Join Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Earth Day Coalition for Ohio’s largest environmental education event – EarthFest – from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 22 at the Zoo!
EarthFest 2012 celebrates “Local and Sustainable Food” where visitors will learn about the “locavore” movement including farmer’s markets, local agriculture initiatives, and how restaurants and businesses are contributing to growing the local food economy. Visitors will also get the latest info on green home improvement, clean transportation, environmental science and health and fitness from more than 175 exhibitors.
The party for the planet continues with live music in the Zoo’s Savanna Theater, eco-themed family fun activities and more!
For those who want to start celebrating earlier, the Earth Day Coalition sponsors the 23rd annual Walk for the Earth at 9 a.m., a six-mile walk that starts at the Zoo and winds through the Brookside Reservation before ending back at the Zoo for the start of EarthFest.
Regular Zoo admission for the day includes all Zoo exhibits and EarthFest activities. Admission to the Zoo and EarthFest is free for registered participants in the Walk for the Earth event and to those who ride the free RTA shuttle from Public Square.
Northeast Ohio’s most-visited year-round attraction, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Through March 31, 2012, admission is discounted to $8 per person, $5 for kids ages 2 to 11 and is free for children younger than 2 and Zoo members. Parking is free. Located at 3900 Wildlife Way, the Zoo is easily accessible from Interstates 71, 90 and 480.
For more information, visit clemetzoo.com, earthdaycoalition.org or call (216) 661-6500.
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