The Houston Zoo celebrates “Party for the Planet”

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HOUSTON, TX – Earth Day is officially April 22nd, but they’re throwing the party early down at the Houston Zoo.

Houston Zoo spokesperson Brian Hill explains, “Every year on or about Earth Day over 100 accredited zoos and aquariums across the country celebrate “Party for the Planet.”

And what’s a party without games?! Like the “Endangered Species Maze” that teaches kids about the endangered species list and the “Race to Recycle” which teaches them how to recycle in the appropriate categories. But there’s a greater message behind the fun and games.

“At sea lions for instance, you’ll learn about why it’s so important to recycle, keep plastics and certain fishing lines out of the water, and what water quality means to the quality of life for a sea lion,” says Hill.

And at the Children’s Zoo, kids get to meet Ernie the porcupine up close and personal, and hear what people can do to preserve his habitat. That’s important for them and for us, cause let’s face it… we’ve got to take care of planet Earth, it’s our home, and so far, it’s the only one we’ve got.