Earth festivities planned across garrison

| April 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
All Earth Day attendees will have the opportunity to express their creative side by helping to paint a beautiful mural showcasing Hawaii’s natural environment. (Island Palms Community photo)

All Earth Day attendees will have the opportunity to express their creative side by helping to paint a beautiful mural showcasing Hawaii’s natural environment. (Island Palms Community photo)

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS – Get ready for Earth Day! This year’s theme, “Four Corners of the World,” will be celebrated at two exciting events.

On April 20, Island Palm Communities and USAG-Hawaii will host its annual Earth Day Festival from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at IPC’s Kalakaua Community Center.  The popular Earth Day Passport Challenge will again come into play, so get there early.  The first 300 kids to complete the passport will receive cool prizes made form recyclable materials.
DPW also will host an up-cycling booth.  Bring an old tank top and make a one-of-kind tote. And, kids can test their knowledge and skills through activities at IPC’s SYNERGY tent.

Several cool exhibits are sure to keep family members of all ages entertained for hours, including a showcase of live exotic, but prohibited, animals from the State of Hawaii’s Quarantine Branch.

The next Earth Day celebration will be on April 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fort Shafter Flats, where USAG-HI, IPC, the 9th MSC US Army Reserve and dozens of community organizations will again team-up to share a wealth of knowledge about environmental sustainability through interactive exhibits and activities for the whole family.
All Earth Day events are free, so don’t miss out!

SYNERGY Art Contest
An exciting contest is planned surrounding Earth Day. Students in the 4th, 5th and 6th grades are invited to participate in a SYNERGY — Saving Our Nation’s Energy — art contest. Contestants are asked to create a slogan complimented by colorful artwork that promotes the conservation of our natural environment — energy, water, native plant species, or other important natural resources.  The top 12 winners will be published in in IPC’s 2016 SYNERGY Calendar, and displayed at upcoming Earth Day events.
The deadline to enter is April 15.  Winners will be announced at the Earth Day Festival on April 20.
Log on to www.Facebook/IslandPalmCommuni ties.com for more details on exhibitors and activities.

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