides access to natural spaces and restored green spaces for pollinating insects and birds.

Online:

Visit our social media pages for educational live presentations and tips on how you can get involved!

Together: 

Visit Audubon Zoo during Earth Week (April 18 – April 24) and receive an eco-friendly goody bag to continue taking action to make a positive impact on the natural world.

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MORE UPCOMING EVENTS
PARTY FOR THE PLANET PRESENTED BY ENTERGY

ENDANGERED SPECIES WEEK

MAY 16-22

Endangered Species Day at Audubon Zoo offers guests the opportunity to learn about the importance of protecting endangered speciesAudubon and AZA member institutions are working together to save animals from extinction. 

World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. This year, Audubon is celebrating for a whole week! A healthy ocean supports wildlife, our economy, and our way of life.  

WORLD OCEANS WEEK

JUNE 6-12

National Pollinator Week is an international celebration of the valuable ecological roles played by bees, birds, butterflies, bats, beetles, and other pollinators. Plant pollinators are essential to our food production. 

POLLINATION CELEBRATION

JUNE 21-27

Happy Party for the Planet presented by Entergy New Orleans: Earth Week! 🌎 Did you know your own backyard can be a...

Posted by Audubon Nature Institute on Monday, April 19, 2021

Check out these activities on our social media:

Join us as we virtually celebrate Party for the Planet presented by Entergy New Orleans: Earth Week! You'll discover imaginative new ways to experience nature, create healthy habitats, and help neighbors, big and small, from home with Youth Development Coordinator Shelley and opossum Sage. Learn more about our Party for the Planet presented by Entergy series here: https://events.audubonnatureinstitute.org/planet/

Posted by Audubon Zoo on Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Happy Party for the Planet presented by Entergy New Orleans: Earth Week! 🌎 Did you know your own backyard can be a...

Posted by Audubon Nature Institute on Monday, April 19, 2021

Join us as we virtually celebrate Party for the Planet presented by Entergy New Orleans: Earth Week! You'll discover imaginative new ways to experience nature, create healthy habitats, and help neighbors, big and small, from home with Youth Development Coordinator Shelley and opossum Sage. Learn more about our Party for the Planet presented by Entergy series here: https://events.audubonnatureinstitute.org/planet/

Posted by Audubon Zoo on Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Endangered Species Day at Audubon Zoo offers guests the opportunity to learn about the importance of protecting endangered speciesAudubon and AZA member institutions are working together to save animals from extinction. 

MAY 16-22

Endangered Species Week

Ways to Celebrate:

Orangutans Need You!

All species of orangutans are critically endangered due to areas of their habitats cleared for palm oil plantations.

You can help! Download the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo sustainable palm oil app to scan products that contain only sustainable palm oil.

Gorillas Need You!

Western lowland gorillas are critically endangered due to habitat loss. Mining of Coltan, used in chargeable devices, contributes to their decline.

You can help! Bring old phones and electronics to the Zoo and we'll recycle them!  Learn more here.

Online:

Visit our social media pages for educational live presentations and tips on how you can get involved!

Whooping Cranes Need You!

Whooping Cranes are endangered mainly due to habitat loss.

You can help! Support our critical whooping crane conservation efforts by purchasing ticket to our ZTD events. Learn more here.

SEE OUR SOCIAL MEDIA

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SOCIAL MEDIA

Check out these activities on our social media:

Earth Day Highlights

Will you answer the call to help gorillas in the wild? Western lowland gorillas are critically endangered due to habitat...

Posted by Audubon Zoo on Tuesday, May 18, 2021

World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. This year, Audubon is celebrating for a whole week! A healthy ocean supports wildlife, our economy, and our way of life.  

June 6-12

World Oceans Week

Ways to Celebrate:

Garden Naturally!

Manage your yard naturally to prevent chemical fertilizer and herbicides from entering storm drains and eventually the Gulf, harming marine life. 

Reduce Pollution!

Audubon is part of the Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP), a group of aquariums working together to reduce ocean and freshwater pollution. 

Online:

Visit our social media pages for educational live presentations and tips on how you can get involved!

Make Positive Impacts on Our Environment!

Visit Audubon Aquarium and learn about ways to make positive impacts on the ocean.  

SEE OUR SOCIAL MEDIA

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Check out these activities on our social media:

Join us as we wrap up the Party for the Planet presented by Entergy: Endangered Species Week celebration! Today, we’re with Asia Domain animal care staffer Marianne to talk about Malayan tiger Liem. 🐅 Learn more about our Party for the Planet presented by Entergy series here: https://events.audubonnatureinstitute.org/planet/

Posted by Audubon Zoo on Saturday, May 22, 2021
Three Ways to Help Endangered Species

Here are three easy ways you can help endangered species in your every day life as part of our Party for the Planet presented by Entergy New Orleans: Endangered Species Week celebration!

Posted by Audubon Nature Institute on Thursday, May 20, 2021

It's Endangered Species Week! Did you know that we participate in The Association of Zoos and Aquariums SAFE (Saving...

Posted by Audubon Aquarium of the Americas on Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Happy Earth Day 2021!

Happy Earth Day! 🌎 Today and every day, you can make a difference to protect this planet with 3 easy steps. Learn more on how you can make a positive impact with our Party for the Planet presented by Entergy New Orleans series: bit.ly/39W3hLJ

Posted by Audubon Nature Institute on Thursday, April 22, 2021

National Pollinator Week is an international celebration of the valuable ecological roles played by bees, birds, butterflies, bats, beetles, and other pollinators. Plant pollinators are essential to our food production and so much more! 

June 21-27

Pollination

Celebration

Ways to Celebrate:

Garden Naturally!

Manage your yard naturally to prevent chemical fertilizer and herbicides from harming pollinators and wildlife.

Online:

Visit our social media for educational live feeds and tips on how you can get involved!

Start a Garden!

Make your yard and garden friendly to native wildlife and pollinators by planting a wide variety of flowering plants to provide pollinators with nectar and pollen to feed on all season long. 

Greenspaces!

Audubon provides access to natural spaces and restored green spaces for pollinating insects and birds. Enjoy seeing nature in action at Audubon.

SEE OUR SOCIAL MEDIA

SEE OUR SOCIAL MEDIA

Check out these activities on our social media:

It's a bee-utiful day to learn about pollinators! 🐝 We're here LIVE at the Louisiana Swamp exhibit with Assistant Curator Dom to talk all about bees as part of our Party for the Planet presented by Entergy New Orleans: Pollination Celebration.

Posted by Audubon Zoo on Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Thank you for making a positive impact on our natural world during Party for the Planet presented by Entergy

Check out more activities and educational fun below to continue the party all year!