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EPA to Celebrate Earth Day at Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Release Date: 04/17/2009
Contact Information: Dawn Harris-Young, (404) 562-8421, harris-young.dawn@epa.gov Lisa Bokovoy, (404) 659-5437, (651) 402-0968, lbokovoy@childrensmuseumatlanta.org

(Atlanta, GA – APRIL 17, 2009) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 has teamed with Imagine It! The Children's Museum of Atlanta to host an Earth Day celebration at the Museum on Saturday, April 18, 2009. This event will focus on educating and empowering children to make environmentally friendly choices to protect the environment and health through fun activities at the Museum.

The event is open to the public and included with regular Museum admission ($11 plus tax for adults and children ages 2 and up; children under 2 and Museum members get free admission).

What: Children’s Earth Day Celebration in Atlanta

Who: U.S. EPA Region 4 and Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta

When: Saturday, April 18, 2009 from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

Where: Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta

      275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive NW
      Atlanta, GA 30313
      www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org

Schedule:

10:00 AM-3:00 PM EPA Hosts Earth Day Activity Stations
                  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host an asthma coloring station with the “Dusty the Asthma Goldfish” Funbook, an environmental bingo station, and a flower planting station. Children will even be able to meet EPA's Mother Earth, who will distribute native wildflower seeds. Lastly, kids will enjoy making treasure out of trash at the trashy art station.

12 PM-12:20 PM 100% Recycled, 100% Fun
                  Children celebrate Earth Day by learning how they can make a green impact! The Imaginators will read “The Wartville Wizard” by Don Madden which is about an old man who is given power over trash and orders litter to go back and stick to the person it came from. Children will decorate their very own totally green paper birdhouse out of 100% post-consumer recycled paper.
1:00PM-1:20 PM Clean Air Odyssey
                  The Imaginators will perform a science-fiction play, “Clean Air Odyssey,” that celebrates positive choices children can make in day-to-day life that make for cleaner, healthier air.

For more information on Earth Day activities throughout the Southeast, visit: www.epa.gov/region4/earthday/2009