We had a record turnout this year for the 10th Annual Earth Day Kids Fest. Each year the Captain Planet Foundation partners with the Chattahoochee Nature Center to put on this amazing event that teaches kids to celebrate, love and play within our natural world. Children are introduced to important environmental concerns, like the dangers of plastic bags and preservation of fragile ecosystems, but arguably, one of the most important goals of EDKF is to get these kids outside, playing in the sunshine and forming a bond with nature. This year we had 1,655 in attendance!
Adults and kids, of all ages, were singing and dancing to Laughing Pizza,
and the female Hawks intern smoked the guys, including NFL star, Ovie Mughelli!
Seeing the bison man snuggle up with Thunder, his bison really showed the young folks how close we can be to large animals.
And the one-eyed owl was a big hit.
Children were lined up at the Weather Wall learning to become weather reporters.
I was really happy to see how involved the young people became as they encountered animals small and large as they walked the pathways that circled around the Chattachoochee Nature Center.
The Bag Man taught some very valuable lessons to the kids,
Captain Planet met his future generation of Planeteers,
and Ovie Mughelli joined Captain Planet as a real-life hero to his fans.
Thank you so much to every one that came out and supported Earth Day Kids Fest. It was a wonderful day and I’m hoping made an impact on our future generation of environmental stewards!
Below are more pictures from EDKF, you can also click this link for pictures from Friday night’s EDKF Cocktail Party!