SATURDAY: PTA Green Earth Day Expo—more than 40 booths with interactive fun and green ideas!
“Meet Your Wild Neighbors” Animal Show Presented by the Greenburgh Nature Center at Noon
April 13, 2012
by Sue Bolen
The Chappaqua Schools Green Fair, a collaborative effort of students and faculty from the Chappaqua School District and the Chappaqua PTA, will be held on Saturday, April 14 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at The Robert E. Bell Middle School. This year admission is FREE for everyone! The Green Fair will be a fun and educational event that explores the science of sustainability and showcases how eco-friendly practices impact our communities.
Middle school and high school students will take on leadership roles to educate the community about sustainability in a series of student-initiated workshops including “Bottling Our Future. Exploring the Truth About What Bottled Water Does to Our Environment,” presented by Greeley STOP, “Pot Holes to Pavement. The Environmental Story of Seven Bridges Paving Project,” presented by the Seven Bridges Green Team and “RE-Use, Re-Cycle, Re-paper—Make New Paper From Old,” presented by the Bell Environmental Club.
At noon in the auditorium wild animals such as snakes, tortoise, hedgehogs, ferrets, screech owls, ring neck doves and even worms will appear on stage during a presentation by The Greenburgh Nature Center. The noon show will demonstrate how climate change impacts animal habitats, with topics including impact of yard composting and storm water run off.
The PTA will sponsor a fun, hands-on exhibition hall (Expo) in the gym throughout the day, where students,
local non-profits and businesses, and government organizations dedicated to sustainability will demonstrate ways to “go green.” Best of all, student booths will showcase sustainability in our community and schools. Expo booths will include: hands-on environmental science, interactive games & crafts: tab jewelry, recycled paper baskets and more, green home improvement, and mini demos on recycling, energy audits and more.
The Expo will also showcase local, fresh and sustainably-produced foods for all to enjoy. Chappaqua’s Green Fair is a great way for students from elementary school through high school to learn how to protect the environment on both local and global levels.
To register students for free workshops online and for more information, check www.chappaquapta.net.
More than 40 booths include:
• Hands-on Environmental Science
• Interactive Games & Crafts: Tab Jewelry, recycled paper baskets and more
• Green Home Improvement
• Community Groups and Local Businesses
• Mini Demos on Recycling, Energy Audits and More
• Enjoy Fresh Local Food in the Green Cafe Area All Day
At noon, see a show by the Greenburgh Nature Center, “Meet Your Wild Neighbors: Your Impact on Animal Habitats”
STUDENT WORKSHOP REGISTRATION at the Green Fair is now open. Spaces are limited. To register students for a free 20-minute environmental workshop, click HERE. Workshop times are:
9:30a.m.—Bottling Our Future: Exploring the Truth About What Bottled Water Does to Our Environment—Presented by Greeley STOP. *
10:00a.m.—Pot Holes to Pavement: The Environmental Story of Seven Bridges Paving Project—Presented by the Seven Bridges Green Team *
10:00a.m. and 10:30 a.m.—Plant the Bell Garden. Dig into organic dirt and help start the Spring plantings in the Bell garden—Presented by the Bell Garden Club *
10:30a.m.—Re-Use, Re-Cycle, Re-Paper: Make New Paper from Old—Presented by the Bell Environmental Club *
Bell is located in downtown Chappaqua at 50 Senter Street, with parking available in the lot on South Greeley Avenue.
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