From our friends at the Charlotte Nature Museum. Don’t miss this fun Earth Day celebration!
This Saturday, families can come explore nature and while learning how to reduce their ecological footprint through special Earth Day activities. Learn about important pollinators and plantings that attract monarch butterflies, or dig around in the dirt in our outdoor mud kitchen. Discover all the natural fun of Fort Wild in this outdoor exploration space.
Then it’s time for some trash talkin’. Did you know Americans make more than 200 million tons of garbage each year? Help make a difference by creating new art from old recyclables. You can reinvent household materials for the recycled art contest or create a musical instrument using repurposed materials (Wildlife and Naturalist Labs).
Don’t forget to bring your old electronics for our recycle drive. Greentek Recycling will be on hand to provide environmentally responsible electronics and computer recycling. Electronics recycling is free, but there is a $10 charge to recycle TVs and CRT monitors. Guests who bring an electronic to recycle will be entered in to win an iPad, iPod or iPhone.
At 10:45 and 11:45 a.m. join local NC author Ellen Fischer for a special reading of her newest book, If an Armadillo Went to a Restaurant. Guests can purchase a copy of the book in theTrail’s End gift shop for Ellen to sign afterwards. While you’re there, be sure to plant your name on the Earth Day Promise Banner before you head to the back deck at 11:15 a.m. for a cleanup walk on the Paw Paw Nature Trail led by our naturalists.
Creature Feature activities are free with Museum admission. Admission is $8 for guests ages two and older, and free for guests younger-than-two and Members. 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.