Sat., April 26th – Earth Fest 2014:
Join Us for Earth Fest 2014 at
Tuscawilla Park - April 26th
Marion Audubon Society has been actively involved with the planning for Earth Fest by
organizing the Conservation Corridor.
The Conservation Corridor includes local
organizations actively involved with conservation in the greater Ocala/Marion County.
The uniting theme for the Conservation Corridor this year is Feeding Birds, Feeding People;
each booth in the corridor contains a component necessary to supporting this conservation goal.
The Conservation Corridor is located near the Tree Climbing Activity.
Marion Audubon Activities during Earth Fest:
1. Bird Identification – Interactive activity by students from West Port High & Van Guard High.
The interactive activity is an “Information Hunt” about birds. Participants will be given a map
of the park to find the three “Information Stations” where the students will assist with the
discovery of information. The activity will be engaging to ages ranging from Elementary to High School.
When the participant has completed the entire “Information Hunt”, they can claim a prize at the Marion Audubon Booth.
Prizes: Choice of a Bird Seed Cup or Wildflower Seedling.
2. Floating Mat Demonstration – Options Available to Festival Goers:
A. Observation of installed mats using the Up Scope activity by Carolyn Retey
B. Hands On – Create a Floating Mat – A Wading Pool Set-up will allow Young Festival Goers to make
a Floating Mat – At the End of the Day the Pool will be filled with Small Floating Mats of Different Shapes.
3. Peanut Butter Pine Cones for the Birds - This activity be set-up near the Marion
Audubon Booth/ Conservation Corridor. West Port High Student, Joshua Cammarn is organizing this activity.
4. Why Little Fish Are a Big Deal – Presented by the PEW Charitable Trust at 1:00 PM inside
the Discovery Center. This is the last Marion Audubon Program for this year.
Annual Meeting of Local Chapter Members Will Be Held During Earth Fest
Time: 2:30 – 3:00 PM. Meet at the Marion Audubon
See you at Earth Fest !