A free family day out focusing on our great planet was held at Buss Park today, with children and adults alike joining the fun.
Epic Earth Day featured a range of activities from 17 local organisations, including face painting, yoga, hand-print harmony birds and recycled art before a free screening of Epic.
Bundaberg Regional Council's Community and Cultural Services portfolio spokesperson Cr Judy Peters said the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre and Bundaberg Regional Libraries teamed up to help deliver the Epic Earth Day event, with more than 450 people in attendance.
“It was definitely a day full of adventure and education for little ones and an event I'm sure parents thoroughly enjoyed as well,” Cr Peters said.
“The family-friendly screening of Epic was a fantastic opportunity for all cinema-goers and was purposely inclusive and accessible to all abilities.”
“Epic Earth Day in Buss Park and the Moncrieff was certainly a great success and as a Councillor I am grateful for all the support the various organisations gave to make it such a great day of learning and fun.”
Earth Day environment focus
C&K Community Kindergarten's Melissa Hodgetts said her organisation was involved in the event to help children celebrate and learn more about the environment.
“We had a ‘save the animals' set up so children could take the rubbish out of the aquarium to save the creatures,” she said.
“At our pop-up stand, children engaged in activities based around our STEM program which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.”
The Gupta family, holidaying in Bundaberg from India, spent the morning taking part in Epic Earth Day activities with 10-year-old Adita excited to be part of the fun.
“We actually came for some activities, playing and to have face painting,” she said.
When asked what she loved most about earth and the environment, Adita summed it up perfectly.
“It makes me feel happy,” she said.