|the greenest place in town with music and family activities|
Free event for the whole family
Saturday, April 18, 2008
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
HOUSTON―Houston area families are invited to celebrate Earth Day, a free annual event at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, the greenest place in town, on Saturday, April 18, 2008 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, a lush 155-acre nature preserve, is one of the city’s greatest natural treasures. Located at 4501 Woodway Drive on the western edge of Memorial Park, just inside 610 Loop West, the Arboretum is home to more than 160 species of birds and 33 kinds of butterflies.
The Earth Day celebration will include family-oriented activities. Kids can travel on a zip line, participate in a puzzle hike, make crafts with recycled materials and create paper bead bracelets.
Families can listen to a live bluegrass band, taste organic food samples, enjoy a hayride and learn how to calculate their carbon footprint.
There are opportunities to learn about earth-friendly products from local companies and organizations and find out about recycling opportunities in Houston.
Solar car and animal kits will be available for sale in Nature Shop.
For more information, visit www.houstonarboretum.org
or call 713-681-8433.
The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The grounds, facilities, and educational programs are supported solely through memberships and private contributions. Arboretum memberships are available for purchase.
The Arboretum thanks event sponsors Waste Management, Avangard Innovative, Twin Oaks Cleaners and Green Mountain Energy.