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Kids Fest in Roswell celebrates Earth Day with Captain Planet
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April 10, 2013 09:32 AM | 1543 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
“Healthy Kids, Healthy Planet” is the theme for the 11th annual Earth Day Kids Fest co-hosted by the Captain Planet Foundation and the Chattahoochee Nature Center Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the nature center.

The event is a highly motivational action-packed and fun eco-festival where kids learn how to become stewards of the planet.

Through engaging hands-on activities and live performances, kids are given the power to lead the way in preserving and protecting natural resources and biological diversity.

Environmental superhero Captain Planet and popular family band Laughing Pizza will be on hand as well as interactive booths and eco-exhibits.

Naturalists will show the center’s resident rehabilitated native creatures. Guests are invited to paddle a canoe around the center’s Beaver Pond.

Food trucks will be serving healthy food and Whole Foods Market will teach kids how to make healthy fresh salads to encourage the ‘farm to table’ idea.

The Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Braves and The Falcons will send Spirit games for kids to play. There is even a Mascot Dance-Off featuring the Clean Air Bair, Kirby the Duck, Captain Planet, and CNC’s Box Turtle.

A green Eco-Village marketplace will provide guests a place to shop for earth-friendly ideas to green both homes and businesses. Numerous local organizations will be on hand to help attendees explore eco-themes and get in the spirit to be a Planeteer.

Admission is: $6 for children, $10 for adults, $7 for seniors 65 and over and students ages 13 to 18. Kids age 2 and under get in free. Those who ride their bikes from home also get free admission.

Chattahoochee Nature Center is at 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell.

A complimentary shuttle bus service runs from St. Francis School near the corner of Willeo/Azalea roads and Ga. Hwy 120. Due to limited parking, carpooling is advised.

Information: Rebecca Gilbert, (770) 992-2055, ext. 236, email r.gilbert@chattnaturecenter .org or visit www.chattnature, or call the Captain Planet Foundation, (404) 522-4270.

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