Here at Kiawah Island we celebrate Earth Day everyday, but this year our recreation staff has three very special Earth Day events. On Wednesday, April 11th, we will be hosting an Earth Day Trivia Night at Night Heron Bar and Grill. Come with your friends and family to learn all the facts you could ever imagine about this fantastic day. The Trivia starts at 7pm and the Night Heron Bar and Grill will be open late for dinner and drinks throughout the event. Earth Day trivia night is complimentary and prizes are awarded to the winning trivia team. As a bonus there will be a halftime hula hoop contest for kids! Everyone wins a Kiawah Island logo prize just for participating in the hula hoop contest!
On Wednesday, April 18th, Kiawah Island is celebrating Earth Day again with an Earth Day Festival at Night Heron Park beginning at 5:30pm. Native American performer Hawk Hurst will be sharing stories and music that bring the wonders and wisdom of ancient cultures to life. The South Carolina Birds of Prey will be a part of the festival showcasing various birds of prey such as hawks, eagles, and falcons.
If you are feeling creative, head over to our “TRASHformation station” and create your own recycled masterpiece; you could be the grand prize winner! Admission is complimentary and food is available for purchase. Crabbers, bring your crab traps to the festival; the Kiawah River Terrapin Working Group will be on hand to outfit your traps with free Bycatch Reduction Devices [BRD]. The BRDs help prevent Diamond-back Terrapins (turtles) from entering crab traps. This not only can save a terrapin from drowning, but it will also save your crabs from being eaten by this turtle. Such an easy way to make a positive contribution to our wildlife and planet!
Our final Earth Day event will be held on Sunday, April 22nd. Come join us at the Heron Park Nature Center where we will be playing the movie “Born to be Wild” in the nature center classroom. “Born to be Wild” is a story of love, dedication and the extraordinary bond between humans and animals. The film documents orangutans and elephants who have been orphaned, as well as the amazing people who help rescue and raise them one day at a time. The film will be played every hour, on the hour, starting at 9am and finishing at 4pm. The movie is rated G and the running time is 40 minutes.
We hope to see you at the Kiawah Island Earth Day events! Everyone is welcome, and all events are free. For more information, please contact the Heron Park Nature Center at 843.768.6001.