Manitoba

FortWhyte hosts day of eco-conscious activities for Earth Day

Swarms of eco-conscious kids and parents gathered at Fort Whyte over the weekend to celebrate Earth Day.

Workshops teach kids about environmental stewardship

Dozens of kids and parents took in Earth Day celebrations at Fort Whyte Sunday. Kids' CBC host Patty Sullivan and television rock star puppy Bookaboo put on a story-telling session for the young ones in the audience. (CBC)

Swarms of kids and parents gathered at FortWhyte Alive over the weekend to celebrate Earth Day.

The annual international day of eco-awareness actually took place Friday, but that didn't keep the crowds from taking part in fun, green activities at FortWhyte Sunday.

CBC Manitoba meteorologist John Sauder gave kids a run-down on how to understand weather patterns, and Kids' CBC host Patty Sullivan was also on hand. She and television rock star puppy Bookaboo put on a story-telling session for the young ones in the audience.
CBC Manitoba meteorologist John Sauder explains weather patterns to a group of kids at the Earth Day event. (CBC)

The centre, now in its 50th year, hosted entertaining workshops designed to teach kids about environmental stewardship.

"We learned about pollution-ing [sic]. Pollution-ing is not very good for the earth," one boy told CBC News.

"When there's garbage on the ground, it can be a risk to animals or humans, so it's a risk to everyone and it's good to clean up," another youngster added.

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