This year, the Phoenix Zoo is celebrating Earth Day: Party for the Planet presented by SRP by participating in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Spring Into Action campaign.

If you missed the premiere, don’t worry! Watch the entire video below!

Clean, Create, Connect

Together, with thousands of people across the U.S. we can all take action to Clean, Create and Connect to Healthy Habitats in our communities.

People and animals need healthy habitats to thrive. A habitat can be in a backyard, on a patio or balcony, at a school or park, or anywhere in a local community. Our goal is to do what we can to support healthy habitats everywhere. We can do this together!

Watch Earth Day Virtual to learn how the Zoo supports healthy habitats and how you can join us.

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How You Can Help

Ready to join us in cleaning up the habitats around us? There are so many things you can do to help at home!

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CLEAN up plastic pollution in your community and track it using the Earth Challenge app! When you use the app you’ll see your impact combined with everyone else that’s cleaning up plastics for Earth Day!

Be sure to enter the organization code AZA2021 to add your clean up data to the Spring Into Action campaign.

Looking for Earth-friendly cleaning products? Check out this article and this list of the best organic cleaning products from NY Magazine!



CREATE wildlife friendly spaces using some of the ideas below!

Looking for activities to do at home? We got you covered!

You can also start taking steps to CERTIFY your space for wildlife with the National Wildlife Federation using this checklist and these resources.

Ready for certification? Use this special link below to combine your efforts with others in the Spring Into Action campaign!


CONNECT with nature by joining the Greater Phoenix City Nature Challenge

The City Nature Challenge is a friendly worldwide competition among cities to see whose residents can spot and identify the most wildlife.

In Phoenix we’re also in competition with Tucson area! 


Looking to make an even BIGGER impact? Check out these helpful websites!


EARTHDAY.ORG’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, EARTHDAY.ORG is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 75,000 partners in over 190 countries to drive positive action for our planet. 


National Wildlife Federation

The National Wildlife Federation, America’s largest and most trusted conservation organization, works across the country to unite Americans from all walks of life in giving wildlife a voice. Theye’ve been on the front lines for wildlife since 1936, fighting for the conservation values that are woven into the fabric of our nation’s collective heritage.


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One of the world’s most popular nature apps, iNaturalist helps you identify the plants and animals around you. Get connected with a community of over a million scientists and naturalists who can help you learn more about nature! What’s more, by recording and sharing your observations, you’ll create research quality data for scientists working to better understand and protect nature.


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