The Marion Natural History Museum hosted their very first Earth Day Celebration on April 19, providing little ones with activities that focused on our planet and stimulated their senses. There was a make your own planet earth pinwheel table, a station to decorate your own “Earth cookie” with green and blue icing, a puppet show stage, and a boat load of Legos to play with while the sounds of croaking frogs and crickets played in the background. Kids also planted their own seeds into small containers of soil to take home and watch grow. Museum Director Elizabeth Leidhold said she was thrilled to offer the Earth Day activities to the community and hopes it catches on more next year. “If it weren’t such a nice day outside maybe more people would have come to it,” said Leidhold about the nearly perfect spring day outside the Saturday before Easter.
By Jean Perry