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Art to Save the Sea on Display at this St. Paul, Minnesota Zoo!

Art to Save the Sea on Display at this St. Paul, Minnesota Zoo!

What Kind of Zoo Has Plastic Animals?

If you’ll be in the area of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, within the next few months, be sure and swing by the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory! Now through October 21, Norwex Movement partner Washed Ashore is sponsoring a traveling exhibit there as part of its Art to Save the Sea project. You and your children can see Hugo, the nine-foot whale tail, and Priscilla, the sixteen-foot-long Parrot Fish, both made of colorful plastic toys, buoys, bottle caps, flip flops and other plastic garbage that Washed Ashore volunteers created from debris harvested during recent beach cleanups. What a fun way to weave valuable life lessons into your next family outing!

Como Zoo and Washed Ashore

Washed Ashore encourages conservation by inspiring guests to be part of the solution to reduce, reuse, repurpose and recycle” said Michelle Furrer, Como Park Zoo & Conservatory Director. “With this exhibit we hope to educate and motivate our guests to learn more about the tragic issue of pollution in our waterways.

Coming to Conference?

If you’re a Norwex Consultant who’s registered for our 2018 US National Conference in July, be sure to visit the Norwex Movement booth and see our lovely Nora the Leaping Salmon, created exclusively for Norwex by Washed Ashore!

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Have you ever seen a Parrot Fish made from beach debris?

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3 years ago

So cool! Como Zoo is actually in St. Paul, not Minneapolis though…

3 years ago
Reply to  Sarah

Ah, thanks Sarah! We stand corrected. : )

Lia Thompson
Lia Thompson(@liashine)
3 years ago

Wish I was closer as would love to show my son in person. Gorgeous outcome for all that plastic 🙂

Katy McGrath
Katy McGrath(@cleanwithkaty)
3 years ago

I live in Minnesota and I can’t wsit to go see this!!

Lia Thompson
Lia Thompson(@liashine)
3 years ago

I hope many other places follow this amazing way to turn rubbish into something wonderful.

Heather Wiese
Heather Wiese(@heather)
3 years ago

Sooooo, is this art recycled once it is dismantled???