New Orleans,
11
March
2019
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07:36 PM
America/Chicago

Party for the Planet presented by Entergy at Audubon Louisiana Nature Center

Party for the Planet presented by Entergy is a series of events and activities celebrating the wonders of nature held across New Orleans, March 23 to June 23.

Party for the Planet presented by Entergy: Spring into Action kicks off the series of events at Audubon Louisiana Nature Center on March 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors are invited to participate in imaginative new ways to experience nature through hands-on discovery and interactive experiences that promote environmental awareness.

“We are so excited to kick off this series at Audubon Louisiana Nature Center,” said Isaac Wyatt, the Nature Center’s director of operations. “This event is a great way to raise awareness in the community about the important role the environment plays in everyday life.”

Guests can interact with local environmental exhibitors and take part in fun opportunities to experience nature such as planting trees and a complimentary night sky demonstration in the Planetarium.

Visitors will also learn about family volunteer opportunities taking place throughout the year at Audubon Louisiana Nature Center. Admission to this event is free to the public, and Audubon will be collecting Mardi Gras beads and plastic cups for recycling.

“We are pleased to partner with Audubon Nature Institute again this year on the communitywide celebration of environmental stewardship,” said Toni Green-Brown, public affairs manager at Entergy New Orleans, LLC. “Party for the Planet is an exciting and entertaining way to support Entergy’s ongoing commitment to educating our customers, communities, employees, and owners on matters important to the environment.”

The series of Party for the Planet events and volunteer days presented by Entergy include:

  • Party for the Planet: Spring into Action - March 23 at Audubon Louisiana Nature Center
  • Party for the Planet: Earth Day Family Service Day - April 27 at Audubon Louisiana Nature Center
  • Party for the Planet: Endangered Species Day - May 18 at Audubon Zoo
  • Party for the Planet: World Oceans Day - June 8 at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
  • Party for the Planet: Pollination Celebration - June 22 at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
  • Party for the Planet: Coastal Cleanup - Date and location TBD

Party for the Planet participants can earn fun badges to celebrate their commitment to Planet Earth at each of the six events.

Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)-accredited zoos and aquariums across North America are throwing a Party for the Planet, making it the largest combined Earth Day, Endangered Species Day, and World Oceans Day celebration. Party for the Planet offers families unique opportunities to visit their local AZA-accredited zoo and aquarium, celebrate the Earth’s biodiversity, and learn how they can make a difference.

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Audubon Nature Institute

Audubon Nature Institute operates a family of museums, parks and research facilities dedicated to celebrating the wonders of nature. Through innovative live animal exhibits, education programs, and scientific discovery, Audubon makes a meaningful contribution to preserving wildlife for the future. Audubon Nature Institute flagships include Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy Giant Screen Theater, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and Audubon Wilderness Park. Ron Forman is President and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute.