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On Saturday, April 29, the Energize Connecticut Center and its partners, Eversource and AVANGRID subsidiaries, United Illuminating, Southern Connecticut Gas and Connecticut Natural Gas, will host their 3rd Annual Earth Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 122 Universal Drive North, North Haven (next to Panera Bread in the Target Plaza). The event is free of charge and open to the public.

During the celebration, educational and entertaining family-friendly activities are scheduled throughout the day to teach guests the important role energy serves in our daily lives.

Entertainment, activities and special guests scheduled throughout the day include:

  • 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and 11:30 am. to 12:15 p.m.: Sciencetellers will teach guests about surface tension and air pressure with their “Science and Power of Energy” demonstration
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Energy and earth themed face painting
  • 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Billy the Clown will provide balloon animal and clown shows
  • 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Animal Embassy will be on-hand with rescue animals for children and their families to learn more about
  • 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.: Danny Diamond magic and comedy shows
  • 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Connecticut STEM Academy will be on-hand providing STEM-related (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities
  • All day: FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) will conduct interactive robot demonstrations
  • All day: Appearances by Effy the Energy-Efficient Dinosaur, who will be available for children to meet and take pictures with
  • All day: Families can make energy and recycling themed arts and crafts provided by eesmarts
  • All day: Girl Scouts of Connecticut will provide guests with information about their programs and have crafts for sale

For more information about the Earth Day event, please visit www.energizect.com/earth-day-2017 or contact Alysse Rodrigues, 203-799-0460, arodrigues@crec.org.  

About the Energize Connecticut Center

The Energize Connecticut Center is the only place in the state that provides children and adults with a hands-on learning experience to discover the important role that energy plays in our daily lives – free of charge. Its interactive exhibits and state-of-the-art displays showcase different energy sources, demonstrate how we use energy, and convey the benefits of smart energy choices, including cost savings, comfort, convenience, sustainability, and environmental impacts.

Open to visitors of all ages, the Energize Connecticut Center is professionally staffed with energy experts to help you learn about the latest energy efficient and renewable energy ideas and technologies. For more information, please visit EnergizeCT.com/center or call 203-799-0460.

About Energize Connecticut

Energize Connecticut helps you save money and use clean energy. It is an initiative of the State of Connecticut, the Connecticut Green Bank, Eversource, UI, SCG and CNG, with funding from a charge on customer energy bills. Information on energy-saving programs can be found at EnergizeCT.com or by calling 877.WISE.USE.

 

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