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
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
“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)
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.