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2012 Sky Art Project

Sky Art 2011 Poster

Plant Conservation Day and the second annual Sky Art event will be Saturday, May 19, at 10 a.m.

Help us create a unique piece of art – but leave the paints and crayons at home! Sky Art uses people on the ground wearing designated colors to form a "living image," which is photographed from above by a photographer on a lift.

The result will be a unique poster. You can see on the right the poster from 2011, featuring Schnitz, the Zoo's male orangutan, seen through rainforest trees.

Adults and children of all ages are encouraged to participate. With each adult entry of $15, or $10 per child, the participant receives a Sky Art t-shirt and admission to the Virginia Zoo.

Proceeds from the event will support plant conservation locally through the Elizabeth River Project (http://elizabethriver.org/), which works to restore the Elizabeth River environment, and internationally through Bamboo of the Americas (http://www.bamboooftheamericas.org/), which works to ensure the sustained viability of native bamboo species throughout the Americas.

The resulting Sky Art image will be entered in a national competition organized by the Association for Zoological Horticulture to promote plant conservation.

Support plant conversation, see the Zoo and help us make our 2012 Sky Art picture!

Registration is required. Click here for for the registration form.

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