We had a great time at STAR Eco Station’s Children’s Earth Day on Sunday in Culver City. It was a full day (10am – 4pm) of fun and education. Over 30 schools participated, with performances by students on multiple stages. The kids in our group, ages 4, 7, and 10, were equally entertained. Here are a few of the things we liked best:
The Wolves of Project Wildsong
We met the sweet, gentle wolf Cael. He is a relative of the wolf actors in Game of Thrones. Project Wildsong‘s mission is to dispel the myths and misconceptions concerning wolves and native, North American wildlife. Project Wildsong can be scheduled for educational presentations, appearances, photography shoots, live models for art studios, as well as on-set film work. They also love to collaborate and customize unique events and programs.
Project Wildsong Website: ProjectWildsong.org
The younger kids loved the rides. My daughter, age four, loved the slide the best. It looked pretty steep, but thankfully, wasn’t too slippery!
Westside Mommy contributor Shelby, age 10, interviewed celebrities at the event. She chatted with the following celebs about acting and working with animals:
- Dalton Cyr (ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars”)
- Ava Cantrell (LIGHTS OUT)
- Asher Angel (of Disney’s “Andi Mack”) – supports animal shelter Home Fur Good in AZ
- Jax Malcolm (“The Other Side of the Door”) – supports Heal The Bay
- Connor Dean (COOL CAT)
- Prophet Bolden (“Fresh Off The Boat”)
- Jaheem Toombs (“100 Things to do Before High School”)
- Lilimar (“Bella and the Bulldogs”)
- Laya DeLeon Hayes (“Doc McStuffins”)
- Nikki Castillo (of Disney’s “KC Undercover”)
My daughter, Aria, met Laya DeLeon Hayes, voice Doc McStuffins, a show she loves!
STAR Eco Station Tour
We learned so much during the STAR Eco Station tour. Our guide was informative and had a great sense of humor. The STAR Eco station is available for tours to the public, click here for hours and admission.
We loved the butterfly garden at the event! It was really cool – in an enclosed tent was a table full of flowers (milkweed), which butterflies love. Butterflies flew down to the flowers and easily climbed on to nearby fingers. The last time we saw butterflies up close was The Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum, so it was quite a treat to experience it again.
Leila (Shelby’s friend) loved the face painting the best. Aria and Lucy got their faces painted too. It was a fun day for all!
Thank you, STAR Eco Station for an awesome event! We look forward to next year!
STAR Eco Station
The STAR Eco Station’s mission is “Preservation through Education.” We carry out this mission daily by educating students, visitors and community members about the preservation of the environment and the inter-dependence of all living things.
Children’s Earth Day website: childrensearthday.org
Special thanks to: Jonna Coleman, Shelby, and Layla for contributing to this post, and STAR Eco Station for having us as guests.
Disclaimer: Westside Mommy attended the event as a member of the media. No compensation was paid for this post. All opinions, as always, are my own.