Take Root with Nature at Earth Day Play Date
Saturday, April 21, 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.April 13, 2012
Charlotte, NC Bring your little sprouts to Charlotte Nature Museums special Earth Day Creature Feature event: Earth Day Play Date, Saturday, April 21, from 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. This special celebration of the planet will offer a fresh chance to fine-tune your senses and enjoy the natural world.
Why dont we start by talking trash! Unearth ways to care for our environment as we highlight simple things everyone can do to go green including recycling trash and planting edible gardens. Did you know only 11% of the Earths surface is used to grow food? Growing food at home, whether in a big backyard or a small pot, is an ideal way to reduce your ecological footprint.
Activities will be blooming inside and out. There will be plenty of room for small visitors to roam, weed-out energy and let imaginations wander. Did you know that a whole community of insects, crustaceans and other amazing finds dwell under rocks and in the water, just outside your door? Join local animal and plant experts in the field to explore the sights and sounds of the greenway and Little Sugar Creek, just outside the Museums back door. Mother Nature has the dirt on the best-kept secrets in recreation explore the Paw Paw Nature Trail and discover fort and fairy house building with the Museum Naturalists while learning more about designing outside spaces using natural materials.
Get down to Earth in the Naturalist Lab to create newspaper pots that you can take home to grow your own plants, or take a shady rest while enjoying the Puppet Show Carolina Morning and Earth Day songs and performances by the Indian Land Elementary Eco Warriors. Special story time will include Winnie Finn, Worm Farmer, by Carol Brendler, ӔTrashy Town by Andrea Zimmerman, Breakfast in the Rainforest, by Richard Sobol and ӔEarth Day by Molly Aloain. Water bottles, stuffed animals made out of recycled materials, and the book Why Do We Recycle? will be available for sale in Trails End Store.
Creature Features, supported by The Guild of Discovery Place, Inc., are monthly special events and include crafts, puppet shows and storytelling. Creature Feature activities are free with Museum admission. Admission: $6 ages two and older, younger-than-two and Members are free. Parking is free.
Charlotte Nature Museum is located at 1658 Sterling Road, Charlotte. Hours are: Tuesday-Friday 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.; Sunday noon 5:00 p.m.; and closed on Monday.