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Earth Day Kids Fest at the Chattahoochee Nature Center Sponsored by Captain Planet Foundation and Chattahoochee Nature Center

13 March 2009 No Comment

The 7th Annual Earth Day Kids Fest (EDKF) sponsored by Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) and Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC) promises to be education and fun rolled into one! Taking place on April 18, 2009, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Chattahoochee Nature Center, this event is a unique and exciting hands-on environmental education event where we encourage youngsters to take the first steps in becoming environmental stewards. Through engaging activities and performances, kids are energized with empowering information, allowing them to lead the way in preserving and protecting our biological diversity and natural resources.

With a spectacular and diverse line-up of edu-tainment on the horizon, the entire day is sure to inspire children to take action, even in the smallest ways, to help save the planet! In fact, this your chance to meet Captain Planet live as he will be on-hand to take photos with budding Planeteers! CPF will have an example of their 2009 initiative, organic gardens as outdoor classrooms, on display as well as a planting activity for children. Attendees will also enjoy live musical performances from Laughing Pizza and Lil Peppi. The Think Swiss Climate Trail Exhibition will explain the causes and solutions to global warming. Live animal presentations will bring the outdoors up close and personal. Guests can even paddle a canoe on the CNC Beaver Pond. Numerous other groups and environmental organizations will have booths to help everyone explore eco-themes and create special arts and crafts. Additionally, Freshens will provide refreshing smoothies for all kids. The price of admission is $5 per person and children under 2 are free. However, guests who ride their bikes from home will get in free! There will also be free shuttle bus service from St. Francis School near the corner of Willeo/Azalea and Highway 120.

Earth Day Kids Fest 2009 is being sponsored in part by Macy’s, the City of Roswell, the Atlanta Journal Constitution and Freshens.

For more information on this annual family event, please contact Kristie Andrews at Captain Planet Foundation, 404.522.4270 or kristie@captainplanetfdn.org. You may also log on to www.captainplanetfdn.org or www.chattnaturecenter.org for more details.

About Chattahoochee Nature Center

Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC) is located at 9135 Willeo Road in Roswell, Ga., and can be reached by phone at 770-992-2055. CNC is dedicated to introducing people to the ecology of the Chattahoochee River watershed and works to provide a learning environment that allows people to better understand their impact on the natural world and make informed decisions. Please visit them online at www.chattnaturecenter.org.

About the Captain Planet Foundation

Based on the critically-acclaimed cartoon series, Captain Planet and the Planeteers, the Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) was founded in 1991 by Ted Turner. The mission of CPF is to support hands-on, environmental projects for children and youths in grades K-12. CPF’s objective is to encourage innovative endeavors that empower today’s children to be individual and collective environmental stewards. CPF is committed to making a global impact with a history of over 2,000 projects throughout the United States and around the world. For more information, call 404-522-4270 or visit www.captainplanetfdn.org.

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