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Apr 22, 2015 5:30 PM

Earth Day celebrated at Children's Museum of NH


DOVER - Earth Day was celebrated by many Wednesday at the Children's Museum of New Hampshire in Dover.

Children with their parents and school groups flooded the museum to learn more about recycling, planting flowers and vegetables, ecosystems and how events such as oil slicks can ruin habitats for animals.

Hannah Varney and Meghan Costello learned about planting seeds responsibly. The girls had a good sense of what Earth Day is all about.

"I want to help the Earth stay healthy and pick up litter so we can help the environment of the Earth," Varney said.

Joseph Poisson had some good ideas about saving energy. He recommended people walk and ride their bikes more, instead of just jumping into their vehicles.

He also had some strong words about proper trash disposal.

"You should not litter, and never, ever, just throw litter in the water," Poisson said.

For Cassie Wirth, Earth Day has a special place in her heart.

"It means a lot to me because it is helping the Earth, and it is making progress," Wirth said.

President Jane Bard said a number of members of the community came together to make Wednesday's events possible, including a group of education students from the University of New Hampshire, who taught children about watersheds and the dangers of pesticides, as well as what happens to an ecosystem in an oil spill.

The UNH students also taught children about recycling.

For more information on the Children's Museum, visit their website.


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