- NASA astronaut, Mario Runco, Jr. has
spent 551 hours in space and will share his experiences with Earth Day
participants several times throughout the day. At 6:15 Runco will present
a slide show on the mysteries of our solar system
- There will be environmental booths
on display from local environmental agencies, businesses and organizations,
free planetarium shows every half hour, free food and beverages, door prizes,
a dunking booth, the "Wings on Eagles" exhibit and much more.
- Children can learn how to be astronomers
by looking at sun spots through special telescopes. They can also enjoy
parrot show sponsored by Rainforest Cafe and can participate in duck races
for a chance to win a science kit. Kids can also participate in bug studies,
seed planting, leaf painting, clay modeling, face painting and more.
- For entertainment, adults and children
can enjoy a variety of musical sounds ranging from acoutistic guitar to
the didgeridoo, a musical instrument that makes naturelike sounds, to the
funky sound of Denton band, Abner Doubleday.
- Catch up on designs of environmentally
conscious vehicles like the Hybrid Toyota car which runs on a combination
of gas and electricity, or check out the Solar Car from the Winston School
and the CoolN2Car from UNT which runs on liquid nitrogen.
- Learn more about the physical world
and principals by watching demonstrations such as, Double Ball Drop, Liquid
Nitrogen & Balloons and Seat of Nails, given by the Mean Green Physics
- Earth Day celebratants can do more
than celebrate Earth Day, they can be a part of the festivities and bring
their recyclable goods (paper, glass, aluminum and textiles) to the bins
at the EESAT Building.
- "The spirit of this Earth Day
celebration is to bring together people from all sectors of the community
so that we can celebrate our environment and develop relationships to preserve
it," said Ken Dickson, Director of the Institute of Applied Sciences.
- Kiersten Dieterle, public communications
coordinator for Denton Municipal Utilities, expressed her positive views
on partnering with the EESAT team on this year's Earth Day activities.
"It's a great opportunity for both organizations to partner together
to help promote environmental education and awareness in Denton."