Archive for April 4th, 2007

Earth Day in State Parks

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife

April 22, 1970 marked the first celebration of Earth Day, the goal of which was to highlight the needs of the planet, and to instill a sense of planetary stewardship among citizens. The message continues. This month, you can participate in Earth Day events at state parks throughout Texas.

On Saturday, April 14th, from 9 to 5, Brazos Bend State Park offers a full day of family fun. Participate in nature hikes and attend historical interpretations. You can experience hands-on activities and demonstrations from local and national conservation groups.

Colorado Bend State Park hosts an Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 21st from 9 to 5. Bring a friend and a picnic lunch and enjoy the beauty of this unique area of the Texas Hill Country. Take a guided tour along one of the many trails, and visit Gorman Falls and Gorman cave.

Finally, spend Tuesday, April 24th learning in the outdoors at Lake Texana. Study the wide array of native trees, and make leaf prints. Afterwards, plant a native tree you’ve brought or plant one provided by the park. Relax with a cool night hike in the woodlands of the Navidad River.

Information about Earth Day events can be found on the Texas Parks & Wildlife website.

That’s our show for today…with research and writing help from Loren Seeger. For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti