For the 18th year in a row, hundreds of people who care about Georgia’s woods, waters and coast gathered on April 13th for the Hoochie, a magical evening to celebrate Earth Day with The Nature Conservancy.
The Hoochie features great entertainment including a wildlife show that allows guests to get up close and personal with incredible animals like bald eagles. Steve Hein from Georgia Southern University educates attendees about native birds in the annual Birds of Prey flight show.
This year’s Hoochie emphasized sustainable food. Guests enjoyed oysters harvested from the Georgia coast, free-range chicken raised in Georgia and pecans grown in the Flint River Basin where the Conservancy works to help farmers conserve water.
On April 22nd, The Nature Conservancy partnered with Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center in Columbus to participate in the Conservancy’s effort to set the record for the world’s largest multi-venue picnic.
Despite very windy conditions, more than 100 Picnic participants came out to help set the record.
Even as temperatures dropped, picnickers hung on to enjoy a series of outdoor films.
On April 26th, The Nature Conservancy in Georgia took over Street Food Thursday in Midtown Atlanta. Thousands of hungry foodies munched on eclectic cuisine and mingled with Conservancy staff.
Lunch-goers enjoyed entertainment from the famed Baton Bob and music from the Wasted Potential Brass Band.
One popular vendor at the Picnic was the King of Pops. The special Picnic Pop (kiwi banana honey) was a hit! The King of Pops uses seasonal fruits to create delicious handmade treats.
Picnic for the Planet in Georgia
From films to food trucks, The Nature Conservancy in Georgia celebrated Earth Day in style in 2012!