Martin Park Nature Center in Oklahoma City offers eco-friendly fun during Earth Fest

Martin Park Nature Center in Oklahoma City will host a party for the planet from 1 to 4 p.m. April 12 during Earth Fest.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: March 20, 2014
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Martin Park Nature Center will host a party for the planet from 1 to 4 p.m. April 12 during Earth Fest.

Earth Fest is an eco-friendly family festival that is part of the city’s Earth Month activities.

The park is at 5000 W Memorial Road.

Ecology education exhibits, a rain barrel workshop and raffle, alternative fuel cars, kids’ activities and an outdoor art exhibition are part of the event.

Eco-enthusiasts of all ages can enjoy interactive educational booths and displays where local experts will share information on aquaponics, composting with worms, beehive management and Blue Thumb water testing.

Participants can learn to dye fabrics with the sun and how to take part in online groups to track and monitor migrating bird and insect species. Also, the city’s fleet management office will exhibit CNG- and electric-powered vehicles.

Earth-friendly activities for kids will include making terrariums and flower pots from recycled materials, making bird feeders from bagels and making water cycle bracelets. Kids can then test their recycling know-how during the recycle relay race.

Mother Nature and Terry the Trashasaurus from OKC Beautiful will tell children about the effects of litter on the planet, while Cycler the Robot from Waste Management will talk about how to recycle at home. The city’s Wayne Drop will hand out information about keeping Oklahoma City’s waterways pollution-free.