E.O Wilson Biophilia Center Celebrates Earth Day April 20
April 20, 2013 by Jill Tanner
Get out and celebrate the Earth at the Biophilia Center for the Earth Day Festival. The event will feature bluegrass music with Franko and Fiends, food, environmental demos, animal ambassadors, arts and crafts, hikes, and so much more. The Earth Day Festival starts at 10:00 a.m. and goes until 3:00 p.m. Tickets are just $2 and children under six get in free.
Waste Management's new compressed natural gas trucks will be on display and you will learn about how these trucks are better for our environment. Waste Management will also create an edible landfill with the kids. The kids from the Seaside Neighborhood School will have their robots in action too. And don’t miss out on the raffle with great restaurants, activities, and other items to be won.
The newest exhibit, The World of Wonder, will be unveiled. Two classrooms have been converted to house a six-foot sphere model of Earth, which is suspended from the ceiling. Four projectors display images onto the sphere in the pitch-black room. It creates the illusion that you are in outer space, looking at Earth. Databases are connected to the sphere for you to look up information about the environment and planet, such as where endangered species are and where tornados, earthquakes, and hurricanes happen. The images are projected in 3D, creating a visual world of knowledge. The World of Wonder will also be tied into the new curriculum at the Biophilia Center. The World of Wonder is in museums around the world.
This day will be fun and educational - the perfect event for the whole family. So stop by for a fun-filled day of entertainment.