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'Goin’ Green!'
Join Earthman and celebrate Earth Day at the Museum of Discovery and Science on Sunday, April 22, 2007 from Noon – 6:00 p.m.


April 2, 2007, Fort Lauderdale - Celebrate Earth Day at the Museum of Discovery and Science on Sunday, April 22, from noon – 6:00 p.m.! In addition to offering hands-on fun for the whole family, our Earth Day event will host a variety of community partners, interactive demonstrations, games, and exciting animal encounters. Meet Earthman and join him in the Museum’s backyard for an exciting, eco-friendly concert. A special lineup of IMAX® nature films will be played throughout the day.

We hear it all the time: Reduce, reuse and recycle. Are you doing all that you and your family can to make a difference? Greener energy choices and living strategies will be explored by Museum staff and a variety of South Florida environmental and community organizations at this family-friendly event. Win prizes for creative recycled art work, calculate your environmental footprint, and learn how your yard can become a Florida friendly ecosystem that conserves natural resources.

Earth Day activities are included in the exhibit admission to the Museum: $10 adults, $9 seniors, $8 children (2-12) for non-members. Exhibit admission is free for Museum members. A general admission ticket may be purchased (includes exhibit admission and one 45-minute IMAX® film): $15 adults, $14 seniors, $12 children (2-12).

The following community partners will have booths set up throughout the Museum: South Florida Water Management District, The National Park Service, The Earthman Project, NOAA, Broward County Parks and Recreation, Broward County Waste and Recycling Services, NatureScape Broward, Department of Environmental Protection, The Wildlife Care Center, Broward County Audubon Society, The Nature Conservancy, environmental artist, Susan Wood, Plantation High School, 4H Hearts and more!

Event Schedule for Earth Day Sunday, April 22
Recycled Craft Corner
Noon – 6:00 p.m.
Crafts for Everyone! Create solar bead jewelry, recycled critter crafts, sow many seeds, coloring pages and more!

The Journey of Wayne Drop
Noon – 6:00 p.m.
Water, water, everywhere…but will we have enough to drink? This scavenger-hunt journey of water through the Everglades begins in our Discovery Lab and explores how water makes its all-important journey from the sky to the sea.

Toyota Hybrid
Noon – 6:00 p.m.
Check out a fuel efficient, eco-friendly automobile – the Toyota Hybrid. The Toyota Hybrid, courtesy of JM Family, will be on display from noon – 6:00 p.m.

Earthly Treasure Hunt
2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Will you be able to find the important parts of this ‘green’ puzzle hidden in the Florida ecosystems represented in our backyard? Use a treasure map and join the fun as you scurry and learn about the flora and fauna of local environments.

Keystone Species
12:30 p.m.
What is a keystone species? Why are they important to us? The museum will introduce a few of its most important environmental animal ambassadors in this fun demonstration.

Earthman Concert
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Join the Earthman’s live jive in our backyard and help him sing the blues! The Earthman Project Band performs and works with kids to show them that their own creative efforts are a powerful and important force for making Planet Earth a cleaner, healthier place for us all to live.

Florida Natives and Exotics
1:30 p.m.
Can you tell the difference between a Florida Native and an invasive exotic? Come join the fun and see a few of our resident animals in this interactive demonstration.

Understanding the Basics of Global Warming
2:30 p.m.
Our resident Physical Scientist, Hi Bleecker, shares the scientific facts about this important environmental issue in this informative, 40-minute presentation.

Carbon Footprints
3:30 p.m.
Come by the Science Café to figure out how you can minimize your impact on Planet Earth. Learn about carbon credits, greener energy and recycling.

Investigating Alternative Energy Sources
4:30 p.m.
Join us for a presentation by our resident Physical Scientist, Hi Bleecker, as he explains how communities and individuals can make more environmentally responsible energy choices.

Animals Around the World
5:30 p.m.
Visit the Science Café to see critters from all corners of the globe and learn just how important they are in their own ecological niche.

IMAX® Film Schedule
 
11:00 a.m. - Deep Sea 3D
12:05 p.m. - Africa: The Serengeti
1:10 p.m. - Sharks 3D
2:15 p.m. - Yellowstone
3:20 p.m. - Wild Safari 3D: A South African Adventure
4:25 p.m. - Coral Reef Adventure
5:30 p.m. - Galapagos 3D
6:35 p.m. - Antarctica
 
About the Museum: The Museum is open seven days per week (365 days a year); Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. with extended IMAX most evenings. General admission prices are $15 for adults; $14 for seniors; $12 for children 2 to 12. Children under 2 are free. A General Admission Ticket includes admission to the Museum exhibits and one 45-minute IMAX film. The Museum of Discovery and Science is located downtown at 401 SW Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. For more information about the Museum, visitors should call (954) 467-MODS (6637).




Media Contact: Jody Ligas 954.713.0904 or Theresa Waldron 954.713.0901
 
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