Earth Calendar
10:00 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Earth Calendar for April 18th and 19th

Have you ever heard of six-word essays or flash fiction? It's a unique genre of writing that focuses on sharing a meaningful story or idea in just six words. The idea of very short stories began before the digital age, but has begun to thrive recently as people share their stories and essays via social networks. The EPA felt that the six-word essay would be a great way to celebrate the environment. The Unites States EPA has launched the Six Words for the Planet project in partnership with SMITH Magazine. The EPA would like to know what your six words for the planet are! Anyone, anywhere around the world can participate. The only restrictions are

  • If you are under the age of 18 you must have the permission of a parent or guardian before entering.
  • Your six-word essay must be original and cannot be plagarized.
  • Your essay cannot advertise, promote or endorse a product or service.
  • You must submit your essay before June 30th, 2012.

Visit the Six Words for the Planet website and share your six words!

On Our Calendar
On Saturday, April 28th, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Imago invites families to make carnival games completely out of recycled materials. Each family will work on creating games from Imago's ideas or create their own. All materials will be provided. Once the games are finished, everyone will have a chance to try them out. The program will conclude at noon but families are invited to pack a picnic lunch, enjoy the spring day or stay and explore the trails on a self-guided Recycling Scavenger Hunt. Space is limited so Imago asks that your register by April 23rd. To register visit Imago's website.

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