With Earth Day right around the corner, informative events celebrating the importance of preserving our planet’s natural resources are beginning to occur everywhere. Yet, if you’re a parent, you might be looking for specific events geared toward helping to better educate children about the basics of green living and giving back to the community. K.D.’s Treehouse, a children’s specialty boutique carrying eco-friendly and organic products, will host its first annual Earth Day event, A Little Earth Day Party, from 10 am to 3 pm, Saturday, April 18, 2009. The free event will include eco-educational activities and games such as encounters with live animals, interactive science experiments, arts and crafts, story-telling, musical entertainment, prizes, organic pizza and other foods from local entrepreneurs, and plenty more.
The event also focuses on the importance of giving back to the community. K.D.’s Treehouse will be accepting voluntary donations to the Riverbanks Zoo Conservation Fund and collecting food donations for Harvest Hope Food Bank. A food drop-off point and donation boxes will be on-site for collections at the store on the 18th and for the whole month following. For more information about A Little Earth Day Party, contact Kris Burns or Dea Baughman at K.D.’s Treehouse, 803 748 0198. K.D.’s Treehouse is located at 2900-C Devine Street, Columbia, SC.
Also focusing on the significance of educating children about the preservation our planet and those who reside here is the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. From 10am to 3pm, Saturday, April 25th, zoo visitors have the opportunity to attend the Party for the Planet. Events will focus on educational activities designed to encourage the reduction, reuse and recycling of natural resources. Guests will also learn about other conservation methods and animal enrichment.
The Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission will also celebrate the environmental conservation with Earth Fair, an event planned from 9:30 am to 4 pm, Saturday, May 2nd at Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC. Events include eco-friendly educational activities, guided nature tours, live music, an 8K trail run, as well as a 1 mile Fun Run for children. Also unique to the Earth Fair is the Recycled Regatta, an event where regatta teams are challenged to reduce, reuse and recycle items by creating a boat from “trash” and racing it through a 100 yard course. For more information visit the Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission http://www.icrc.net/SaludaShoals/Events.aspx%20%20%20or%20call%20803-772-1228.