Macomb’s Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 24, at Macomb Junior-Senior High School is getting a boost from FIG this year in the form of a $250 sponsorship. The FIG Board wants to recognize and support events, individuals and organizations that help to build environmentally sustainable communities in Western Illinois and Macomb’s Earth Day celebration fits that criteria very well. Here is the official announcement for the event.
Earth Day Fair 2010 – Celebration of the Prairie
Saturday, April 24th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
At Macomb Junior-Senior High School Commons
1525 S. Johnson Street
Sponsored by: Environmentally Concerned Citizens, Western Prairie Audubon Society, Macomb High School Ecology Club, Food Initiatives Group, Macomb Beautiful, LaMoine River Ecosystem Partnership
9:00 Fair Begins!
10:00 Prairie Potting– Seed Textures, Types, and Strategies
Table Activity with Brian ‘Fox’ Ellis and Audubon Society
11:00 Raptors 101: Show with Live Birds (barn owl, peregrine falcon, red-tailed hawk, turkey vulture)– Jacques Nuzzo & Jane Seitz, Illinois Raptor Center Gym
12:00 Native American Games — Brian ‘Fox’ Ellis
1:00 Storytelling – Prairie Fire Performance – Brian ‘Fox’ Ellis
2:00 Raptors 101: Show with Live Birds (barn owl, peregrine falcon, red-tailed hawk, turkey )– Jacques Nuzzo & Jane Seitz, Illinois Raptor Center Gym
3:00 Climate Change Effects on Midwest, Dr. Redina Herman (in classroom)
Lunch/Snacks: Wholesome foods offered by Cornucopia, a natural food store in Galesburg
A Glance at the Commons….
WIU: Biology Department, Institute for Environmental Studies, others
The Nature Quilt Project (painting squares for the prairie quilt)
Sponsor tables – ECC, WPAS, FIG
A wide diversity of green vendors and organizations displaying information, offering activities, and selling products! Free mulch from Macomb City tree cutting.
All events are free and handicapped accessible.