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  • We celebrated Earth Day at Seattle Center’s Next 50 Plaza, right near the Space Needle and the Experience Music Project.
  • Kids decorated little paper pots and then planted pea seeds that they got to take home with them. Hopefully they’ll remember: Healthy nature = healthy food!
  • Working the popular pea planting table.
  • Step 1: decorate your miniature pot. Step 2: fill it with soil.
  • You only get one chance to decorate your pea pot, so concentration is key.
  • Experienced gardeners helped kids get their pea seeds off to a good start.
  • We had free Washington apples aplenty for folks to enjoy. Apples are the state’s largest crop and an excellent example of what nature does for us all.
  • “I’ll take THAT one!” It can be hard to pick which animal to have painted on your face. But they all looked great at our Earth Day celebration.
  • This Earth Day picnicker approves of her new orca. Maybe she’s smiling because she knows we can clean up Puget Sound so orcas will be healthy again.
  • We were thrilled that the Earth could join our Picnic for the Planet celebration. He played, danced, ate apples and made new friends.
  • We found this apple eating an apple! And reading one of our beautiful magazines. (You can get a copy of this magazine, too – just contact The Nature Conservancy’s office in Seattle.)
  • Seattle area reggae group Kore Ionz put on a fabulous show and had the crowd on its feet.
  • The son of the Kore Ionz front man joined the band on stage and proved that talent and stage presence run in the family.
  • The Local Strangers were a wonderful addition to our Earth Day celebration, bringing beautiful harmonies, foot-stompin’ beats and heartfelt ballads to everyone’s ears.
  • Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn stopped by our table to wish us a happy Earth Day. Happy Earth Day to you, too, Mr. Mayor!
The Nature Conservancy in Washington
2012 Earth Day at the Seattle Center

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