Monday, March 16, 2009

Earth Day at Perry's Monument

Celebrate Earth Day at Perry’s Victory National Monument

Monday, 16 March 2009

The Lake Erie Islands Chapter of the Black Swamp Conservancy and Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial at Put-in-Bay will sponsor an Earth Day Celebration filled with activities for children of all ages beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 25, Superintendent Blanca Stransky announced today. Starting at 8 a.m. naturalists will lead a bird walk and conduct a “feather toss” for tree shallows at the Scheef East Point Nature Preserve on Put-in Bay, Ohio.

The National Park Service will host a Junior Ranger Jamboree at 10 a.m. said Stransky.During the Junior Ranger Jamboree, children ages 5-12 will learn about the different Ranger jobs in the National Park Service and earn Junior Ranger badges, added Stransky.Following the Junior Ranger Jamboree, everyone is invited to a Mother Earth salad and pizza buffet featuring a special guest speaker at 11:30 a.m. The price for the lunch buffet will be $8.95 per person.After lunch, Melissa Moser from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Natural Area and Preserves will give a presentation and lead a field trip to study invasive plant species.

Trail construction and garden clean-up activities will be conducted at the end of the day at the Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center.

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