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Celebrating 50 Years of Adventure
Earth Day at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. Earth Day at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens.

Earth Day

April 21

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Earth Day

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is honored to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans participated in public walks, meetings, and protests to raise awareness of environmental problems and to push for acknowledgement that we were putting the Earth and ourselves in jeopardy.  One outcome of this effort was passage of critical environmental laws in the United States including the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts. And, although we can’t celebrate together this year, we can celebrate virtually. 

Commemorating this milestone anniversary of Earth Day during The Living Desert's own historic 50th Anniversary is very special. The Living Desert continues to bring awareness to the issues that threaten all species, especially threatened and endangered species, and to inspire us all that making small, simple changes CAN and DO make a difference. After all, it doesn't take a lot, but it does take us all to save wildlife and wild places. Will you join us?  

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day Virtual Event with The Living Desert: 

  1. 50 Things to Do to Celebrate Earth Day – There are so many ways you can make a difference. Learn More>>

  1. Take the Earth Day Pledge – You're invited to make a pledge to one lifestyle change to benefit the planet.  The first 250 people to commit to one of our 6 Earth Day 2020 pledges will receive a free desert milkweed plant. Take the Pledge>>  

  1. Run for Wildlife with The Living Desert – Join our virtual run series and learn about the conservation projects The Living Desert supports. Register Today>>

  1. Support The Living Desert – A monetary gift to The Living Desert helps support not only excellent animal care, but enables us to continue our conservation and education projects locally and around the world. Donate Today>>

  2. Get Wildly Creative  - Download one of The Living Desert coloring sheets. Be sure to tag #TheLivingDesert when you share them!

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