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By: The Elephant Sanctuary

Join The Sanctuary in Celebrating Earth Day, April 27

The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee will host a family-friendly Earth Day event on Saturday, April 27th! The event will take place at The Elephant Discovery Center in downtown Hohenwald, Tennessee during regular hours, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Create enrichment for the elephants using all sustainable materials, learn how to sort your recyclables, take a pledge to help elephants, and get the chance to chat with a member of The Sanctuary's Care Staff. Don't forget to bring an old, well-loved T-shirt to create your own reusable tote!

The Elephant Discovery Center is now open, so visitors are also invited to interact with the hands-on, self-guided exhibits that teach about the ecological role elephants play in the wild and tell the stories of The Sanctuary’s resident elephants.

Special Programming:

1:00 p.m.

Caregiver Chat - A member of The Sanctuary's Elephant Care Staff will share an introduction to The Sanctuary and highlight sustainable aspects of our three barns and habitats.

1:30 p.m.

Enrichment Creation - Learn what it takes to create elephant enrichment at The Sanctuary by creating it yourself with sustainable materials.

Games and Activities:

Recycling Sorting Game - Find out what can be recycled in Lewis County and where, and discover how to identify your different recyclables. Afterward, play a game to test your newfound knowledge on recycling and sustainability.

T-Shirt Tote Bag Tutorial - Bring an old shirt to create your own reusable bag for grocery shopping and more!

Sustainability Tour - Take a guided tour around The Elephant Discovery Center that will highlight the sustainable features of its architecture and landscaping.

**No elephants will be present at this event**

The Elephant Discovery Center
27 E. Main Street
Hohenwald, TN 38462

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