Earth Day is here! Promote environmental awareness in a fun and engaging setting at the 3rd annual Earth Day Kid’s Festival. Fun for all ages, you’re never too young to learn the importance of environmental conservation. Earth Day is April 22nd. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day is observed around the world in more than 193 countries. Founded by US Senator Gaylord Nelson, the day was created as an environmental teach-in and to demonstrate support for environmental protection.
The 3rd annual Earth Day Kid’s Festival will be held at Salvage Station, located in Asheville’s historic River Arts District, on Saturday, April 22 9:00 to 2:00. This free event is full of environmental education and other eco-friendly activities by some of the best local environmental educators. The perfect day for families, kids will love the games, interactive music, stilt walkers, face painting and more. Experience arts and crafts in a whole new light as the earth is showcased as a source of artistic inspiration. Get a first glimpse of the entries in the Voices of the River: Art and Poetry contest. This year’s theme is ‘How are you connected to your watershed.’ Winners will be announced at the festival.
The festival is put on by RiverLink, a non-profit organization that protects and supports the French Broad River and its watershed. Their passion for conservation shows throughout the event. RiverLink has partnered with other organizations to make it an interesting and entertaining day including:
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