April 13, 2011

Earth Day Festival - 2011

LCRA is celebrating Earth Day with the 6th Annual Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 16th, from 10am-3pm at McKinney Roughs Nature Park in Cedar Creek. Activities for the festival will include guided hikes through pine forests, wildflowers, and small pocket prairies. Participants can also take part in nature crafts or learn about energy, land, and water conservation through hands-on activity stations and demonstrations. Adults can delve into the natural world during one of the Walk and Talk Nature Workshops while the kids enjoy touching live animals native to the Colorado River. There will also be plenty of tasty food to enjoy while listening to the exciting, high-energy tunes of Rattle Tree Marimba. For the full Schedule of Events, click here.

While at the festival, kids can take part in the Passport to Nature Challenge. After receiving their "Passport" at an information station, they can earn a patch for completing select activities throughout the park. The Passport will guide the kids through each of our three "zones" at the festival--Land Stewardship, Water Stewardship, and Alternative Energy. Have a wonderful family nature day while learning how to care for the Earth.

Put your observation skills to the test with the Digital Nature Scavenger Hunt. A new addition to the festival this year, participants need to bring  their own digital camera, register their team (or themselves) at the scavenger hunt table at the festival and get a list. The hunt can be done throughout the day while enjoying the rest of the festival. Pictures will be uploaded to the web and prizes will be awarded for creativity and completeness.

Additionally, there will be an Earth Day Kayak Trip from 9-11am. The trip costs $15/person (ages 10 and up), which is a significant discount from the normal fee of $50/person. There will also be an Earth Day Family Raft Trip from 2-4pm. Costs are $15/person (ags 7 and up). Advance registration is required for both events. For more information, click here.

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