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'We only get one planet'

Rocklin's Star ECO Station celebrates Earth Day
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Rocklin's Star ECO Station held its seventh annual Children's Earth Day celebration on Sunday. With its mission in mind, "Preservation through Education," the exotic wildlife rescue center and environmental science museum reached out to children and families through hands-on animal encounters, games, arts and crafts and tours of its animal habitats to teach the public how to make the world a better place one little step at a time.

"We want them to take away that everything they do, not just on Earth Day, should be focused on conservation, being eco-friendly and recycling, because we only get one planet," said Star ECO Station director Jamie Hudson.

"Everything that [parents] can do at home, such as changing their light bulbs to energy-saving ones, recycling at home using re-usable bags, changing the temperature on the thermostats, both in winter and summer, not idling their cars, really add up to show kids that their parents are involved in it, as well," said Hudson.

With six previous Children's Earth Days under its belt, this year's celebration was the museum's biggest one to date.  This year, the Star ECO Station partnered with the City of Rocklin, which allowed the festivities to spill out into their parking lot, enabling them to invite local vendors and food trucks to participate as well.

For more information on the Star ECO Station, including tour hours, volunteer opportunities, and upcoming summer camp registration, visit

http://www.ecostation.starsacramento.org/.