Tails From The Zoo

Eco-Dates in September September 6, 2009

Filed under: Carbon Footprints,Eco-Dates,World News — Scott Gray @ 8:39 am
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I’m finding it hard to believe but we’re nearly a week into September. A new month means new ecologically important dates, so let’s see what 2009 has to offer. Remember that we can all celebrate these days by doing something to help reduce our negative impact on the earth. Not sure how? You can leave your car at home on September 22. You could buy eco-friendly, local, organic and/or fair-trade foods and merchandise on September 28. Pick up litter around your neighbourhood, school, church or even your work on September 19 and 20.

September 15 – International Day of Peace (UN)

September 16 – International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

Sept. 19 & 20 – Clean Up the World Weekend

September 20 – International Coastal Cleanup Day

September 22 – Fall Equinox / International Car Free Day

September 28 – Green Consumer Day

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Grandparent’s Day at Assiniboine Park

Join us on Sunday, September 13 for a park-wide celebration of grandparents. Here’s our Grandparent’s Day Activity Schedule:

Assiniboine Park Zoo – Open 10a to 4p
Free Zoo Admission to grandparents accompanied by grandchild
10:30a – Dedication of Polar Bear statue in front of the bear exhibits
11a to 1p – Free coffee or tea at the Animal Tracks Café for Grandparents
11a to 12p – Join us for cake at the Animal Tracks Café
11a to 2p – Free Trolley Tours for Grandparents when accompanied by paying grandchild
11a to 4p – Free interpretative talks
11a to 3p – Grandparents membership special
10a to 4p – Receive a Debby magnet or paperweight with any purchase of $20 or more at the Zoo Gift Shop

Leo Mol Sculpture Garden – Open 11a to 5p
1p; 2p; & 3p – Tours of Gallery, Schoolhouse Studio and the grounds of the Garden
Grandparents with a grandchild receive a package of Leo Mol Art Cards (value $7) while quantities last.

Pavilion Gallery Museum – Open 10a to 5p
Grandparents with a grandchild will receive a Pavilion Gallery Museum catalogue (value $15) while quantities last.

Conservatory – Open 9a to 4p
Conservatory Palm House self guided scavenger hunt maps
10a to noon – Conservatory bouquet making
Noon to 2p – Abilities Garden demonstration and samples from the “Pizza Garden”