FOCUS THIS EARTH DAY WILL BE ON ENCOURAGING VISITORS TO TAKE ON MORE ACTIVE ROLES TO CONSERVE THE ENVIRONMENT, IN LINE WITH THIS YEAR’S THEME

Singapore, 5 April 2012 – You’ve heard it all before – use less water, recycle plastic bags, turn off the lights when you leave the room… but how about a way to get even more actively involved as a soldier for the Earth’s cause?

This year, Singapore Zoo invites you to “Mobilise the Earth” with us. Also the theme of Earth Day this year, the focus will be on getting people to stand up, take notice and make a difference in environmental conservation in a way that’s fun for the entire family!

Learn how to transform recycled materials into innovative ornamental pieces or make a specially designed badge to mark your Earth Day pledge. Meet Moby, our recycled orang utan and join the Facebook contest to guess how many bottles he’s made of. And even get into a green groove with the Zhenghua Secondary School Drums Ensemble!

Details:
Date: 21 and 22 April (Sat and Sun) Venue: Singapore Zoo (various locations), 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
Time: Activity times are detailed below
Fee: Activities are free
Note: Normal admission rates of $20.00 for adults and $13.00 for children between 3-12 years apply

Activities:
Get Creative. Go Green
Our Earth day partners, Christian Outreach to the Handicapped, will demonstrate how to transform recycled materials into innovative ornamental pieces. Guests are welcome to try their hand at creating beautiful lamps from plastic bottles, or simply marvel at the intricate art pieces that can bloom from simple materials.

These art pieces also serve a dual function – they can be used as lamps for a functional and environmentally-friendly way of beautifying your home. Also known as upcycling, this workshop showcases a practical way of turning worthless old items into new products of a higher value.

Venue: Opposite retail store at the entrance
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Pledge-a-badge
Wear your heart on your sleeve… or your chest, when you make a badge to mark your Earth Day pledge. Take home one of our specially designed Earth Day badges and wear it proudly to remind yourself of your promise to Mother Earth, hopefully one you’ll keep for always!

Venue: Opposite retail store at the entrance
Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm

Friends of the Green Forest
A very special friend is coming to the Zoo this Earth Day – meet Moby the orang utan made entirely from recycled bottles! Don’t miss a chance to take a photo with this unique sculpture done by students from Nanyang Technological University’s School of Art, Design and Media. You also stand to win attractive prizes when you enter our Facebook contest to guess the number of recycled bottles that Moby is made of.

Venue: Rainforest Courtyard (near bird photography)
Time: 8.30am – 6.00pm

Green Grooves
Did you know that you can make music from recycled materials? Join our student musicians from Zhenghua Secondary School Drums Ensemble for a fun-filled performance and check out some of their funky moves.

Venue: Shaw Foundation Amphitheatre
Time: 12.20pm and 2.20pm

A beautiful chandelier made from recycled material