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Utica Zoo’s annual Earth Day event presented by Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority is Saturday, April 29th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Utica Zoo. Gates open at 10 a.m. Drop off your old documents at the free CONFIDATA paper shredder in the zoo’s parking lot. The first 50 families will receive a free pine sapling for planting. At 2 p.m. there will be an educational presentation on plant families entitled “Seeing Flowers” by local author Teri Dunn Chace. Families and children can participate in animal meet & greets, activities, and games. Meet Smokey Bear and learn about protecting local forest habitats. Voss’ food and drink stand will be open from 11 a.m. to 4:30 pm serving hotdogs, hamburgers, and local favorites. Voss’ is cash only, ATM on site.

Earth Day is a regular admission event. Utica Zoo members receive free admission. Utica Zoo membership information can be found at uticazoo.org/membership.Admission Prices: 2 & under: Free, Ages 3 to 12: $4.75, Ages 13 to 61: $8.00, Seniors 62+ / Military / College

Students with ID: $6.75.

Earth friendly, locally made goods, and family-friendly services: Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority, Smokey Bear, CONFIDATA Paper Shredding, Author Teri Dunn Chace, Fidelis Care, Mel’s Creations, Weekend Creations, AMF Bowling, NY PENN Girl Scouts. If you are interested in being a vendor at Earth Day, please email kathleen.mcgill@uticazoo.org. Stay up-to- date on all things Utica Zoo, visit UticaZoo.org. Daily updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @UticaZoo.

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