Earth Day Birthday on April 28

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 9, 2018


Contact: Marie Cheek, Community Relations Coordinator


Culture & Heritage Museums of York County, SC


803.818.6767 mcheek@chmuseums.org


Earth Day Birthday! Celebrate our planet and learn how to reduce plastic waste


ROCK HILL, S.C. – The Museum of York County hosts the annual Earth Day Birthday on April 28 in partnership with the City of Rock Hill and York County Collection & Recycling. The family-friendly festival is free, fun and educational. This year’s theme: learn how to reduce plastic waste.


Earth Day Birthday will feature over 25 educational exhibits, each with a hands-on environmental message. Ongoing activities include games, planetarium programs, museum exhibits, and a scavenger hunt that offers a chance to win great prizes such as a kayak and bicycle.


Food, tie-dyeing t-shirts, and the Master Gardeners’ plant sale are special activities available with purchases on a cash-only basis.


Special thanks to Rock Hill Coca Cola Bottling Company, York Recreation Department, and Greene Funeral Home.


Earth Day Birthday is on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.


The Museum of York County is located at 4621 Mt. Gallant Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732. Visit http://chmuseums.org/upcoming-events-myco/ for more details or call 803.329.2121.


About the Museum of York County: The Museum of York County highlights the natural history of the Carolina Piedmont and its connections to the rest of the world. The Naturalist Center, with over 2,000 natural history specimens, provides hands-on opportunities for self-guided discovery and educational programs. The Settlemyre Planetarium is one of only three full-dome digital planetariums in the Charlotte Metro area. The Museum Store has a selection of local handmade pottery, S.C. produced food products, and nature-themed gifts for children. Outside, the museum has a picnic facility, a three-quarter mile nature trail and a Monarch Waystation.


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