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Posted on Sun, Apr 21, 2013 : 7:33 p.m.

2013 Earth Day Festival engages families in educational afternoon

By Daniel Brenner

The Leslie Science and Nature Center hosted the 2013 Earth Day Festival on Sunday. About 40 local nonprofit environmental organizations and agencies participated by providing educational material, hands-on experiments, and assistance in creating toys and costumes.

All patrons were encouraged to visit each tent to learn and play. The Leslie staff also offered live animal demonstrations and a parade celebrating anybody who dressed in animal atire. A number of musical groups performed as well. photographer Daniel Brenner was there to capture these images.