Activities Continue with Annual Clean-Up on Sunday
Mystic, Conn. (April 19, 2017): It may be a party but Mystic Aquarium takes Earth Day very seriously. A host of activities for children and families alike will help drive home the importance of clean air, land, and water. Mystic Aquarium is proud to join the over one-billion caring people around the world who will celebrate Earth Day. Activities will take place on campus and in the community on Saturday and Sunday, April 22 & 23, 2017.
Educators from Mystic Aquarium as well as the Youth Conservation Corps and volunteers will lead hands-on activities that highlight unique habitats and conservation issues affecting ecosystems locally and around the world, and most importantly, what can be done to help protect the planet.
On Saturday, April 22 from 10:00am-2:00pm, annual Party for the Planet activities include scavenger hunts, hands-on activities and games providing a fun-filled educational experience aimed at teaching guests practical methods to reducing their personal impact on the environment. Visiting organizations on campus will include Covanta Energy, Southeastern Connecticut Regional Resource Recovery Authority (SCRRRA) and Ivory Ella.
Earth Day activities will also include the second installment of Mystic Aquarium’s Nature Play in the Green programming- Earth Day Boat Building. On Saturday, April 22 from 10:00am to Noon, participants will build boats using items scavenged from the Sea School Green. Seaworthiness will be tested in the Green’s stream. These monthly Nature Play programs are fun and engaging self-guided activities and crafts with the goal of connecting kids and families to the great outdoors.
All Earth Day activities are free for members and included with Aquarium admission. Registration is not required.
The celebration continues on Sunday with real-world conservation application. On Sunday, the public is invited to join Mystic Aquarium’s team at Bluff Point State Park in Groton for Party by the Coast from 10:00am-2:00pm for a beach clean-up and more.
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