by Lorie Lewis Ham
In honor of Earth Day the Chaffee Zoo is having a Party for the Planet. We chatted with their marketing manager Brandy Gamoning about the event!
KRL: What is Party for the Planet?
Brandy: Party for the Planet is an educational event celebrating Earth Day. Vendors will have a variety of demonstrations and activities to educate guests on a variety of conservation issues and topics. This educational event will feature organizations around the Valley that are making a difference for our world. Learn about recycling, endangered species and more while celebrating the very planet we call home.
KRL: Is this the first time that the zoo has had this event?
Brandy: This is the 5th year that the Fresno Chaffee Zoo has hosted a Party for the Planet event.
KRL: What inspired the idea of Party For the Planet?
KRL: What type of things will be happening at the event?
Brandy: Guest will be able to visit the different booths and participate in fun, educational activities that will help teach them steps they can take to help save the planet.
KRL: Who are some of the groups that will be taking part? And how did you decide who to include?
Brandy: Some groups participating are Friends of the Island Fox, Tree Fresno, Citizens Climate Lobby, City of Fresno Water Conservation, Aquarius Aquarium Institute. We invite local conservation organizations that want to help educate the public about what they can do to help preserve our earth.
KRL: Will the vendors be positioned all over the zoo or just in one specific location? Vendors will be positioned throughout the front of the Zoo?
Brandy: Why does the zoo feel that Earth Day is important and events like this one are needed? We love this event because the focus is on taking action. A big part of our mission at the Zoo is to educate people and with this event, we hope that the education turns into action with conservation efforts.
KRL: Is this event for all ages?
Brandy: Yes, this family friendly event is free for all ages with Zoo admission.
KRL: Will those who attend also be able to look at the animals?
Brandy: Yes, we operate with the same keeper chat and regularly scheduled exhibits during this event.
KRL: What is the date, time and cost of this event?
Brandy: Event is free with admission. Admission costs are Adults: $12.95 Child: $7.95 Members: FREE. The event is Friday, 4/19/2019 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. You can learn more about this even and others on the Zoo website.