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Camp Tyler Celebrates Earth Day

For nearly 40 years, America has devoted April 22nd to conserving the earth.  The founder of Earth Day believed education is the key to changing people's attitude about the environment.  Saturday afternoon, Camp Tyler was filled with educational activities that turned out to be a lot of fun.  

From bugs, to trees to pony rides and even entertainment, there was something for everyone at Camp Tyler's East Texas Earth Day event Saturday afternoon.   

"We just feel as adults if we can train our kids when they are little bitty to conserve earth, then they don't have to worry about running out of air, or clean water and so forth," said Camp Tyler Foundation Program Coordinator Pam Hood.   That's what brought Shannon Aynesworth and her family to Camp Tyler Saturday.

"We want to make sure that they have plenty of trees, and are able to run and play in the grass and everything like we did as kids," said Shannon Aynesworth, who was celebrating Earth Day with family.

With so much to see and do, it took a hayride to get around, but no one complained.  At one stop, UT Tyler students taught children how to measure trees, and then just next door, it was time to check out some water bugs.

"It looks like a boat," said Devin Cormier, seven-year-old. "A boat that one."  This is Camp Tyler's first Earth Day celebration.  Organizers say they hope to make it an annual event.

Molly Reuter, Reporting.


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