FOOT TAPPING, FROG HOPPING
EARTH DAY 2002 FAMILY FESTIVAL
AT LIBERTY STATE PARK
(02/25) JERSEY CITY--- The Department of
Environmental Protection's Liberty State Park Interpretive
Center will be hosting an "Earth Day 2002 Family Festival"
on Saturday, April 20, 2002, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m., providing entertainment and environmental education
opportunities for adults and children of all ages.
The festival will offer a diversity of
presentations, demonstrations and activities, including
live animals, storytelling, musical entertainment, nature
tours, theatrical performances and a live falconry demonstration.
The Earth Day 2002 Family Festiv al is sponsored by Liberty
State Park, the Friends of Liberty State Park and the Liberty
State Park Conservancy.
Special activities include:
The Wildlife Conservation Society's
Wildlife Theater Players -- presenting innovative, amusing
and educational skits: Croaking in the Night, The Metamorphosis
Boogie, The Great Treasure Hunt, and The Mystery of Great
Blue Heron Marsh. (2 p.m., Main Stage)
(The WCS Wildlife Theater Players perform regularly at
New York City's Central Park Zoo)
Flight of the Falcon-- Nationally
renowned Ray Pena, the Master Falconer, will thrill audiences
with his show of hawks, owls and falcons. (4 p.m.Main Stage)
DIRECTIONS: Liberty State
Park is located in Jersey City, Exit 14B off the New Jersey
Turnpike. Follow signs to the Interpretive Center on Freedom
The Liberty State Park Interpretive
Center, located on Freedom Way within Liberty State Park,
features environmental and historical exhibits that focus
on the changing Hudson River and the surrounding area. The
center houses an auditorium and classroom space and offers
programs for school and youth groups, and the public. Liberty
State Park provides habitat for numerous resident and migratory
birds and is a valuable local resource where people can
learn about and interact with the environment.
Park Service Earth Day Activities
April 13, 2002
Spring Conservation Volunteer Day
Forest Resource Education Center in Jackson
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Earth Day Festival Celebration
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park
12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.
April 20, 2002
Earth Day Celebration
Belleplain State Forest Interpretive Center
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Spring Beauties, A Look at Wildflowers
on Earth Day
Six Mile Run Reservoir Site
Earth Day Celebration
Cheesequake State Park
Earth Day Garden Clean Up
Ringwood State Park
New Jersey State Botanical Gardens
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
April 21, 2002
Earth Day at Wharton State Forest
Wharton State Forest
Earth Day, Kid's Day
Cape May Point State Park