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Celebrate Black History Month At The Audubon Institute In New Orleans

Black History Month Scavenger Hunts with the Audubon Institute

February is Black History Month. And thanks to the Audubon Institute , you can educate your kids about some of the important contributions African Americans have made to the fields

Clue hint: Charles Henry Turner was the first African American to earn a doctoral degree in ?. (Photo courtesy of Google Images)

of science, zoology and environmentalism and have fun doing it.  From now through the entire month of February, children ages 5-17 can participate in a Black History Month Scavengar Hunt when they visit the Aquarium of the Americas , Audubon Zoo, Butterfly Garden or the Audubon Insectarium. Submit your scavenger hunt sheets upon completion and your family will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a free family Audubon Membership.  Click here to download your scavenger hunt sheet now.

WHEN: Weekends during the month of February. Please  click here more info.

WHERE: The Audubon Institutes Aquarium of Americas, Audubon Zoo, Butterfly Garden and Audubon Insectarium. Click here  for each location.

TICKETS: Varies based on venue. Click here for more info. All events free for Audubon Members

Photo Courtesy of the Audubon Institute

“Get Yah Praise On” Gospel Fest at the Audubon Zoo

End Black History Month with a celebration of gospel with the Audubon Institute’s Fourth Annual  “Get Yah Praise On” held at the Audubon Zoo on February 25, 2012. Gosepl music is deeply rooted in the history of the African American culture.  Since slavery, people of African descent have embraced Christianity and professed this faith through music that enthusiastically  praised God for his blessings. Enjoy concerts by local artists Tara Alexander, Collage III and international gospel star Bishop Paul S. Morton, Jr. You are sure to have a hand clappin’, spirit filled, all around great time!

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 from 12pm-2pm (zoo open from 10am-5pm)

WHERE:

Audubon Zoo
6500 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70118

TICKETS: Included in admission price: $16 for adults, $11 for children & free for Audubon Members

Both events are presented by The Bordell  Company and Coaxum Enterprises, Inc. with sponsorship by Tabasco Brand Products.

In preparation to attend these events, I invite you and your children to visit local libraries, search the internet, etc. Black History is not just the history of African Americans in this country. It is our nation’s history. We owe it to each other to learn it, embrace it and share it with others.

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