Earth Fair OBX III

Filed under: Roanoke Island by roanokeisland on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

 Celebrate this year’s Earth Day at the third annual OBX Earth Fair Saturday, April 26, at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute, 850 NC 345, in Wanchese.

A number of local organizations team up to provide an afternoon of family fun, featuring lots of  hands-on activities throughout the facility and on surrounding grounds.

The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island brings Enviroscape, an interactive model for demonstrating how water can become polluted when it travels over land, streets, yards and through storm drains. The model also points out how our personal actions can affect the health of our oceans, sounds and waterways.

Earth Day features an ongoing speaker series by local professionals and a student film festival by the Monitor’s National Marine Sanctuary Youth Working Group. New this year will be the incorporation of outdoor activities along the canal and wetlands at the institute’s facility.

Event participants receive a passport to complete during a journey through the Earth Fair, which can be used for a free entry into a raffle for the chance to win great prizes. Additional raffle tickets are available for $1.

Earth Day is free and open to the public and made possible by support from the N.C. Coastal Federation, UNC Coastal Studies Institute, N.C. Sea Grant, Jockey’s Ridge State Park, Monitor National Marine Sanctuary and Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Join us for Earth Fair OBX III to learn more about local organizations that are working to educate, protect, and promote sustainability. The event will be held rain or shine.