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Celebrate Earth Day

Mar 21, 2017 02:06PM ● By Today's Family
Discover how clean air is important for all living things through simple and fun interactive-themed activities, games, crafts and demonstrations.  Did you know?:
  • Air is the oxygen that plants give off and people and animals need to breathe
  • Air is the carbon dioxide that people and animals exhale and plants need to survive
  • Air is the thin atmosphere that covers the earth and allows for living things to survive
  • When air flows through a tube it can make beautiful music
  • When air gets hot, it rises
  • When air is surrounded by soap, it makes bubbles
Air – It’s Everywhere!

Join the fun as Lake Metroparks celebrates Earth Day between noon and 4 pm on Sunday, April 23 at Penitentiary Glen Reservation in Kirtland.

Find out what local conservation-focused organizations and agencies are doing, and how you can do your part, to protect and clean the air we breathe at the Eco-Fair.  Browse locally made and eco-friendly merchandise for purchase at the Earth Day Marketplace.  Other activities include:
  • Take a walk along the "Air – It’s Everywhere!" trail and learn how important clean air is to us all
  • Take a tree sapling home (1 per family)
  • Meet native Ohio wildlife
  • See farm animals from Farmpark
  • Make a simple-to-make eco-friendly craft
  • Listen to live music and hear stories told by Mother Nature
  • Get trimmed at the Haircut-a-thon presented by Ladies & Gentleman Salon & Spa
  • Ride the miniature trains provided by the Lake Shore Live Steamers between 1 and 3 pm, weather permitting
  • Browse a selection of unique gift items in The Nature Store
  • Pop, popcorn and other snacks available for purchase
Trees grace our lives in many ways—from the wood used to build our homes to providing shade, cleaning the air and more.  Trees are also a work of art in themselves.  Discover the many ways local artists use wood to create both fine and functional art at the spring art show.
The Nature Center and Wildlife Center are open 9 am to 5 pm.  The Nature Store, open until 4:30 pm, is a great resource for “fun” nature-related toys, field guides for adults and children, nature-inspired t-shirts, binoculars by VORTEX, bird feeders and wildlife houses.

Penitentiary Glen Reservation is located at 8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd. in Kirtland.  The park features 424 acres of forest, fields, wetlands and 8.5 miles of hiking trails
For more info call 440-256-1404 or visit