ATLANTA (April 19, 2016) – Visit Georgia Aquarium on Saturday, April 23, 2016 to celebrate Earth Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event will feature Earth-friendly crafts and interactive activities for guests of all ages.

Guests will have the opportunity to sign an Earth Day Pledge Bookmark with a seeded “Earth” that can be planted at home, and decorate a flower pot to plant with flower or herb seeds. Interactive activities include The Home Depot Kids Workshop and the OMG (One More Generation) Nonprofit Letter Writing Campaign.

This year marks Earth Day’s 46th anniversary. The internationally recognized holiday is celebrated on April 22 every year. This Earth Day is a significant year as the Paris Agreement, an agreement under the United Nations to help reduce greenhouse gases and global warming, is scheduled to be signed by more than 120 countries.

Earth Day at Georgia Aquarium, along with Endangered Species Day in May and World Oceans Day in June, are part of Georgia Aquarium’s “Party for the Planet.” These events are meant to help show the beauty of aquatic life and inspire future generations to help protect the oceans and everything living within them.

Georgia Aquarium strives to go green and help conserve water on a daily basis. Georgia Aquarium has reduced water usage by approximately 24 percent through a combination of condensation recaptured from cooling units, waterless urinals, and operational improvements to our life support systems.

All crafts and interactive activities are free to guests with general admission. For more information, please visit www.georgiaaquarium.org/earth-day.

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ABOUT GEORGIA AQUARIUM

Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that contains more than 10 million gallons of water and has the largest collection of aquatic animals. Georgia Aquarium’s mission is to be a scientific institution that entertains and educates, features exhibits and programs of the highest standards, and offers engaging and exciting guest experiences that promote the conservation of aquatic biodiversity throughout the world. Georgia Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums. For additional information, visit www.georgiaaquarium.org