Marsh Haven Celebrates Earth Day

Event Details

Marsh Haven Celebrates Earth Day

Time: April 21, 2012 to April 22, 2012
Location: Marsh Haven Nature Center
Street: W10145 State Road 49
City/Town: Waupun, WI
Website or Map: http://www.marshhaven.com
Phone: 920-318-9518
Event Type: special, event
Organized By: Marsh Haven Nature Center
Latest Activity: Mar 16, 2012

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Event Description

Marsh Haven Nature Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

Saturday, April 21

Container gardening for kids – 11 a.m. Saturday. Bring a container (or one will be provided) and learn how to plant seeds and raise your own vegetable garden. Sample greens from our new Marsh Haven MicroFarm and learn more about the growing process.

Jerry Sanders and Debbie Hinchcliffe will present a program, “Wolves,” on Saturday, April 21 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Respect Our Earth Theater.

Sunday, April 22

Bill Amidon of Into the Woods Woodcraft will present a program on birdhouse maintenance and birdfeeder care. A skilled woodworker from Campbellsport, Mr. Amidon will be sharing his birding knowledge and experience to help participants set up a successful backyard bird habitat. He will also have a beautiful selection of cedar bird houses and bird feeders, along with his finely crafted bluebird, kestrel, owl, wren and bat houses available for purchase. Sunday, April 22 at 10 a.m. 

Special screening of Mother Nature’s Child, a film that explores nature’s powerful role in children’s health and development through the experience of toddlers, children in middle childhood and adolescents. The effects of “nature deficit disorder” are now being noted across the country in epidemics of child obesity, attention disorders, and depression. Mother Nature’s Child asks the questions: Why do children need unstructured time outside? What is the place of risk-taking in healthy child development? How is play a form of learning? Why are teachers resistant to taking students outside? How can city kids connect with nature? What does it mean to educate the ‘whole’ child? Sunday, April 22 at 3 p.m. in the Respect Our Earth Theater.

Ongoing events – both Saturday and Sunday

  • Drop in for a make and take nature crafts for kids all day both      Saturday & Sunday
  • Visit our new Critter Corner and have a close & personal      animal experience. Enter the “name the new Marsh Haven bunny & chicks      contest.”
  • Sign up for the Green Families = Green Planet Challenge – This is      the kick-off weekend for our season-long challenge to provide      environmental awareness for families by engaging them in a series of      activities and practices at home, in the community, and with Marsh Haven      Nature Center. Sign your family up this weekend for a season of fun,      prizes, family time, challenges and time to play in nature.
  • Hike the trail, climb the tower, visit the indoor displays, bring      a picnic lunch, learn more about the Purple Martin colony.

 

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