Where has the time gone? It’s June tomorrow and it hardly feels like May was here! I hope you had a chance to take part in at least one green calendar day activity this past month – I know we got a great response to our World Turtle Day display. Here is your list of eco-dates for June 2009. There are some big ones here and I hope you can participate in a few.
Leave the car at home for Clean Air Day on June 2. When you realise how easy that is, take your bike or walk to work as part of the Commuter Challenge, June 3 to 9. World Environment day is a great opportunity to get out to the Assiniboine Park and enjoy the zoo on June 5. Take a walk on the Canada Trail for International Trails Day on June 6 – and remember to visit the Assiniboine Park Zoo that night at 7 pm for our Smiling Bears presentation, with Else Poulsen.
Even though the lakes and rivers in Manitoba are still a bit chilly, we hope you will get wet from June 7 to 14. If your not from Manitoba and have access to warm water – jump in for Oceans and Rivers Days. If you’re not sure how to celebrate National Aboriginal Day, join the Zoo Education Centre and the Manitoba Geocaching Association as we launch 8 new caches specifically made for the zoo. The MGA will be on site all afternoon on the 21st to assist cachers (new and experienced) in finding our environmentally minded treasures. While you’re there, enjoy the Assiniboine Park Zoo’s North American animals, including our new bison calves.
June 2 – Clean Air Day
June 3-9 – Commuter Challenge
June 5 – World Environment Day (UN)
June 6 – International Trails Day
June 7-13 – World Rivers & Oceans Week
June 8 – World Oceans Day
June 14 – Canadian Rivers Day
June 17 – UN World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought
June 20 – Summer Solstice/Canada Parks Day
June 21 – National Aboriginal Day (US)
For information on Geocaching the Zoo II and our Smiling Bears Presentation: Click Here