The Captain Planet Foundation has once again joined forces with the Chattahoochee Nature Center for the 8th annual Earth Day Kids Fest. This popular event is a unique and exciting, hands-on environmental education experience where young people are encouraged to take first steps in becoming environmental stewards. Through engaging activities and performances, kids are energized with empowering information, allowing them to lead the way in preserving and protecting our biological diversity and natural resources.
Just the Facts:
- Date: Saturday, April 17, 2010
- Time: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
- What: Earth Day Kids Fest
- Where: The Chattahoochee Nature Center: 9135 Willeo Rd.; Roswell, GA 30075
- Price: $8 adults, $5 children (kids 2 and under are free)
Special Musical Performance By:
- Billy Jonas: Billy is so popular that he just played at The White House for the annual Easter Egg Roll! In singalongs, bangalongs, whisperalongs, as well as improvised songs, Billy’s primary instrument is the audience! Join in on the fun with a simple “tuning” of the audience; from there a whimsical trajectory carries listeners through stories of life, love, and triumph over ‘Murphy’s Law.’ Jonas’ original pieces are played on fanciful “industrial re-percussion” instruments made from found objects. Billy is a favorite at outdoor festivals and his award-winning CDs are a must-have for every family!
Plus, there’s so much more to do and see at Earth Day Kids Fest:
- Meet and take pictures with Captain Planet
- Check out the Captain Planet and the Planeteers cartoons in the Cowie Weiss Theater
- Learn more about Captain Planet’s Learning Gardens and plant your own seed!
- “Recycle Relay” with professional football athlete, Ovie Mughelli
- Get moving with the Atlanta Beat as you dribble a soccer ball through a recycling obstacle course!
- Giant, inflatable slide from the Atlanta Hawks and Thrashers!
- Live Animal Presentations
- Canoeing on Beaver Pond
- Face Painting
- Healthy snacks for the entire family
- Go native by checking-out plants that are adapted to Georgia’s weather and climate and purchase some to take home!
- Visit the Nature Exchange where you can take a guess at our Seashell challenge. If your guess is correct you could take home a prized pinned butterfly, the Scarlet Mormon, (Papilio rumanzovia) valued at 20,000 points! Due to the busy nature of festivals – please do not bring in items to trade. However, if you already have points saved up, feel free to do some shopping.
- Brownie Girl Scouts can earn their Plants” Try-it at the Festival! Check out the Scout page for more information and directions on how to pre-register (space is limited).
Visit Interactive Booths from Local Groups and Environmental Organizations:
- Chattahoochee River National Recreational Area
- City of Roswell
- Keep Roswell Beautiful
- Mothers and Others for Clean Air
- Sierra Club
- Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper
- Atlanta Audubon Society
- Chattahoochee River Coldwater Fisheries Foundation
- Georgia River Network
- Stone Mountain Memorial Association
- Center for Puppetry Arts
- City of Alpharetta
- Girl Scouts of Northwest Georgia
- Lumpkin County Coalition
- Park Pride
- Compassionate Kids
- Queen of Hearts Foundation/Cardio Kids
- Keep North Fulton Beautiful
- Reaping Nature Educational Outreach Foundation, Inc
- Centennial High School Environmental Club
- Fulton County Water Services
- Georgia Safe Routes to School
- Georgia No Child Left Inside Coalition
- Reef Ball Foundation
Green Market with Earth-Friendly Household Goods and Services:
- Southeast Green
- Ideas Are Us
- Zola Goods
- Polka Dot Stitches
- Living Green Pages.com
- Arm-ID-illo Bandz
- Aria Handmade Accessories
- Lush Cosmetics
- Tri Cross
- Worthy Soy Candles and Crochet
More articles about the Chattahoochee Nature Center:
- Green gift ideas for kids: Adopt an animal at CNC, season pass
- New high definition theater debuts at the Chattahoochee Nature Center
- A new wildlife facility in Atlanta for injured animals
- The Nature Exchange opens at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in June of 2009
- Atlanta’s newest attraction makes public debut this week
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