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EARTH DAY EVENTS GET WIGGLY

Child looking at worm for composting

In celebration of Earth Month,OC Waste & Recycling (OCWR), OC Public Libraries (OCPL) and Discovery Cube OC (DCOC) teamed up for County-wide Earth Day events to educate residents on the fun and squirmy side of caring for the environment. Festivities, both in person and virtual, span the month of April featuring online activities, eco-focused events at select libraries, weekend celebrations at Discovery Cube OC and the new presentation, “Gettin’ Wiggly with Composting.”  

 Earth Day, celebrated April 22, creates a space for environmental outreach and education. In-person festivities include community events at libraries throughout Orange County April 19-21, and three days of fun at Discovery Cube OC April 22-24 (event details below).  All library branches will offer OCWR Earth Day Kits in April while supplies last, and OC Waste and Recycling will host a social media contest that kicks off April 5 and culminates on Earth Day with contest winners receiving family four packs of tickets to the Cube.

Earth Month @ OC Public Libraries  

The community is invited to attend free in-person events at OC Public Libraries listed below:  

  • Fountain Valley Branch, April 19, 5-6:30 p.m.; 17635 Los Alamos, Fountain Valley 
  • Laguna Hills Technology Branch, April 20, 5-6:30 p.m.; 25555 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills 
  • Westminster Branch, April 21, 5-6:30 p.m.; 8180 13th Street, Westminster 

Evenings will include green storytimes by OCPL librarians and Gettin’ Wiggly with Composting” presentations from Discovery Cube OC educators. The wiggly worm presentation will feature up-close looks at live worms and how they support composting. Library events will close with a “Worms in Dirt” tasty treat provided by OCPL’s Charlie Cart/Food Literacy committee and attendees will leave with OCWR Earth Day Kits that include bookmarks featuring eco-friendly book lists, EcoChallenge Activity Books, rulers and free child admission coupons to DCOC.  OC Public Libraries will also be offering several virtual and additional in-person activities, including Earth Day-themed storytimes in multiple languages, programs and a video version of “Gettin Wiggly with Composting.” Virtual and in-person details available on ocpl.org/earthday.  Click the following for the event flyer

Earth Month @ Discovery Cube OC 

  • Explore the new Organic Waste Compost Lab to learn about the magic of composting and get an up-close look at over 5,000 red wiggler worms  
  • Pick up an Eco Challenge Compost Activity Booklet  
  • Visit the Cube Earth Day Weekend April 22-24 featuring extra activities, daily programming and special vendor tables, exhibits and giveaways 
  • For details, visit discoverycube.org  

OCWR Social Media Contest

To enter to win a family four-pack of tickets to Discovery Cube Orange County, residents are invited to pledge to recycle on OCWR's Facebook or Instagram pages. To enter, "like" the dedicated contest post and tag a friend in the comments. Winners will be chosen at random (while supplies last) and will be announced on Earth Day, April 22. To enter, follow OCWR on social media @ocwaste

Discovery Cube Orange County is home to the new Organic Waste Lab, an interactive exhibit that demonstrates the magic of composting and recycling organic waste. The exhibit features the red wiggler worm station, a waste decomposition wall, and the interactive World of Organic Waste competition station. Enter to  win your family four pack of tickets!

“Our community partnerships are key to educating the County's youngest participants about the importance of recycling and composting,” said Tom Koutroulis, director, OC Waste & Recycling. “OCWR, OCPL and Discovery Cube are uniquely positioned to provide our residents with the resources that inspire the next generation to create a lasting impact for the future."  

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