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Birds of Prey Coming to Riverwalk May 12

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EcoFest 2012 brings free birds of prey show to the Naperville Riverwalk May 12

Kids, families, and all ages are invited to the Naperville Park District’s EcoFest 2012, a new event that will take place Sat., May 12 at the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, located at 912 Sindt Court, west of Centennial Beach.

Kids experiment with interactive watershed model at a school earth fair. The model, provided by SCARCE, is one of the exhibits that kids can learn from at EcoFest.

EcoFest will run from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with eco-friendly games, crafts, and interactive conservation exhibits.  The Northern Illinois Raptor Center will present a live birds of prey show from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, featuring four birds of prey native to Illinois. The audience can get a close look at birds such as a great Horned Owl and a Red-Tailed Hawk and learn about their life histories.

The first 200 families in attendance will receive an eco-friendly gift.

“The time is right for this new event,” said Park District Program Manager Sandie Gilmer.  “With the opening of Seager Interpretive Center and the addition of new trails in our parks, we wanted to let people know some of the many ways that they can discover and enjoy nature right in our community.”

In addition to the events during EcoFest, the Park District will hold an electronics recycling event prior to EcoFest in the Centennial Beach Parking lot. The public is welcome to drop off used electronics from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., courtesy of ACME Recycling.

For more information about the Naperville Park District’s programs or facilities, please call 630-848-5000 or visit our website at www.napervilleparks.org.

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Naperville Park District
Naperville Park Districthttp://www.napervilleparks.org/
Created in 1966, the Naperville Park District is an independent, municipal agency serving the recreation needs of its residents. An Illinois Distinguished Agency since 1994, the District is one of only 1% of park districts across the country to be nationally accredited through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). The Naperville Park District’s mission is to provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community. The District maintains and operates more than 2,400 acres with 137 parks and provides more than 1,500 recreational, arts and environmental programs and special events annually. Included within the District’s operations are two championship golf courses, a multitude of playgrounds, trails, athletic courts and sports fields, Fort Hill Activity Center, Knoch Knolls Nature Center, two inline skating and skateboarding facilities, the Millennium Carillon, a paddle boat quarry, historic Centennial Beach, and the beautiful Riverwalk.

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