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Where to celebrate Earth Day 2014 in Palm Beach County

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Since Earth Day falls on a Tuesday this year (April 22), most events commemorating the event will take place over the preceding Easter weekend. Here are a couple of events you, your family and coworkers might want to consider attending:

  • The Palm Beach Zoo’s Party for the Planet will take place on Saturday, April 19th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each year, the Palm Beach Zoo joins with other Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ accredited institutions in celebrating Earth Day, enabling visitors to connect with wildlife and make a difference by helping to support conservation locally and worldwide.

As in previous years, festivities will include live children’s entertainment and educational games along with “recycled” crafts where you and your children can learn about nature and become involved in protecting the future of our planet. For more information about Party for the Planet, as well as the Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society, click here.

  • The Florida Earth Festival is slated for Saturday, April 19 (from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and Sunday, April 20 (from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.), at the University Woodlands Park in Boca Raton (2501 St. Andrews Blvd.) Outdoors you can test drive a Tesla and discover more about alternative fuel cars, build windmills and water filters, create origami and bird-feeders, make solar oven s’mores, take a sustainable building tour, and learn all about sustainable building, the Green Neighborhood Certification Program, and miniature solar car kits. There will also be programs on vermicomposting, energy and your carbon footprint, and water conservation.

Indoors there will be more presentations, panel discussions, eco-movies, and activities, crafts and workshops for adults and children. There will also be music, open mic poetry and food trucks offering vegan, vegetarian and organic delicacies. For more information, click here.

Happy Earth Day!

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