The Henry Vilas Zoo will be celebrating Earth Day on Saturday with fun, free, family-friendly events geared toward educating everyone about the importance of biodiversity, according to a release.
Children will have the opportunity to learn about biodiversity with a free MG&E Earth Day Fun Book, organizers said. The book includes information on the saolas, a species similar to an antelope. The saolas was only recently discovered, and are critically endangered due to poaching.
Children will also be able to protect biodiversity in their own backyard by picking up a free tree seedling to plant at home, courtesy of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
?The Henry Vilas Zoo is a leader in environmental education and conservation,? Dane County Executive Joe Parisi said in the release. ?We hope visitors will join the zoo this Saturday and learn how they can help in their own way through free, family-friendly Earth Day events.?