Since 1970, more than 20 million
Americans have come together to educate the world about the environmental crisis
and the catastrophic results that have wreaked havoc on our planet. To
counteract these measures, waves of action are launched each year to help
restore what humanity has destroyed.
As a community, we have the power to
change the world. The Laredo College Environmental Science Center will be
joining the movement by commemorating Earth Day with a family-friendly
educational outing this upcoming April 18.
This year’s commemoration is
surrounded by the 2020 theme of climate action. Our center has been in constant
partnership with local organizations that have taken advantage of the vast
opportunities to better our environment. Therefore, those who attend will be
treated to an earth-loving day that marks 50 years since the first time our
Earth was celebrated.
Visitors can start the day
birdwatching on the Paso del Indio Trail Walk. We’ll be meeting at 7:30 a.m. to
enjoy the nature that surrounds the area. Photographers are welcomed to capture
the environment’s astonishing views.
A guided tour of the center will be
followed by the birdwatch for the early comers.
Other activities that will be part of
this celebration are children activities, the exciting kid’s zipline and booths
with educational information on climate change and the future of humanity. We
cannot forget the delicious food that will be sold by various local food trucks
that will be parked right outside the center.
Various native plants and organic
produce will also be available for sale, including wild olive trees, spiny
hackberry shrubs, thorn crested agave and pipe organ cacti. Price range depends
on the produce, plant and/or size.
That is not all! Attendees are going
to be delighted by the beautiful animals in our science center and will have
the opportunity to be photographed with some of our cutest turtles and our
To add to the excitement, our
experts will be showing attendees all about our gators and will be doing a
gator feeding for everyone to enjoy.
Children will also be treated to a
fun Easter egg hunt filled with fun and surprises.
Entrance to the center for the Earth
Day anniversary is free and open to the public. The commemoration will begin at
9 a.m. and will continue until 2 p.m.
For more information, contact the
LBVESC at (956) 764-5701.