Earth Day: ‘Seas’ the Day at the Yacht Club
Celebrate the 48th anniversary of Earth Day at the Cape Coral Yacht Club this Sunday for an informational, fun afternoon.
Cape Coral Parks & Recreation Department senior recreation specialist Jennifer Bice said instead of holding their annual Evening Under the Sea event, this year they decided to hold “Seas” the Day to mark Earth Day.
“We decided to do an event on Earth Day and have it outside with the hope to bring people in,” she said of the free event to take place from 1 to 4 p.m. inside the beach pavilion.
A beach clean-up will kick off at 1 p.m. Those interested in participating are asked to meet behind the pavilion.
The event also will feature lots of environmental information.
The Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife, Charlotte Harbour Aquatic Preserve, Turtle Time and Nature on Wheels will be among the organizations passing out information on how to help preserve the environment, as well as literature on marine conservation.
A children’s arts and crafts area, which will require the purchase of a $5 wristband, will feature several different activities. One will be participation in a puppet show while learning about sea creatures.
Bice said parents can video tape the puppet show, and take photographs.
In addition, there will be obstacle course beach games, free for those who wish to participate.
The city wanted to hold the Earth Day event to build awareness.
“We have such a beautiful park. We want to teach our young people the importance of maintaining the beauty and protecting our sea life,” she said.
A marine biologist who has worked with the department for a while and who coordinates the annual summer camp – Beach Buddies and Beach Bums – is helping coordinate the Earth Day celebration.
There will be information about the Yacht Club, as well as the summer programs on hand during the event as well.
“Seas” the Day is sponsored by the Parks & Rec. The Cape Coral Yacht Club is at 5819 Driftwood Parkway
For more information call (239) 574-0806.