Earth Day: Celebrate with Friends of Frederick County
The 2012 Earth Day Event
The 2011 Earth Day Event
On April 22nd (Earth Day) Friends of Frederick County hosted an Earth Day event at the Delaplaine Center for Art Education. We honor our young artists whose line drawings were selected by a panel of independent judges in an art contest that was held for 6 months and open to ALL kids living in Frederick County (under age 18). Their drawings are used for the Captain Green Greens Frederick County coloring book and annotated with information about how we can address some of the environmental issues we face in Frederick County.This year the event will be held on Thursday April 21st, at the Delaplaine – and the artwork will be displayed for the full month of April at the Delaplaine, creekside hallway. Come and take a look!
The event was a terrific success. Artists walked away having learned from John Smucker about “Trees are Trappers”, having seen 2 of the Young Voices on Climate Change films and with a 2011 Eco Artist tshirt, silver maple tree to plant – and of course the 2011 coloring book featuring their artwork! Thanks to South Mountain Creamery for the ice cream!
The 2010 Earth Day Event
The 2010 event, organized by FoFC’s volunteer Janet Stamper, was a lively evening where the young artists, their families and teachers heard from local leaders in renewable energy (Clean Currents) and organic product development (Terressentials body products) and sang along with Jon Lewis’ interactive music!