Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day: could Shreveport care less?

At least Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center, will explore recycling and alternative energies — with free solar-cooked hot dogs as one example -- during its Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Program highlights will include:
* Solar Hot Dogs - 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Weather permitting and while supplies last, visitors will prepare hot dogs on a solar-powered cooker.
* Paper Recycling - 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Visitors will make new paper from blending wasted paper scraps.
* Wind Farm Challenge - 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Visitors of all ages will make and test their own mini wind mills.
* Solar Cars - 12:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Visitors will build solar cars using kits available at Sci-Port.
* Recycled Paper Pots - 12:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Paper items will be converted into pots perfect for growing plants.
* Rainforest Game - 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
An interactive game that teaches the importance of rainforests to our planets.
* Talkin’ Trash - 2 p.m. & 4 p.m.
An examination of trash found in a landfill.

All activities are included with regular admission and free to Sci-Port members.

1 comment:

Erin Berry said...

I'm puzzled by the headline. Environmentalism is a complicated thing. Just because there's not organized Earth Day events does not mean people are not working towards sustainability. Sorry to complain; I just feel strongly about the topic : )