11th Annual Earth Day Kids Fest

11th Annual Earth Day Kids Fest

Hosted by the Captain Planet Foundation and the Chattahoochee Nature Center

Presenting Sponsorship by Macy’s Foundation

Join us in this planetary initiative as we join together locally in 2013

ATLANTA – January 7, 2013 –The 11th Annual Earth Day Kids Fest (EDKF) hosted by the Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) and the Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC) is Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 10am to 3pm. This year’s theme is “Healthy Kids, Healthy Planet”!

EDKF is a highly-motivational action packed and FUN Eco-Event where children and youth learn how to become great stewards of the planet we all call home.  Through engaging hands-on activities and live performances, kids are given the power to lead the way in preserving and protecting our natural resources and biological diversity. Held on the grounds of the Chattahoochee Nature Center, this exciting, family experience is brought to the community by the Macy’s Foundation as presenting sponsor with the City of Roswell, and the Atlanta Journal Constitution also sponsoring.

The day will offer a fantastic array of “edutainment” to engage and entertain families.  Start the morning off with a handshake and photo opportunity with the world’s first and only eco-superhero, Captain Planet! Laughing Pizza is excited to appear at the festival and to bring their power packed musical performance on stage. And things will get a little wild with live native animal presentations by CNC!  Look for much more excitement this year as the planning is underway to provide an entirely new experience for attendees.  You’ll always enjoy the face painting and canoe paddling on the pond, but don’t be surprised to see some new famous faces. A green Eco-Village marketplace will provide guests a place to peruse an array of earth-friendly household goods and ideas to green both homes and businesses.  Numerous local organizations will be on hand to help attendees explore eco-themes and get in the spirit to Be a Planeteer!  Bring your old cell phones and corks to recycle and check back about what else you can do to participate in the local Earth Day action.

Admission is: $6 for Child/$10 Adult/$7 Seniors 65+/$7 Students 13-18/ Kids 2 and under FREE.  Ride a bike from home to receive free admission!  Please carpool as parking is limited, but a complimentary shuttle bus service from St. Francis School near the corner of Willeo/Azalea and Highway 120 is available.

For more information on this annual family-friendly event, please contact Rebecca Gilbert at r.gilbert@chattnaturecenter.org, 770-992-2055 x 236 or the Captain Planet Foundation, 404.522.4270 or You may also log on to www.captainplanetfdn.org or www.chattnaturecenter.org for more details.

About Chattahoochee Nature Center

Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC) is located at 9135 Willeo Road in Roswell, Ga., and can be reached by phone at 770-992-2055 x 228. CNC is dedicated to introducing people to the ecology of the Chattahoochee River watershed and works to provide a learning environment that allows people to better understand their impact on the natural world and make informed decisions. Please visit them online at www.chattnaturecenter.org.