Garrison kicks off Earth Day

| April 6, 2012 | 0 Comments
Earth Month

Earth Month

Celebrate Earth Day with exhibits, activities and live entertainment, plus enjoy the annual Funfest with games, rides and inflatables from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., April 7, at Weyand Field, Schofield Barracks.

Activities follow:
•8:30-9:30 a.m., Enchanted Breakfast; purchase tickets at the Leisure Travel Office, Schofield Barracks, or call 655-9971.
•9 a.m.-2 p.m., Fun Fest; features games, rides, inflatables and entertainment by School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration, and Skills Unlimited, or SKIES, and Travel Fair.
•9 a.m.-2 p.m., Earth Day 2012; features exhibits from the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative, Blue Planet Foundation, Solar City, Tetra Tech, Aqua Engineering, and the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary.
•10 a.m.-1 p.m., Fun Fest photos with the Easter Bunny.


Schedule of events

•April 7, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Sills and Weyand fields, Schofield Barracks. Fun Fest and Earth Day Festival. Learn about environmental sustainability through interactive exhibits. Also, enjoy an enchanted character breakfast, live entertainment, travel fair, food, rides, games and Easter activities as part of Fun Fest. Call 656-3103 or 687-8313.


•April 7, 9-10 a.m., Weyand Field, Schofield Barracks, and April 28, 9-10 a.m., Fort Shafter Flats. Trash-Formation Art contest with entries submitted at the Earth Day Festivals. Find entry forms at Island Palm Communities’ centers, Sgt. Yano and Fort Shafter libraries, and online at Art pieces must convey the message, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” and be assembled from repurposed materials. Call 687-8313 or Sgt. Yano Library 655-8001.


•April 11, 10-11 a.m., Palm Circle gazebo, Fort Shafter. A historic tour of Palm Circle. Take a walking tour of this historic landmark with an architect who specializes in historic architecture. Call 655-9734 or 656-6790.


•April 11, 7-8:30 p.m., Barbers Point Coast Guard Station. Endangered species presentation for Scout Troop 126. Call 656-7741.


•April 12, 19, 26, 8-11 a.m., Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield, Fort Shafter. Greening Your Workspace event. Environmental teams will visit offices and motor pools to help make the workspaces “greener,” including setting up recycling containers, adjusting printer settings, and finding ways to conserve energy. Call 656-3085/3094.


•April 14 , 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Windward Mall Earth Day, Kaneohe. OANRP will be joining other conservation organizations with an exhibit focusing on Oahu’s endangered plants and animals and the support by the Army’s Natural Resources Program to protect these fragile treasures. Call 656-7741.


•April 18, 3-4:30 p.m., Kalakaua Community Center, 2535 Waianae Uka Ave., Schofield Barracks, and April 11, 25; 3-4:30 p.m., Aliamanu Community Center, 182 Kauhini Rd. Participate in the interactive “Who is caring for our Hawaiian Forests?” followed by the Discovery Chanel’s “Planet Earth.” Call 687-8313.


•April 18, 3-4 p.m., Aliamanu Community Center. I Got the Power Game Show, sponsored by Island Palm Communities. The first 40 residents who sign-up for this live game show on the day of the event will compete in a physical challenge elimination round, then test their knowledge of energy conservation and U.S. Army utility program. All contestants will receive a complimentary “mahalo” gift; the winner will receive $100. Call 687-8313.


•April 18 and 25, 10:30-11 a.m., Schofield Barracks. Tour Hale Kula Elementary School. Learn about the school’s Sustainable Outdoor Classroom through student-led tours of the working garden, rainwater harvesting system and native plant gardens. Call 656-3086.


•April 18 and 25, 2-3 p.m., Brostrom Community Center, Fort Shafter. Storm drain marker emplacement. Soldier-supported activity to mark storm drains with the important pollution prevention messages. Call 656-3086.


•April 19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Bioretention/Rain Garden Clean-up, Building 766 parking lot, Schofield Barracks. Bio-retention and rain garden clean-up with 70th Engineer Battalion, 130th Eng. Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command. Soldier-supported cleanup to maintain water quality improvement bioretention feature that treats storm water runoff from the parking lot. Call 656-3086.


•April 20, various times/locations, the Amazing Tree Race. Celebration of the national observance of Arbor Day tree planting will take place on four installations: 10 a.m. Fort Shafter; noon, Aliamanu; 2 p.m., Helemano; and 4 p.m., Wheeler Army Airfield. Tree-planting ceremonies are the first step in attaining Tree City USA recognition for each installation. Call 687-8313.


•April 21, 7:30 a.m.-noon, Mauka to Makai Bike Path Cleanup. Meet at Blaisdell Park in Honolulu to assist in the clean-up of the Bike Path that stretches from Pearl Harbor to Waipahu. Call 438-1600, ext. 3307.


•April 22, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Kahanahaiki, Makua Military Reservation. Volunteer service trip to clean out invasive weeds for two hours along a moderately challenging trail. Hike will include a detour to view Makua Valley and leeward coast. Volunteer application must be received at Oahu Army Natural Resource Program at least two weeks prior to the event. Minimum age 14. Call 656-7741.


•April 24, time/specific motor pool to be determined. Live demonstration of bio-based “green” products.

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