Don’t forget, this year the Science Museum of Minnesota is celebrating Earth Day one day early. This Saturday, April 20, join me in celebrating with the Science Museum of Minnesota’s fun earth day activities! The Science Museum of Minnesota wants us to be aware of the world around us, and this day brings all of us together to celebrate this special Earth Day/NASA Climate Day 2013! This year’s event will feature:
- Warner Nature Center
- Will Steger Foundation
- Heartfelt Gifts and Crafts
- Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center
- Kitchen Pantry Scientist
- Astronaut Abby
From 1 to 4 p.m., the museum’s 2013 Earth Day event will feature hands-on activities that focus on environmental stewardship. There will also be live “Love the Earth” music from Twin Cities entertainers Matt Wilson and John Munson (performace starts at 2 p.m. on the Atrium Stage on level 3). Additionally, Minnesota Public Radio chief meteorologist Paul Huttner will deliver a keynote address exploring our changing climate at 3 p.m.
The Science Museum of Minnesota’s new exhibit, the Future Earth exhibition, also opens that day! The exhibition explores the fact that humans are both the dominant agents of global climate change and the innovators who have it within our power to keep our planet thriving well into the future – it would be a great exhibition to check out while you’re enjoying the Earth Day event.
As if all of this excitement wasn’t enough, I will also be at the Science Museum of Minnesota for Earth Day! Just like I did last year, I’ll be working with Liz Heineke of Kitchen Pantry Scientist to run a table of Kitchen Pantry Science demonstrations for kids as part of as the Earth Day/NASA Climate Day Celebration. We’ll be doing exciting hands-on STEM education demonstrations – it’s going to be a blast!
Earth Day/NASA Climate Day festivities are free with museum admission. There are so many great aspects of the event and I’m so excited to be a part of it! It’s going to be lots of fun – come out and celebrate Earth Day with me!
Photo credit: Science Museum of Minnesota