Master Gardeners Team Up with 4-H for a Hands-on Earth Festival

The history of Earth Day highlights how many Americans have been fierce advocates of the environment and how there has been an active call for Environmental Stewardship for going on 50 years now.

“In spring 1970 with rising concerns about the state of the environment, Senator Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day as a way to force this issue onto the national agenda. Twenty million Americans demonstrated in different U.S. cities, and it worked! In December 1970, Congress authorized the creation of a new federal agency to tackle environmental issues, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.” (source:

An Earth Festival will be held at the Carroll County Agricultural Center on Saturday, May 4th. Youth 5 to 18 will learn about local wildlife including hummingbirds, deer, animal tracks, and bluebirds. Students will participate in creating a pollinator landscaping for the new Ag Center sign at the Therapeutic Riding Area

In addition, youth will make many wildlife habitat enhancement items like toad abodes that they may use at home and enter in the Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair.

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