Saturday, March 31, 2012

Lytle Creek League of Conservators/No Child Left Indoors and Grow Food, Grow Hope Earth Day Programs

The Lytle Creek League Of Conservators/No Child Left Indoors
Presents ~ Earth Day Birds Of Prey
The Wilmington College Grow Food, Grow Hope Program
Presents ~ The Lorax, Grow Food, Grow Hope Style
Saturday, April 21, 2012

Join us for an opportunity for children to get up close and personal with some of our feathered friends – raptors. Children and their adult companions will learn about the important role raptors such as owls, hawks, and vultures play in our ecosystem and personally meet raptors. The program is a partnership between the Lytle Creek League of Conservators/No Child Left Indoors volunteers and Raptor, Inc.

Raptor, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of birds of prey through rehabilitation, education and conservation. Their goals include the education of the public on the importance of raptors and the preservation of their native habitat; and the rehabilitation and return of injured raptors to their natural environment.

The program starts at 10:00 a.m. and again at 11:15 a.m. Everyone is welcome to join us for this free program, which will be held in the Community Room in the Wilmington Municipal Building (69 N. South St., Wilmington).

(The fellow above is a common raptor in our area, the barred owl. This one was photographed by MacKenzie Kennedy along the Luther Warren Peace Path.)

In conjunction with the raptor program, Grow Food, Grow Hope will also be hosting activities in the parking lot of the Municipal Building. Keep an eye out for the bright blue Mobile Garden Unit (as shown below), which will be the starting point for the hands on activities. We will be reading The Lorax and children will have the opportunity to make and take home a Lorax themed craft and make “seed bombs” to get started on their own garden!

Registration is required and space is limited, so please register early HERE or by calling Lori Williams (937) 725-3811. The first three registrations will receive a special surprise at the program. Parents or other responsible adult must accompany children for the Earth Day programs.

If you are interested in your children participating in a service project in conjunction with Earth Day, please let us know when you register.