Family Housing hosts Earth Day Festival
April 7, 2010
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Come and celebrate the 3rd Annual Earthday Festival, April 23, from 12-3 p.m. at the Kalakaua Community Center, here.
Army Hawaii Family Housing and U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii have teamed up again to bring families an exciting opportunity to learn about their environment and what they can do to help preserve its natural resources.
The event is free and all military families are welcome.
"Our Earthday Festival has grown each year with more exhibits and activities for kids to enjoy, and we encourage all our families to come out to this year's event," said Col. Matthew Margotta, USAG-HI commander.
"It's important that we teach our children about conservation and help them learn good habits early in life. The activities and excitement make the festival a perfect venue for learning," Margotta added.
Interactive exhibits, games, and a recycling relay are among the activities planned. Families also will enjoy storytelling and live performances by Ohia Productions, a popular drama group for children.
Several "make 'n take" activities are planned, including a T-shirt design station.
Among exhibitors and organizations providing activities and information are the Hawaii Nature Center; Sea Life Park; Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative; USAG-HI's Directorate of Public Works' Environmental Services Division; Hawaii State Department of Health Clean Water Branch; Aqua Engineering; and Tetra Tech.
View more information on the Earthday Festival at <a href="http://www.armyhawaiifamilyhousing.com/news_archive/view/1506">AHFH's Web site</a>.
See photos of last year's Earthday Fest on <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/usag-hi/sets/72157617107913788">Flickr</a> or view the Hawaii News video below.
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