Showing posts with label craft. Show all posts
Showing posts with label craft. Show all posts

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Upcycled Wild Craft Contest

Posted by: Rebecca Whitham, Communications

As we countdown to Party for the Planet coming up April 5-13, it’s time to kick-off the earth-friendly event with a contest!

Turn trash into treasure and enter the Upcycled Wild Craft Contest. Photo by Ryan Hawk, craft by Sara Schaad/Woodland Park Zoo.

Transform trash into treasure for the zoo’s Upcycled Wild Craft Contest. Use non-recyclable items including bottle caps, old furniture or food packaging to make artful creations that reduce waste and look wild!

Contest entries will be judged in the following age categories:
  • Ages 5-8 
  • Ages 9-13 
  • Ages 14-18 
  • Ages 19 + up 

Entries will be accepted March 29 – April 11. Drop yours off at the zoo’s West Entrance with a completed entry form. All entries will be displayed in the zoo’s West Plaza and on Woodland Park Zoo’s Pinterest board.

Upcycling is a great way to keep items out of the landfill. Photo by Kirsten Pisto/Woodland Park Zoo. 

One winner will be selected in each age group and receive a Real Close Tour for two people and an upcycled item from the zoo’s Conservation Commerce. One of the four winners will be chosen as the overall winner and win an upgraded Conservation Commerce item.

Upcycling is just one way to keep trash out of the landfill and be a better steward for the planet. At Party for the Planet, every day is Earth Day as we explore more ways to take care of wildlife and wild places together. From April 5-13, join us for guided eco tours around the zoo and daily talks and programs spotlighting ways to protect the planet. On April 11, we'll host an e-cycling event to help keep toxic materials out of the enviornment. Get the full schedule and come party with us!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Pumpkin Bash returns Oct. 26 & 27

Posted by: Rebecca Whitham, Communications

Halloween comes to Woodland Park Zoo with Pumpkin Bash presented by Delta Dental of Washington just around the cornercoming up Oct. 26 & 27.

Please, oh, please let there be fishes in this pumpkin. Photo: Kirsten Pisto/Woodland Park Zoo.

Pumpkins for the animals, trick-or-treating, and more are in store for little goblins and ghosts at Woodland Park Zoo’s family-friendly Pumpkin Bash. See how pumpkins bring out the animals’ wild instincts as hippos chomp, elephants smash, meerkats dig, and bears crunch their way through the festive treats. Activities free with zoo admission or membership.

Photo: Dennis Dow/Woodland Park Zoo

Exclusive Discount: During Pumpkin Bash, one child 12 years and under in costume is admitted FREE with a paid adult (cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion).

Need a jumpstart on a Halloween costume?
Download one of our free masks and get crafting on a DIY animal costume. You'll also find Facebook cover photos free to download that you can use to get you and your friends in the Halloween mood!