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Published: Friday, April 22, 2011, 12:01 a.m.

Take your pick of special events to celebrate Earth Day

  • A mother leads her three kids on an adventure along the beach near the ferry terminal in Edmonds.

    Dan Bates / The Herald

    A mother leads her three kids on an adventure along the beach near the ferry terminal in Edmonds.

Earth Day is today, and it's a good excuse for the family to get outside -- or stay in -- and appreciate our planet.
Here are a few Earth Day events to choose from:
Earth Day at Future of Flight: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.* today at the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour, 8415 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo.
All ages are welcome to learn about residential and commercial windmills and windmill fabrication, study a solar-powered car and check out a carbon-fiber car that gets 114 miles per gallon.
Earth Day activities, which include all the aviation gallery exhibits as well, are $5, children 5 and under are free.
Call 425-438-8100 or go to
Port Gardner Bay Pier Peer Exploration: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at the 10th St. Boat Launch and Marine Park in Everett.
This is a free family friendly way to shed a little light on the underwater world. Visitors can peer into the nightlife of Port Gardner Bay with marine naturalists introducing a variety of creatures attracted by putting lights under the pier. Watch for sea stars, nudibranchs, mussels, fish, shrimp and crabs.
Children ages 5 to 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Dress for the weather and bring your own flashlights.
To make reservations in advance and for more information, call Ann Butler at the People for Puget Sound at 360-754-9177 or go to
Earth Day Fest: 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Sno-Isle Co-Op, 2804 Grand Ave., Everett.
There will be food, music, a kids corner filled with activities, local green and sustainable groups providing tips to reduce your footprint on the planet and an organic wine tasting at 3 p.m.
At 6 p.m., the National Geographic film, "Human Footprint" will be shown and popcorn will be served. The 90-minute film shows all the people you will ever know, how much waste you will produce, the amount of fuel you'll consume and how much you've got to pack in during your 2,475,526,000 seconds on earth.
For more information go to
Beach Cleanup and Low Tide Walk: 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Olympic Beach Visitor Station, 200 W Dayton St., Edmonds.
All ages can participate in this free event that combines a beach walk with a talk from a ranger. You can also help clean up the shoreline of Edmonds Marine Sanctuary if you wear gloves and boots and bring an old bucket. Call 425-771-0227 or go
Theresa Goffredo: 425-339-3424;

* Correction, April 22, 2011:This story has been corrected to include the correct times and price for the Earth Day event at Future of Flight.
Story tags » MoviesGlobal WarmingFamily funWildlife Watching

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