Earth Fest 2010 set for Saturday

SHERBURNE – Rogers Environmental Education Center, in partnership with the Chenango County Environmental Management Council and Friends of Rogers, Inc., will hold its annual Earth Fest on Saturday, in celebration of Earth Day, May Day and Arbor Day.

The yearly gathering, which typically draws upwards of 500 people, will feature a host of activities for attendees of all ages to enjoy, including canoeing and kayaking tryouts on the Cunningham Ice Pond, artist demonstrations, a variety of “green” games, raffles, a tree and shrub giveaway (wild raisin, witch hazel, red oak, mountain ash, scotch pine and red cedar will be available), fly tying and casting and much more, according to Rogers Environmental Educator Laura Carey, who added that the “hilarious” Ithaca-based Compost Theater will once again return to the festival.

“This is a fun way to get people outside and connected with nature,” said Carey, who coordinates Earth Fest. “We want to help people find ways to have fun outside, observing nature, fishing, hiking or boating. It’s good for our health and the health of the planet.”

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