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Free Bikes, Composting Bins, and Eco-Lessons For
SAN FRANCISCO (April 5, 2000) - On April 22, over 500 million people
worldwide are expected to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Earth Day.
In honor of Earth Day, the California Academy of Sciences will celebrate
the diversity of life on earth with two full days of activities that
will inform, educate, and entertain museum visitors. Visitors can enter
drawings to win new bicycles, composting bins, Academy memberships,
and more. Those who ride a bike to the Academy of Sciences on April
22nd or 23rd will have a free, secure bicycle check service at the front
entrance to the Academy, courtesy of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.
Those who come to the museum by bicycle or bus will also receive free
admission to the museum. Representatives from the San Francisco League
of Urban Gardeners (SLUG), Strybing Arboretum, and SF Recycles will
be on hand to provide demonstrations for turning food wastes into black
gold for your garden, gardening with California native plants, growing
your own food, and recycling. A special tour of the museum highlighting
the diversity of life through the museums exhibitions will teach
visitors what biodiversity is, why it is important, and the role science
plays in conservation.
2 pm Dr. Arts Planet Earth Show Explore matter, energy and life webs with this scientist who has playfully labored the past twenty years in developing innovative methods to teach environmental and scientific concepts.