Rosamond Gifford Zoo

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Novelis Party for the Planet

Earth Day Clean Up


Friday, April 19 

The first of a two-day celebration of Planet Earth - Clean Up, Create, and Connect!

We invite the community to help spruce up the zoo grounds. Sign up for “Clean Up” to help with weeding, raking, mulching and trash pickup around the zoo starting at 9 a.m.

You can also “Create” better habitats for wildlife by doing a cleanup in your own neighborhood, planting wildflowers or a tree – then watch as these habitats flourish with life!

“Connect” and share your photos of what you did to improve your local habitat via social media with the hashtags #syracusezoo and #CelebratePlanetEarth for a chance to win a special prize!

Volunteer Opportunities

Want to join in the fun and help support our mission? Volunteer! Join our Earth Day Clean Up as a group or individual, help setup for Party for the Planet and more.

For more information, please contact Event and Volunteer Coordinator Chris Omolino at [email protected] or (315) 435-8511 x8528.

Novelis Party for the Planet


Saturday, April 20, 2024
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The zoo’s annual Earth Day celebration brings dozens of conservation groups and thousands of visitors to the zoo to spotlight nature conservation and saving species. The event features animal demonstrations and keeper chats focused on endangered species, conservation-themed games and activities, puppet shows, green infrastructure and garden tours, and more. Our Conservation Stations and Eco-partners offer fun activities, giveaways and tips on how we can all help protect our planet.

Calling Local Artisans and Businesses!

Friends of the Zoo is offering a great opportunity for local artisans and businesses to participate in Party for the Planet.

To apply - download and fill out the pdf form below. Please return completed application form to Olivia Fottrell, Development Associate at [email protected]


For more information, please contact Development Associate Olivia Fottrell at [email protected] or (315) 435-8511 x8518

2024 Exhibitors

In Partnership with


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2024 Sponsorship Opportunities

For more information, to sponsor or participate, please contact Heidi Strong, Director of Development at [email protected] or (315) 435-8511 x8526

Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors!

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