EARTH DAY FESTIVAL
Saturday, April 12, 8am-Noon
8a.m.–Noon Reduce, Reuse, Recyle Rummage Sale
Come shop the sale and support D-HNC and other vendors
8a.m.-Noon: Plant Exchange and Plant Sale
Bring a plant/take a plant or purchase native species grown from our greenhouse.
9a.m.-Noon: Green Guardian Work Day
Sign up to help remove invasive species or plant new trees at 9a.m., 10a.m., or 11a.m. Dress for the outdoors and bring your own gloves if you have them. The main event is battling invasive species at the Douglas-Hart Nature Center, so we are asking volunteers to come dressed as a Green Guardian, protectors of earth. Prizes will be awarded for the best Green Guardian costume, but make sure you can still move around and work outside in your costume. Green Guardians come in all shapes, sizes, and ages, so adults let’s see your best costume too! Green Guardian work times start at 9am, 10am, and 11am. Don’t forget work gloves and small hand tools if you have them. All Green Guardians will be awarded for their good deeds with refreshments afterwards. Be sure to sign up for a time today, especially if you are bringing a large group or scout troop. This is your chance to be a super-hero to the Douglas-Hart Nature Center
9a.m.-Noon: Crafts, Games and Activities
Learn to upcycle – create something new from an old item and play special Earth Day games and activities like figuring out who polluted the Embarrass River or designing your own 400 Acre Wood.
Purchase popcorn, beverages, and other goodies throughout the morning.
Don't miss these special experiences happening right now at the nature center from unique flowers in bloom, or migrating birds, nesting sites and more. Who knows how long these chance encounters will last....hope to see you on the trails soon.
Welcome to the Douglas-Hart Nature Center!
2204 DeWitt Avenue East
Mattoon, IL 61938
Monday - Friday 8am-4pm
Trails are open daily sunrise to sunset.