- EPA Awards $700,000 to UMass Amherst for Environmental Health Research for Tribal Communities
- EPA Administrator McCarthy to attend Commission on Environmental Cooperation
- 151 New England Buildings compete in EPA’s 5th Annual Energy Star Battle of the Buildings
- Oak Ridge Becomes Southeast’s First Green Power Community
- More than 5,500 buildings to compete in EPA’s Fifth-Annual Energy Star Battle of the Buildings/Commercial buildings around the US are in a race to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Earth Day 2013
Our Earth Day event was a great success this year! Please plan on joining our celebration in 2014 on Saturday, April 19, to learn more on how our actions matter when it comes to our planet!
- Aquatic Conservation Facility
- Coral Reef
- Heritage Farm Animals
Earth Day features dozens of stations and activities including:
Aquatic Conservation Facility Tour
The conservation story of the Silvery Minnow is a very compelling one; biologists of the ABQ BioPark Aquatic Conservation Facility rear silvery minnow for reintroduction to the Rio Grande and conduct on-going research to understand the reproductive behavior and habitat requirements of this endangered fish.
Take a tour of the ACF during the Earth Day event and find out more about the research and conservation efforts in place to protect and restore populations of the Rio Grande Silvery Minnow and several other native Rio Grande invertebrate and fish species.
For more information, please call BioPark Education 505-848-7180.
Children's Seed Festival
At the Botanic Garden, activities on April 23rd will include our annual Children's Seed Festival, which is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Albuquerque. Celebrate the connections between seeds, plants and humans with some "seed-happy" people during this annual event at the Children’s Fantasy Garden.
Earth Day activities (including lectures, workshops and demonstrations) are free with admission. For more information, please call 505-848-7180.
Take Action for the Earth!
The New Mexico BioPark Society will collect and recycle your old cell phone and phone accessories. Simply bring them to the Zoo or Aquarium/Garden administration office on Earth Day!
For other ideas, visit the City of Albuquerque's Sustainability web page to find important information on how YOU can help preserve our most precious resources.
Thank You Sponsors!