Monday, April 20, 2009

Earth Day Celebration on Grosse Ile is this Sunday April 26th

We're hoping for sunshine this coming Sunday when we host our annual Earth Day Celebration. It'll be at Centennial Farm , 25795 Third Street on Grosse Ile, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Even though you may celebrate Earth Day every day, this Sunday will be special. Come join us for an exciting program!

This year we will kick start the event with a R.E.P.T.I.L.E. presentation by Michael Brophy. If you're an adult and comfortable with the idea, you'll have an opportunity to volunteer to assist with holding these creatures. For the rest of you, those who might be a little squeamish about snakes and lizards, or let's say for those whose preference in nature's beauty leans to the fluttering instead of the slithering - we'll also have an exhibit on BUTTERFLIES available all afternoon. Jed Bromefield, the "Butterfly Man", will have lots of specimens from the different life stages, some living, to capture your attention and interest.

As in years past, we'll have guided nature walks in the Centennial Farm Woods, a number of displays and games with prizes for the kids. Our "Re-Use" Table this year will be a toy exchange. Children should bring a gently used, clean toy that they can exchange for another.

Also new this year will be our first Nature & Wildlife Photo Contest for Middle & High School students. We'll have a judge pick a "Best in Show" winner and perhaps a few Honorable Mentions if the turnout and quality is high enough. Hopefully we'll have a nice display of entries and you'll be able to take a few minutes from 1 -3 pm to vote for the "People's Choice" award winner. Click here for the entry form and instructions

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