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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A trek through the Martin Park woods may turn up some unique species of mushrooms crafted by local artist Leigh Martin. The park is installing three works of knit fiber fungi that will be displayed throughout April. Visitors will be challenged to find these special works along the Martin Park trails.

During Earth Fest, the city’s storm water quality office will raffle off a rain barrel. The drawing will be at 3 p.m., and the winning registrant must be present and able to take the rain barrel that day.

Rain barrel workshops

Before the festival, the city will host two rain barrel-making workshops, courtesy of the Oklahoma City Utilities Department and Great Plains Coca-Cola Bottling Co.

The classes start at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., and space is limited to 12 participants per class. There is no cost for the workshop, and all materials are supplied. Preregistration is required through the city’s online registration system at www.okc.gov/active. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information about Earth Fest, visit the city’s website at www.okc.gov/parks or call Martin Park Nature Center at 755-0676.