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County Executive's Office

Henry Vilas Zoo Hosts Party for the Planet!

April 13, 2011
Jim Hubing, Zoo Director (608) 266-4708; Joshua Wescott, Office of the County Executive (608) 267-8823 or (608) 669-5606
County Executive


Celebrate Earth Day with a Party for the Planet at Henry Vilas Zoo Sunday April 17th 10 AM to 4PM!


  • Free Pine Trees compliments of  Wisconsin  Department of Natural Resources and Polar


  • Bears International.  Plant a tree. Help capture carbon from our air, improve our environment, reduce the effects of global warming,  take home and plant a pine tree.


  • Learn about Solar Energy, tour MG&E’s Solar Energy Exhibit.


  • Enjoy free diet Pepsi provided by Pepsi of Madison, Rockford, Iron Mountain   & Huron.


  • Learn about energy conservation initiatives your zoo uses.


  • Join Animal Ambassadors and Conservation Education Volunteers for close encounters with Education Animals.


County Executive Kathleen Falk remarked, “with our continued commitment to conservation and energy efficiency, our great Zoo is the perfect place to celebrate Earth Day!"  Zoo Director Jim Hubing  said, “Henry Vilas Zoo is privileged  to join other Association of Zoos & Aquarium accredited zoos celebrate Earth Day and help visitors enjoy improve and protect  our planet.”