|Sat, 21 April 2012|
|11:00 AM||to||4:00 PM|
EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
AT HARTWICK PINES STATE PARK
April 21, 2012
11 a.m. Birding Hike along the Old Growth Trail
Location: Meet at the Back Deck of the Visitor Center
Program Duration: Approx. 1 hour; 1mile walk
Walk with an experienced birder along the Old Growth Trail and learn how to be a successful birder. A wide variety of birds can be found (and heard) along the Old Growth Trail. How many can you find?
1 p.m. SPECIAL MOVIE PRESENTATION
GREEN FIRE: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time
Location: Visitor Center Auditorium
Program Duration: Approx. 73 minutes
This recently released movie invites the audience into Aldo Leopold’s writing and thoughts on conservation, a perfect way to celebrate Earth Day! Carrie Scott (USFS) will introduce the movie and engage the audience in conversation about the movie.
2 p.m. Birding along the AuSable Trail
Location: Meet at the Visitor Center’s Front Desk
Program Duration: Approx. 2 hours; 3 ½ mile hike
This guided hike along the AuSable Trail invites you to take in the beauty of spring migration. You’ll hear (and hopefully see) a variety of warblers, sparrows and thrushes. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes for the trail is not paved.
ALL DAY ACTIVITIES
AuSable-Manistee Fiber Guild: Location, Visitor Center Classroom; Watch and learn how these ladies weave their creations with natural materials.
Bird House Plans: Location, Visitor Center; Several build-your-own birdhouse plans are on display. Take home a plan and make a birdhouse to put up at your house.
Arts & Crafts Activities: Location, Visitor Center; Spring means warmer weather and that means butterflies will emerge soon. Come and make your very own tie-dyed butterfly!
Contact: Craig Kasmer