ATLANTA (April 21, 2015) - Bring your green thumbs and join Georgia Aquarium on Wednesday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to celebrate Earth Day! Learn about ways you can help protect the Earth by participating in Earth-friendly inspired crafts and interactive activities. Decorate a flower pot and plant your own herb seeds, learn about sustainability methods by playing recycling games, participate in The Home Depot Kids Workshop, sign an Earth Day pledge and more. Earth Day activities are included with Total Ticket admission. These events are designed to help protect the beauty of aquatic wildlife, share the power of nature’s stories and inspire commitment for generations to come. We hope that you can join us at this Party for the Planet event!

This year marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. The first Earth Day in 1970 is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. Earth Day is coodinated each year around the world by Earth Day Network (EDN), which works with over 50,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. Earth Day is the largest civic observance in the world with more than 1 billion people participating in Earth Day activities each year. 

Georgia Aquariums participates in several research and conservation efforts throughout the year around the world. Every day, researchers are learning more about marine life and contributing to the advancement of human knowledge in the area of animal scienceby combining field research with the study of on-site animals in a controlled environment. Learn more about Georgia Aquarium's research and conservation efforts here

For more information on Georgia Aquarium's Earth Day events and to purchase tickets, please visit www.georgiaaquarium.org.

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ABOUT GEORGIA AQUARIUM

Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia, contains more than 10 million gallons of water and the largest collection of aquatic animals. The mission of Georgia Aquarium is to be an entertaining, educational and scientific institution featuring exhibits and programs of the highest standards; offering engaging and exciting guest experiences promoting 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.