Earth Day programs, projects for children being offered throughout April

Savannah Children's Museum celebrates Earth Day

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Thursday, April 22 is Earth Day. It’s a day created to focus on environmental protection.

To celebrate Earth Day, the Savannah Children’s Museum is preparing future generations to take care of the planet.

If you have ever been to the Savannah Children’s Museum, you know that they are always focused on nature. But this week, they have added some additional projects to get kids excited about Earth Day.

The museum is offering art projects using recycled materials, special STEAM programs focused on our planet, and a scavenger hunt to get kids excited about reducing, reusing and recycling. Kids of all ages can learn about the water cycle, the plant cycle, and even harvest some vegetables.

“We have a really cool artichoke that is growing, and do you know how many people have seen an artichoke? We have an avocado tree that one of our members donated, so, to watch that progression and learn about the water cycle and little fun facts here and there throughout the day is a lot of fun,” said Elisabeth Chappell, Education Specialist.

The museum will also be taking their mobile garden to Sharon Park in Garden City on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will have plenty of nature-themed activities for the kids. Saturday’s event in Garden City is free and to take part in any other museum activities, it will be the price of regular museum admission.

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