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Elachee, GEHC celebrate Earth Day
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A busy Earth Day celebration is planned for children and adults from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Elachee Nature Science Center. The experienced nature education staff and volunteers will provide a variety of fun and engaging educational activities for children, including live animal programs, woodland hikes, arts and crafts and face painting. While the children are engaged in playful learning, adults may attend a series of backyard conservation workshops from experts including: “Green Roofs and Rainwater Harvesting” — Julie Evans of the Fockele Garden Company “The Basics of Effective Tree Planting” — arborist Odis Sisk of Global Tree Preservation “Backyard Composting” — Peter Gordon of Elachee Nature Science Center “Energy Conservation in the Home” — Tim Bala, Lanier Technical College Plus, guests may tour the new “E-House,” an energy-efficient demonstration home, complete with solar panels, a “Solatube” skylight, sustainable building components that save energy and money, and xeriscaping, which is a special type of landscaping reducing or eliminating the need for supplemental water from irrigation.