I was provided on a business expense paid trip to Orlando to help promote Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom, Disney World, and the Walt Disney Conservation Fund.
When I was at Epcot to celebrate the release of Monkey Kingdom I learned about the National Wildlife Federation, the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival, and the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund! Read about my adventures and make a date to go and see Monkey Kingdom in theaters TODAY to celebrate Earth Day!
National Wildlife Federation: Free Seed Packet with Native Milkweed OR A Flowering Nectar Plant
Right now you can score a Free Seed Packet with Native Milkweed OR A Flowering Nectar Plant with a simple pledge! Monarchs drink Nectar from flowers and their caterpillars eat only milkweed. This is a great way to recruit some beautiful butterflies in your yard in honor of Earth Day!
You will also get a FREE list of milkweed and nectar plants that are native to your region, a ranger rick nature notebook to observe your butterflies, caterpillars, and other wildlife, and a FREE Butterfly heroes sticker and poster! All you need to do is certify your wildlife garden at NWF.ORG/Garden.
Epcot Flower & Garden Festival: The International Flower and Garden Festival was wonderful! I just recently attended the Monkey Kingdom Event in Orlando Florida where we also went to Epcot to spend the day viewing the International Flower and Garden Festival. While we were there we even were able to see the Monkey Kingdom sand sculptures. I had no clue that they bring in flowers, gardens, sculptures and even playgrounds into the park for kids. I found this adorable Monsters play park where even the bushes looked like monsters.
With today being Earth Day, I found that Epcot does an amazing job in altering their gardens, updating them, and recycling everything that they can all the way down to the rocks as they change up their designs for the season and take down their beautiful Flower and Garden Festival!
Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund: There are many of different ways to help give to the DWCF! While at Epcot you will find these throughout the park in many different ways. The idea of the fund is to connect kids and nature and make a difference!
If you enjoy learning about nature and are ready to explore Earth Day and help out a Conservation Fund, be sure to go and see Monkey Kingdom in theaters! What a GREAT way to watch a movie and support a good cause! Be sure you show up ON TIME because there is a REALLY neat part before the movie even starts that you won’t want to miss out!
Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom in Theaters on April 17, 2015
Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey in “Monkey Kingdom,” Disneynature’s new feature film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family. Like all families, Maya’s has more than its share of colorful personalities—and she’s determined to give her son a leg up in the world. When their longtime home at Castle Rock is taken over by powerful neighboring monkeys, Maya’s whole family retreats, and she uses her street smarts and ingenuity to uncover untapped resources amidst strange new creatures and unsettling surroundings. Ultimately, they will all have to work together to reclaim Castle Rock, where Maya can hopefully realize her dreams for her son’s future.
Featuring a rich variety of characters, including a mischievous mongoose, simple-minded langur monkeys, predatory leopards and monitor lizards, “Monkey Kingdom” is narrated by Tina Fey (“30 Rock”), directed by Mark Linfield (“Chimpanzee,” “Earth”) and co-directed by Alastair Fothergill (“Chimpanzee,” “Bears”). With music from award-winning composer Harry Gregson-Williams (“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” “Shrek” movies), Disneynature’s eighth True Life Adventure—the follow-up to 2014’s “Bears”—swings into theaters April 17, 2015.
Set in the storied jungles of South Asia, “Monkey Kingdom” showcases the adventures of new mom Maya, a clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey who’s determined to give her son a leg up in the world.