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Animals from Cleveland, Akron Zoos at Scarlet, Gray, Green Fair

March 22, 2011

WOOSTER, Ohio – Both the Akron Zoo and the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo will bring animals to Ohio State University’s Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair.

Teaching people about conserving wildlife, especially endangered species, will be the zoos’ focus.

The fair goes from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on April 19 at the university’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), 1680 Madison Ave., in Wooster. Admission is free.

The Akron Zoo will be there from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo from 1-4 p.m., and both will have animals, displays and educational materials.

Now in its fourth year, the Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair is a joint community/university effort to teach about sustainability.

Featured will be eco-oriented exhibits, student competitions, a recycling station, food vendors and more, including an 11 a.m. keynote talk, “Sustaining a Stronger Ohio,” by Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee. Last year’s event drew 67 exhibitors and 2,000 people.

For more information, call 330-263-3700 or go to

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Laura Chapin