While we should be aware of environmental issues and global warning year round, Ocean City presents its Earth Day Celebration on Sunday, April 20, from noon to 4pm at the Bayside Center. The event will be open to the public at noon with an awards ceremony beginning at 1pm honoring environmental leaders. Boating tours through the back bays will be offered through the Wetlands Institute at the Earth Day Celebration as well as throughout the summer. The event also includes activities for children such as an inflatable bounce castle, entertainment with the Turtle Singers and Tucker's Tales puppet show, and other activities. There will be over 20 exhibits by environmental organizations. Local Ocean City restaurants will provide food.
Also on hand will be piano man Danny Kean and Elvis performer Ted Prior. A solar-powered video camera has been installed to record live action at the osprey nest directly across from the Bayside Center. The live footage will be displayed on a flat screen television inside the Center. Go green by riding your bike to the event. You can also bring your old cell phone and donate to it to the City's recycling program that benefits the Help Them Call Home campaign.
-- Lori Hoffman
Ocean City Earth Day, Sunday, April 20, noon-4pm, Bayside Center, Bay Ave. between 5th & 6th streets. Free admission. For more info, call 525-9333.
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