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Children can play and learn about the environment
Children can play and learn about the environment

Earth Day is just around the corner, and if you’re looking for a way to involve the kids, there is no better way than with the Earth Day Kids Fest at Chattahoochee Nature Center on April 16 from 10-3.

This is the 9th Annual Earth Day Kids Fest and is sponsored by Captain Planet Foundation and Chattahoochee Nature Center, in addition to being presented by Macy’s Foundation.    As the name would imply, the Earth Day festival is just for the kids.  It’s an event where there is lots of learning, but lots of fun too.

Throughout the day, there will be a wide variety of activities to keep everybody interested and hopefully motivated to do more for the environment around them.  The world’s first eco superhero, Captain Planet, will be there in person to greet people.  In the Cowie Weiss Theatre at Chattahoochee Nature Center, you’ll have the opportunity to watch episodes of Captain Planet and the Planeteers. 

Have you ever wanted to run relays with an NFL fullback who played in the Pro Bowl?  Ovie Mughelli from the Atlanta Falcons will be back with his Recycle on the Run, a race that will teach kids about the importance of recycling. 

Nature will also be present in all of her glory.  Representative of Chattahoochee Nature Center will be on hand with live animal demonstrations like hawks, owls and more.  You and your family can enjoy the spring air on a paddle out on Beaver Pond.

Shuttle buses will be running back and forth from St. Francis School, so don’t worry about parking.  However, if you ride your bike to the event, you’ll get in for free!  Otherwise, entrance to the Earth Day Kids Fest is $8 for adults and $5 for children two and older.  For complete information about the event you can also go to www.captainplanetfdn.org or www.chattnaturecenter.org.