Around this time each year, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida hosts its annual Earth Day Festival. Featuring a variety of eco-friendly activities, food, presentations and games, the Conservancy’s 2019 Earth Day Festival, taking place on Saturday, April 13 (10 AM – 3 PM), is a great way to grab the kids, get outside, and celebrate the Earth. Here are the top 5 things to do at this year’s Earth Day Festival:
- Attend a Live Show
Throughout the day, the Conservancy will be putting on a variety of live shows that are fun, education and kid-friendly. Highlights include a Where’s Gordon B. Eagle Puppet Show (10:30 AM), Super Science Show with Mr. Glen (11:15 AM) and the Naples Zoo Animal Show (1 PM).
- Swing Through the Kids Zone
You and your kids will love crafting your way through the Kids Zone. Choose your favorite hands on crafts, activities and games. Activities include face painting, sand art necklaces crafts, trail mix station, shark tooth necklace crafts, and more.
- Spot Live Animals
The Conservancy is always a great place to spot live animals, however on Earth Day there will be several special presentations with the keepers, scientists and Wildlife Hospital staff that will bring you even closer to the animals. Highlights include a Live Reptile Show (11:30 AM) and a “Birds of a Feather” show at the von Arx Wildlife Viewing Pavilion. In addition to these presentations, the Dalton Discovery Center and von Arx Wildlife Hospital exhibits will be open all day.
- Visit the Food and Vendor Booths
In addition to live shows and events, Earth Day features several exhibitors and vendors with delicious food, fun activities, and even a little opportunity to shop. While eating your delicious food and drinks, be sure to check out the photo booth and the bounce house for the little ones.
- Celebrate Nature!
Life in Southwest Florida is unlike any place in the world. Learn more about how the Conservancy of Southwest Florida works to protect the water, land, wildlife and future of our region. The Conservancy’s Earth Day Festival is the perfect place to get connected to nature and help protect our home for future generations to enjoy.
All of this fun, food and family education, is less than the cost of a movie ticket. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids age 3-11, Conservancy members get in free.
For a full list of events, visit www.conservancy.org/events/earthday.