Live music on a solar-powered stage, recyclable art projects and plenty of “trash talk” are coming to south Lee and Collier.
It’s a weekend of nature-filled events to celebrate Earth Day, designated in 1970 as a day to highlight the nation’s environmental concerns.
“There is so much protection that needs to be done for the earth, and it really raises awareness for people,” said Bobbie Lee Gruninger, organizer for the 12th annual Earth Day Festival at Koreshan State Historic Site in Estero.
On Saturday, guides at Koreshan will take festival guests on nature tours through the park, situated along the Estero River.
Children will be able to crawl into a replica of the Earth and learn how the layers formed, build a sculpture from recyclable materials, play in a dinosaur bone yard, view creatures through microscopes and try their hands at composting.