The Springfield Science Museum will hold its 17th annual Earth Day celebration with a family festival on the Quadrangle green (indoors if it rains) and a city-wide clean-up of Springfield parks and conservation lands.
Earth Day Festival: Sunday, April 22 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Face painting by the Northeast Center for Youth and Families Paper making Renewable energy demonstrations Free tree seedlings from the Springfield Forestry Division Casting lessons from the Mass. Wildlife Angler Education Program Demonstrations of environmental projects by students from the High School of Science & Technology Live koi display by the Pioneer Valley Water Garden & Koi Club Free ice cream from Friendly's Other environmental exhibits by the Center for Environmental Technology/ReStore Home Improvement Center, Kosmo Solar, the Springfield DPW, the Springfield Water & Sewer Commission, Pioneer Valley Aquarium Society, ECOS, Chicopee River Watershed Council, Starbucks Coffee, Keep Springfield Beautiful campaign, Connecticut River Watershed Council, Western Massachusetts Electric Company, Keller-Williams, and Carlson GMAC Real Estate. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.: Environmental songs by the Blue Grass band known as "The Boys of the Landfill" 11:30 a.m.: Live owls, hawks and other majestic birds of prey presented by Tom Ricardi of the Massachusetts Bird of Prey Rehabilitation Program Great American Clean-up: Saturday, April 28, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. The Science Museum is partnering with Keep Springfield Beautiful to remove trash from public parks and conservation areas in Springfield. The Science Museum's clean-up team will meet at Duggan Middle School, 1015 Wilbraham Road in Springfield. Gloves, trash bags, buckets and directions to cleanup sites will be provided. A complimentary lunch will be served. To volunteer for the clean-up or for more information about the festival, please call Dan Augustino at the Science Museum, 413-263-6800, ext. 404.