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    Rocky Mountain

    National Park Colorado

Earth Day Celebration At Rocky Mountain National Park – April 19

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Date: April 4, 2014
Contact: Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363

Come celebrate Earth Day at Rocky Mountain National Park! A special Earth Day event will be held Saturday, April 19, at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Earth Day is a great way the world can unite around the importance of environmental service. There is no better place to celebrate than your national park!  There will be an Arts & Crafts station to create cool Earth Day artwork and park staff and scientists will be on hand to share information on a variety of Earth Day topics.      

Join in the Earth Day fun at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center, and discover how to become better stewards of our shared environment. The schedule of events follows:

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Biodiversity Olympics (Family-friendly activities to get moving)

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Volunteer Trash Pick-up (Meet at the visitor center, dress for the weather, equipment is provided)

10:30 a.m. Bear Necessities Program

11:30 a.m. Storytime with a Ranger

2:00 p.m. Skins and Skulls Program

1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Nature Walks      

Park greenhouse tours will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Stop by for a tour and see young plants springing to life. A map with directions to the greenhouse will be available at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.      

April 19 and 20 are also fee free days in the park to celebrate the kick-off of National Park Week. On Saturday, pick up a special Earth Day Scavenger Hunt activity sheet. Junior Ranger Activity Books are always free and available at all park visitor centers. Most of these special activities on April 19 are taking place at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center which is located on US Highway 36.      

For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park, please call the park's Information Office at (970) 586-1206.

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