More than 130 AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums across North America are throwing a Party for the Planet, making it the largest combined Earth Day, Endangered Species Day, and World Oceans Day celebration! AZA has sponsored our event this year with the amount of $5,000!

We have made it our mission to connect our visitors to meaningful conservation action steps and to engage our communities in backyard conservation through demonstrations and events. Small changes can make a big difference!

Certified by the Florida Wildflower Foundation and National Wildlife Federation, we invite you to join us in planting a variety of native species to enhance the growth of the Camp Croc Wildflower Garden. During this event, you will engage with staff and community partners in crafts, educational booths, special animal ambassador presentations, as well as assisting in the planting hundreds of native plants to our landscape! We look forward to giving you the opportunity to create animal habitats and take-home materials for you to create an oasis for wildlife in your own backyard.


Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Date: April 20, 2024
Location: Camp Croc Wildflower Garden at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm

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Kaiser’s Deli & Market – ONSITE 11am – 4pm. Join our local deli for delicious sandwiches, perfect for a picnic!

Southern Horticulture – Learn about the selection of native plants offered through our local nursery.

St. Johns County Parks & Recreation – Join our local Naturalist as they offer helpful hints and tips to make your backyard an oasis for wildlife!

Florida Wildflower Foundation – Learn about all the different ways you can integrate native wildflowers into your backyard!

Native Rookery and Habitat Preservation Workshop

Description: Why do the native wading birds nest here at the zoo? What happens to their populations as native habitats are destroyed? How is the farm helping and how can you contribute to the survival of these vital populations? Learn about these topics and more at this event for a fun family-friendly morning filled with activities and memories to last a lifetime. This opportunity is available to Alligator Farm membership holders only. BYOB (Bring Your Own Binoculars). Can’t wait to see you there!


Time: 9:00 am – 9:45-10:00 am
Date: April 27, 2024
Location: Outpost – we will meet outside the red door for separate entry and all walk to the venue space
Date: May 25, 2024
Location: AICC
Capacity: 20 participants