Every year around Earth Day, Pike and Wayne County based conservation organizations get together with the same goal in mind: Celebrate Earth Day with the community. For several months prior to the event, the planning committee meets to determine what new activities will be offered to the public. All of the planning ends with one big celebration. This year’s event is almost here!
On Saturday, April 20, the PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and packed full of hands-on activities, craft projects, games and much more. We’re highlighting the 40th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act that has saved many species like red wolves and bald eagles with a species celebration. Visitors are encouraged to come wearing a mask or
costume that represents their favorite native or endangered flora and fauna. We’ll have a “Costume Cave” set-up that day for crafting simple representations of a variety of species. Whether you come prepared or transform while you’re here, visit the “Costume Cave” to find facts about your species or add to your costume. Think eco-friendly by using recycled or natural materials… and have fun!
Do some spring cleaning before you come and bring your old t-shirts and tennis shoes! Cub Scout Pack #229 will help your memories live on by transforming your favorite shirts into reusable bags. Tennis shoes can be recycled with Girl Scout Troop #50151. They’ll show you the process of how Nike’s Reuse-A-Shoe program works and collect your old tennis shoes to be recycled.
Other activities include:
- Bird walks
- Puppet shows
- Face painting
- Food and maple products for sale
- Help build an eagle’s nest
- Seedling giveaways and take-home wildflower plantings
- Stream and lake water study using microscopes
- Energy bicycle
For more information and directions, visit www.pikewayneearthday.wordpress.com or call (570) 253-7001.
Better yet, come out on Saturday, April 20 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to see what all the buzz is about!