The Natural History Museum of Santa Maria Press Release Earth Day

Conservation Begins With Me

Phone: Lynn Fernbaugh at 928-5625 (office) or 714-1570 (cell) for additional information.

The Natural History Museum of Santa Maria is coordinating an Earth Day Celebration, scheduled for Saturday, April 22.

The theme selected this year is "Conservation Begins With Me." Activities appealing to all age groups are scheduled throughout the day, beginning with a guided walking tour of historic Santa Maria neighborhoods at 10 am, followed by opening ceremonies at 11 am in front of the Natural History Museum at 412 E. McClelland.

The day will be filled with live music, art and performers in addition to alternative energy demonstrations, environmental information and vendor booths.

Free children's craft activities and a fossil dig are also planned.

Presenters include Ryan LaPorte, who will be demonstrating the advantages of bio-diesel, Rob Engel on composting techniques, and Pete Crowheart Zavala's unique multi-faceted presentation of the significance of the environment in Native American culture.

Great White Dental will receive the special Earth Day Award in recognition of their efforts on behalf of the environment.

The event is open to the public, free of charge.

Maui Bar-b-Que will serve up delicious Hawaiian style specialties as a fund raising activity to support the Natural History Museum.

Morgan Stanley, Toyota of Santa Maria and the Home Depot have each made generous contributions to make this event possible.

If you would like to make a donation to help sponsor the event or reserve a free booth space for your earth friendly organization or business please contact Julie at 928-5725.


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