The Louisville Zoo, in partnership with LG&E and KU Foundation, invites you and your students to join Kids in Action, a new initiative created just for kids and part of the Zoo’s Earth Month Celebration. Throughout April, the Zoo will host a series of weekend activities and discounted admission opportunities to celebrate the wonder of our planet and promote the need to protect it.

After a successful ten-year run, Trashformation has been reimagined as Kids in Action which encourages children to design conservation projects for the benefit of their own community. The program also offers students a platform to share these projects with conservation minded individuals across the region.

Students are encouraged to design a conservation activity to make a positive impact in their own communities. Projects could include creating a pollinator garden in their backyard, cleaning up a neighborhood park or collecting rainwater for a home garden. These projects will provide a platform for students to share important messages of conservation with their peers.

Projects need to be registered on the Kids in Action webpage by April 16. Students will be asked to provide a project plan and timeline, share what inspired them and include a picture or graphic image of their project. Four participants will be drawn at random to win Louisville Zoo prize packs. Because ultimately with the collective work of students, everyone wins – humans, nature and animals!

This initiative will be promoted via social media and the winners will be invited to attend a press conference on April 21 at the Louisville Zoo. A video compilation will also be produced showcasing the completed projects that were submitted with a goal of inspiring others to take concrete action to help the environment.