17-Apr-2023 Source: American Helicopter Museum
Celebrate Earth Day with the American Helicopter Museum & Education Center on Saturday, April 22, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., as its theater transforms into a fun, educational cornucopia of conservation magic.
“Our planet is rapidly changing, and the choices we make can have an influence,” explained Paul Taylor, AHMEC’s Education Programs Manager. “Over one billion people the world over will be joining together that day to learn and discuss what humans can do to positively impact the environment.”
AHMEC’s Earth Day Celebration features stations with hands-on science demonstrations for ages 6 through adult, like rising seas, temperature mapping, and alternative fuels. Other interesting activities include water conservation, saving natural land cover, helping pollinators thrive, and how to recycle, reduce, and reuse everyday items.
Everything is included with the cost of admission. No registration required.
Earth Day was founded in 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson to create awareness for the protection of the environment and a sustainable future. His idea, which began as “teach-ins” on American university campuses, evolved into rallies nationwide, passage of key environmental legislation like the Clean Air Act and Endangered Species Act, and formation of the Environmental Protection Agency. By 1990, the movement went global, and continues to impact people of all generations.