We believe a single individual can make a world of difference and our goal at the aquarium is to create an environment that could educate and inspire these kinds of individuals.
Since opening the Shreveport Aquarium, we have eliminated single serve plastic bottles, plastic straws, plastic bags and excessive packaging materials from the facility so that we are not contributing to the issue. Join us by taking these same steps at home and be a part of the solution.
Join the movement and eliminate single use plastics from your life. Tag us on Instagram at #PlasticFreeShreveport
LOVESHREVEPORT Citywide Cleanup
Date: Saturday, April 10
Time: 8 a.m. - noon
Place: Your choice
The City of Shreveport is partnering with Shreveport Green on the LoveShreveport Citywide Spring Cleanup from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 10, 2021. Groups are asked to sign-up to clean a designated area of their choice including but not limited to families, school clubs, neighborhood associations/neighbors, sororities/fraternities, hotels, attractions, restaurants, meeting venues, and civic organizations. Here is the link to register: www.shreveportgreen.org/get-involved/cleanup.cfm#citywide.
The first 1,000 people to sign up for the cleanup will receive a free t-shirt! There will be a grand prize for the most trash collected. If you are competing for the grand prize, you'll need to bring your trash to the Fairgrounds to be weighed between the hours of 8:30 and 11 a.m. the day of the cleanup.
World Oceans Day
For World Ocean’s Day, Shreveport Aquarium teamed up with Robinson Film Center to bring a film that examines the consequences of a global disposable lifestyle, A Plastic Ocean. The plastic used daily around the world often ends up in our oceans, directly impacting marine life.
Jon Whitehead, founding partner of the aquarium shared with viewers all about the aquarium and how their mission incorporates education to improve the state of our oceans.
Red River Cleanup
Since 2010 volunteers from Shreveport/Bossier and neighboring cities have joined together the first Saturday of November. Participating in clearing over 100,000 pounds of trash from the Red River and its surrounding areas.
Our friends at the Red River Cleanup organized the cleanup this year with 429 Volunteers, 21,920 pounds of trash removed in just 6 hours.
Isn't it amazing what a community can do when we band together?