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Martin Nature Center Hosts Eco-Friendly Earth Fest

April 3, 2014


efforts such as recycling, reducing trash and encouraging positive environmental action can create a significant impact.

To celebrate the beauty of Mother Earth, Martin Nature Center will be hosting an eco-friendly party this coming Saturday, April 12th. Earth Fest will be an afternoon festivity filled with educational programs, exhibits, enjoyable activities for the kids,rain barrel-making workshops and giveaways.

Located at 5000 West Memorial Road, Martin Park Nature Center is a 144-acre park that houses a wide variety of flora and fauna. Hiking trails are available for visitors to experience the wildlife educational centers, which house information about the local environment.

During the Earth Fest, there will be several educational booths and displays on aquaponics and electric-powered vehicles. Activities like monitoring the movements of migrating birds are also available.

Trek through the woods and you can find various art displays by local artist Leigh Martin. Species of mushrooms will be crafted and displayed around the park for the entire month.

If you want to learn how to make a rain barrel, join the rain barrel-making workshops by the Oklahoma City Utilities Department and Great Plains Coca-Cola Bottling Company. In addition, a raffle will be held at 3:00 pm for a lucky citizen to receive a free rain barrel.

As for the kids, there are also children’s activities, like making flower pots from recycled materials or birdfeeders and bracelets. Representatives from OKC Beautiful and the City will also talk more about the environment and how to keep our planet clean and free from pollution.

The Earth Fest will be held from 1pm to 4pm.

Chris George

Oklahoma City Realtor



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