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Celebrate Earth Day at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center

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Earth DayJoin your friends and neighbors in celebrating Earth Day with the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center (GEHC) on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Visitors will enjoy a wide range of activities, including games, guided nature hikes, crafts, solar t-shirt screening, face painting, organic popcorn and much more.

In addition, special programming will allow you to meet a real life Great Horned Owl and discover the types of wildlife you can find in your own backyard.# The Great Horned Owl presentation will take place at 11 a.m.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to experience Peanuts..Naturally, a traveling exhibit that takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz”s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects, and interactive stations. Guests get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,”# trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain, and clouds), gardening, and Charlie Brown”s EPA escapade. Scientifically-oriented interactive stations allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world.

“The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center believes that the wonders of our Earth should be celebrated every day but the GEHC is getting in on the fun of Earth Day, too,”# said Jason West, director of programming and development. “I can”t think of a better way to honor our amazing planet than by spending time exploring, playing, and learning at the GEHC.”

Pricing for this special program is $5 for ages 13 and up and $3 for ages 12 and under.# Children ages 2 and under and GEHC members are admitted free. For more information, visit www.gwinnettEHC.org.