Earth Week

April 11, 2014 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Cranbrook Institute of Science

Join us for family activities focused on making sustainable choices to help the Earth. Experiences will demonstrate key concepts in sustainability and engage participants in learning to minimize waste, prevent pollution, save energy and steward our most precious local natural resource--the Great Lakes. No registration needed. Free with admission.

Bridget McGovern Llewellyn, author of One Child, One Planet: Inspiration for the Young Conservationist, will be presenting a slideshow on her book at 1:30 and 3:00 pm in the auditorium. Learn more about the book at The Science Shop will be selling her book, and there will be a special opportunity for signed copies.

Special Guest Exhibitors:

  • Friends of the Rouge
  • Western Michigan University’s Core Kids Program
  • Macomb County Public Work’s Office will show you new ways to recycle.
  • Great Lakes Rain Barrels will display Rain Barrels to conserve water and prevent flooding in your yard.

Museum Activity Stations could include:

  • Guess that Phantom Load
  • Water Conservation Demonstration
  • 4R’s Recycle Relay
  • Great Lakes Geography Challenge
  • Recycled Paper Press
  • Solar Car

Arts & Crafts:

  • Build-a-fish using recycled materials.
  • Plant swamp milkweed for monarch butterflies in a seed pot made of newspaper.

Public Planetarium Programs

10:30am One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
11:30am Dinosaurs at Dusk
12:30pm Young Stargazers Sky Journey
1:30pm Michigan Sky Tonight featuring
Back to the Moon
2:30pm Dinosaurs at Dusk
3:30pm Michigan Sky Tonight
Ages 6 & Above Only
7:00pm Dinosaurs at Dusk
8:00pm Michigan Sky Tonight
9:00pmSecret Lives of Stars

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These shows are for general admission visitors. School groups and other groups may attend regularly scheduled public astronomy or entertainment shows, but are limited to 35 people per program. Private astronomy or entertainment shows for up to 75 people can be scheduled weekday mornings and afternoons throughout the school year. Further information is available on our For Teachers Web page.