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22 Apr, 2013 | News

CCBQ Hosts Fourth Annual Earth Day Celebration

CCBQ celebrated its Fourth Annual Earth Day at the Queens Community Center in Astoria, Queens.  At the event, nearly 70 children and their families learned about nature’s smallest farmer, the worm!  At special learning stations, the children learned how worms benefit our soil by viewing an actual worm farm compost bin where worms could be viewed live at work.  The youngsters also enjoyed snack stations featuring worms in dirt (gummy worms in cookie crumbles and pudding), a worm painting station (using spaghetti), and a scavenger hunt for interesting facts about worms. Earth Day is always a reminder to take care of planet earth, and children and adults explored ways to reduce, recycle and reuse. Recycled crafts included Can Do Robots (using recycled cans), and stamping fun using bottle lids.  Participants also enjoyed planting flowers to take home, a fishing game to teach kids about water pollution, and a bean bag toss. As kids went from station to station, they received a stamp upon successful completion of the activity and a certificate of participation. Then they were able to hunt through shredded papers for prizes. 

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