Wednesday, April 18, 2007

If you can't see Faust at WMU---

S U N D A Y , A P R I L 2 2 :
Earth Day Festival 2007
at the Botanical Gardens

Celebrate our natural world at Ann Arbor's annual Earth Day Festival on Sunday, April 22, from noon to 4 pm at U-M's Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor. This FREE family-friendly event features hands-on activities from local non-profit organizations, live animal demonstrations, alternative fuel vehicles, live entertainment, and an opportunity to explore miles of nature trails and breathtaking outdoor gardens.

Don't miss the 2 pm “All Species Parade.” Dress up as your favorite animal or plant or whatever (you can make a costume on-site at The Scrap Box activity table) and strut your diverse species stuff! Or, get your face painted and just watch the fun!

The day's entertainment lineup showcases the “Bubbleman” and musician Joe Reilly. Leslie Science Center will offer birds of prey presentations with River Raisin Raptors. Don't miss your chance to meet these healthy, non-releasable birds up close and discover what makes them hunters of the sky.

Earth Day admission is FREE due to generous grants from Whole Foods Market and Clif Bar. Pilar's Catering and Silvio's Organic Pizza will sell light concession refreshments. Make sure to stop by the registration table and pick up an orientation map and passport to guide you through the festival's activities.

The Environmental Education Network of Washtenaw, including coordinators from the Ecology Center and several other area non-profit organizations, co-sponsor and plan the annual celebration. Our goal is to make the festival an experience for youth and their families to enjoy while discovering new ways to make Earth Day every day! For more information, call Matthaei Botanical Gardens at (734) 647-7600.

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