Earth Fest, sponsored by Earth Day Southern Tier, is one of the longest running celebrations of Earth Day in the nation and a respected Southern Tier institution. The Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park is a proud partner of the festival held the weekend of Earth Day at SUNY Broome. Over 50 earth-friendly vendors participate each year. We proudly support Earth Day Southern Tier’s mission of increasing public education and awareness of environmental concerns and the programs, products, and technology available to green the Southern Tier and the planet. Together we can realize a better today and a sustainable, more healthy tomorrow. Visit www.myedst.org to learn more about Earth Day Southern Tier and Earth Fest.
Plan your visit to the Binghamton Zoo on a conservation weekend, and help support our Global Conservation Fund! $1.00 from every zoo admission on conservation weekends is added to the total for this year. These weekends include themes and specific conservation days such as International Red Panda Day, International Vulture Awareness Day, International Snow Leopard Day, and more. Conservation weekends also include additional education at the zoo with kids crafts and/or activities focused on that particular weekends’ topic. Learn more about specific events by visiting our upcoming events schedule. Click here for the complete list.
Endangered Species Day
Endangered Species Day is an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species and everyday actions they can take to help protect them. Started in 2006 by the United States Congress, Endangered Species Day is a celebration of the nation’s wildlife and wild places. Every year around the third Friday in May, the Binghamton Zoo holds an event with special children’s activities and more to celebrate Endangered Species Day. To learn more on the Endangered Species Coalition and Endangered Species Day, please visit their website at www.endangered.org.
World Oceans Day
World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. Held annually around June 8th, this event provides a unique opportunity to honor, help protect, and conserve the world’s oceans. Why are oceans important? They generate most of the oxygen we breathe, help feed us, regulate our climate, clean the water we drink, offer a pharmacopoeia of medicines, and provide limitless inspiration! Click here to visit the official World Oceans Day website.
Salamander Saturday, held on the first Saturday in May, is a celebration of all things salamander! The Foundation for the Conservation of Salamanders aims to promote appreciation for salamanders in the various habitats in which they are found, and this event is the centerpiece of their push to educate the public about them. Learn more about FCSal on their website.