Events at joint base to celebrate Earth Day

A series of events and activities around Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam this month will commemorate Earth Day.

Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange will celebrate Earth Day with a coloring contest and expo.

Children ages 12 and under of authorized patrons are welcome to show off their creativity by participating in the coloring contest.

Parents can pick up the official entry form now and drop off the finished entry by April 15 to either NEX mall aloha center or NEX Garden Center.

Entries will be judged on April 18 and the winner will be presented with a prize and award on April 20. All artwork will be featured in the NEX mall rotunda.

No purchase is necessary to enter the contest.

For more information, call 423-3287.

The NEX Earth Day Expo titled “Partnering for a Greener Future” will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20 at the NEX. All authorized patrons are invited to “think green” at the one-day expo.

There will be eco-friendly demonstrations, information booths, Earth Day kids’ games, special appearances by “Coastie” the friendly Coast Guard boat, awards presented to the coloring contest winner and new earth-friendly products. For more information, call 423-3274.

Hickam Harbor Marina on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam will host Earth Day celebrations April 19 and 20.

On April 19, there will be a campout at Fosters Point or on the beach. Participants can relax with family, while making s’mores and watching a movie on the beach.

On April 20, several activities for the whole family will take place, such as banana boat rides ($5 for 15-miute ride), free sailing, bounce houses and tide/touch pools for the children and family alike.

Patrons can sign up to help keep local beaches clean and to visit Earth Day booths from the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Bioenvironmental, NAVFAC and a local wetland cleanup effort.

For more information on the Hickam Harbor Marina celebration, call 449-5215.

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