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ZOO MIAMI CELEBRATES EARTH DAY WITH PARTY FOR THE PLANET FROM APRIL 17, 2021 - MAY 2, 2021

Guests can enjoy a mobile in-park scavenger hunt with prizes as well as a Community Resilience Pod that empowers communities & people to prepare for, navigate and recover from climate shocks and stressors.

During Party for the Planet, from April 17, 2021 – May 2, 2021 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Zoo Miami guests can enjoy a mobile in park scavenger hunt with prizes. All super kiddos and adults can be a planet hero by participating in three educational missions to save our planet from environmental threats. Guests who complete one to two missions will receive a participation prize. Visitors who complete all three get a chance to spin an exclusive prize wheel with special Zoo Miami-themed goodies and be entered into a raffle to win a one-of-a-kind Zoo Miami animal painting! 

Instructions to join the mobile hunt are at www.zoomiami.org under Party for the Planet as well as at Zoo Miami.

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

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 food distribution, fruit tree distribution and planting and hurricane preparation.

Arsht-Rock has partnered with Miami-Dade County Parks to deploy the Pod across Miami’s thirteen districts, where staff and volunteers lead multilingual educational efforts, awareness building and emergency and financial preparedness to educate visitors about the necessary life skills to become more resilient in the face of climate impacts and extreme events.

The Community Resilience Pod at Zoo Miami will debut with solar power, a hydroponics system, a cooling station, a WiFi communication tower as well as a feature on Zoo Miami’s conservation efforts. 

The Community Resilience Pod’s immersive experience and vibrant art focuses on building new knowledge and resilience to improve lives and livelihoods within the most vulnerable communities. Through interactive and educational storytelling, advocacy and public service campaigns, the mobile and scalable Pods reflect and engage the community around them. Arsht-Rock is partnering with cities and communities around the world to deploy Community Resilience Pods across other major cities, including Chennai, Melbourne, Paris, Athens, and Mexico City over the next 10 years.

You can also help protect our planet and learn how we can help to make it healthier and more sustainable by taking Zoo Miami’s challenge at www.zoomiami.org/party-for-the-planet-2021.  Our challenge is a series of activities that you can do at home like documenting invasive species, building bird feeders, composting and shopping sustainably.  

Posted by Andrea Obregon at 10:46 AM

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