Zoo Miami celebrates Earth Day with Party for the Planet

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During Party for the Planet, April 17 through May 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., guests at Miami Zoo can enjoy a mobile park scavenger hunt with prizes and a Community Resilience Pod to help communities and people prepare. Navigate and recover from climate shocks and stress factors.

All super kids and adults can be planetary heroes by participating in three educational missions to save our planet from environmental threats. Guests who complete one or two missions receive a participation fee. Visitors who complete all three will have the opportunity to spin an exclusive prize wheel of special Zoo Miami-themed treats and enter a raffle to win a one-of-a-kind animal painting at Zoo Miami!

Instructions for participating in the mobile hunt can be found at www.zoomiami.org under Party for the Planet and at Zoo Miami.

Miami Zoo is proud to host the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center’s (Arsht-Rock) Community Resilience Pod (Ressience Rock), a highly versatile, interactive, mobile space that provides resilience solutions to residents of Miami-Dade County for local threats like extreme heat will hit. Floods, sea level rise, food security and public health challenges. Through physical and digital displays, location-specific risk and guidance, resources, and other tools, the Community Resilience Pod will increase individual and community risk awareness and acumen for emergency and disaster preparedness in Miami-Dade County neighborhoods.

In June 2020, Arsht-Rock launched the first mobile prototype of the Community Resilience Pod in Miami-Dade County, designed in collaboration with world-renowned architects and local artists. Since then, the Community Resilience Pod has served as a trusted hub for distributing food, distributing and planting fruit trees, and preparing for hurricanes.

Arsht-Rock has partnered with Miami-Dade County Parks to deploy the pod in the thirteen districts of Miami, where staff and volunteers lead multilingual education, awareness, and emergency and financial preparedness to educate visitors about the life skills needed to To become more resilient in the face of climate impacts and extreme events.

The Miami Zoo Community Resilience Pod features solar power, a hydroponic system, a cooling station, a WiFi communication tower, and a contribution to the Miami Zoo’s environmental efforts.

The immersive experience and living art of the Community Resilience Pod is focused on building new knowledge and resilience to improve lives and livelihoods in the most vulnerable communities. Through interactive and educational storytelling, advocacy and public service campaigns, the mobile and scalable pods reflect and bind the community around them. Arsht-Rock is working with cities and towns around the world to deploy Community Resilience Pods in other major cities such as Chennai, Melbourne, Paris, Athens and Mexico City for the next 10 years.

You can also help protect our planet and learn how we can make it healthier and more sustainable by taking on the Miami Zoo challenge at www.zoomiami.org/party-for-the-planet-2021. Our challenge is a number of activities that you can do at home, such as: For example, documenting invasive species, building birdhouses, composting and sustainable shopping.

About the Miami Zoo
One of the largest zoos in the world and part of the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces in Miami-Dade County, Miami Zoo is home to more than 3,000 animals from around the world. Miami Zoo is open daily and is located at 12400 SW 152. Miami, FL 33177. General admission to the zoo is $ 22.95 / adult plus tax and $ 18.95 / child (3-12) plus Taxes. Children under two years of age, members of the zoo and parking spaces are free. The Miami Zoo is open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Last ticket sold at 4pm Buy your tickets online at shop.zoomiami.org. Party for the Planet is included with admission to the zoo. For information about Zoo Miami, visit www.zoomiami.org or call 305-251-0400.

About the Resilience Center of the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation of the Atlantic Council (Arsht-Rock)

The Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation’s Resilience Center will reach 1 billion people with resilience solutions to climate impacts, migration and human security challenges by 2030.

We focus our efforts on people, communities, governments and institutions to help them better prepare, navigate, and recover from the numerous shocks and stressors that people around the world face every day.

The Atlantic Council promotes constructive US leadership and engagement in the world based on the central role of the Atlantic community in working with its allies and partners to meet global challenges. Through the ideas we generate, the papers we write and the communities we build, the Council informs public debates, shapes policy choices and develops sustainable strategies to create a safer, freer and more successful world. For more information, please visit www.onebillionresilient.org or contact Rosemary Mann at [email protected]

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