What an incredible time we had at Party for the Planet Presented by CenterPoint Energy on Saturday, April 22nd!
At the Houston Texans Enrichment Zone, students from KIPP Academy Middle School put on a “Trashion” show with fashion they made from recycled products. The students turned trash into art and had an amazing wildlife-saving message behind each beautiful creation. Below is a picture of Susannah modeling her dashiki made from plastic bags, straws and cardboard.
We also had a grand performance of songs from The Lion King, sung by 2nd through 5th grade students from Lyons Elementary. Lyons made all of their costumes and backdrop from recycled materials. Their backdrop, a beautiful African sunset, was made from over 400 milk cartons that the students collected!
The Houston Zoo started working with Lyons Elementary through our Mascot Program. The students raise money through their “Love Your Lions” initiative and all the funds go directly to Niassa Lion Project. DeAndra Ramsey, School Program Coordinator in the Houston Zoo’s Conservation Education Department, was able to attend the opening night of The Lion King at Lyons Elementary that was held at their school on April 20, 2017. She opened the show by speaking on how the Houston Zoo works to save wildlife, the importance of practicing sustainable behaviors like recycling, and highlighting how the students at Lyons Elementary were becoming wildlife warriors! She was blown away by the wonderful efforts of the entire school!
Both schools did an amazing job inspiring our guests to help save wildlife during Party for the Planet Presented by CenterPoint Energy by simply getting creative and reusing everyday items instead of throwing away.