The CW50 Street Team had a blast at the Leslie Science and Nature Center for the Ann Arbor Earth Day Festival. Friends and family from throughout the community came out to see live animal demonstrations, participate in hands-on activities and crafts, enjoy live entertainment, and learn about ways to be more environmentally friendly. The annual festival featured environmental groups and organizations from around the area looking to inform the public on important environmental causes. Shawn from the National Community County Parks said, “One of the biggest issues for wildlife is invasive species.”

Street team members Scotty and Aaron were amazed by lizards and snakes in the Critter House. Kids were thrilled to interact with the animals, including a Bald Eagle. Krystle and Jennifer were impressed by the creative animal costumes kids showed up in. One of the costumes that stood out the most was a little boy named Corbin dressed up as a Porcupine. Corbin said that he loves all animals and his favorite part of the event was the National Park.

The festival was a fun-filled and informative way to celebrate Earth Day. Everybody who came out had a great time and learned about the all the different ways to help protect the environment.

To learn more about programs and events at the Leslie Science and Nature Center, visit


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