Earth Day Events

"Trash People" at National Geographic's Explorers Hall.
"Trash People" at National Geographic's Explorers Hall. (By Kate Baylor ©2008 National Geographic)
Friday, April 18, 2008

These are among the area events scheduled to mark Earth Day:

"TRASH PEOPLE," an exhibition of 50 life-size figures sculpted from trash by HA Schult. Open Monday-Saturday 9 to 5, Sunday 10 to 5, through June 8. Explorers Hall, National Geographic, 17th and M streets NW. 202-857-7588. FREE

ROCK CREEK CLEANUP Saturday 9 to 11. Help tidy the banks of Rock Creek near the National Zoo. Register at 8:30 at the zoo's picnic area adjacent to Amazonia. At 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-633-4800. FREE

ELIZABETH HARTWELL EAGLE FESTIVAL Saturday 10 to 4. Exhibits, hands-on activities. Ceremony honoring officials at 11; a rehabilitated bald eagle will be released at noon. Mason Neck State Park, 7301 High Point Rd., Lorton. 703-339-2385. FREE

SCIENCE CENTER FESTIVAL Saturday noon to 4. Displays by eco-friendly companies; recycling relay races to separate paper from plastic; papermaking and stenciling workshops. Museum admission, depending on options selected, $13.50-$19, ages 4 to 12 $9-$13. Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St., Baltimore. 410-685-5225.

"EARTH DAY EVERY DAY" Sunday at noon, interactive program for ages 8 to 10. Reservations required. North Tract, Patuxent Research Refuge, on Route 198 between Route 32 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, Laurel. 301-497-5760. FREE

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION Sunday 1 to 4. Educational programs and trail maintenance. North Tract, Patuxent Research Refuge, on Route 198 between Route 32 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, Laurel. 301-497-5760. FREE

"GREEN DC DAY" Monday 10 to 4. Environmental and energy exhibits. Freedom Plaza, 13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. 202-741-5326 or 202-741-5325. FREE

BIRD TOUR Tuesday at 8:15 for ages 16 and older. North Tract, Patuxent Research Refuge, on Route 198 between Route 32 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, Laurel. 301-497-5760. FREE

"HUMAN FOOTPRINT" Tuesday at noon, a feature-length film dramatizes the human impact on the environment. Grosvenor Auditorium, National Geographic, 1600 M St. NW. 202-857-7700. FREE

NATURE WALK Tuesday at 5, along Marumsco Marsh in Veterans Memorial Regional Park, 14300 Featherstone Rd., Woodbridge. 703-491-2183. FREE

ANACOSTIA RIVER CLEANUP April 26 from 8:30 to noon. Help at about 30 sites in the District and Maryland. 301-699-6204, http://www.anacostiaws.org or http://www.earthshare.org. FREE


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