Families Celebrate Earth Day with Dora

Nicole Cross

ncross@newscenter25.com

Updated: 4/27 6:27 pm

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VICTORIA – Dozens of families travelled to The Texas Zoo for the Earth Day 2014 Celebration. While the biggest attraction was meeting Dora the Explorer, many kids were able to participate in arts and crafts that taught them how to be kind to the planet.

Under the scorching sun, kids of all ages and their parents stood in line to get up close to the cuddly Nickelodeon character. Meeting Dora the Explorer was not the only goal for the event, it was also about raising awareness to what can be done to take care of the earth and all the animals that live on it.

Jazmin Hamilton, 8, said she knows why we celebrate Earth Day.

"We celebrate Earth Day so we can clean up the environment and make it better . . . and plant more trees and flowers and plants."

Organizations from around the Crossroads including the Victoria County Master Gardeners Association and the Texas State Aquarium joined in the celebration by setting up booths to demonstrate ways to preserve our planet.

“While we can easily make a negative impact, with a little bit of effort, we can make a positive impact,” said Jessica Gould, Education Specialist at The Texas Zoo.

Event partners, Victoria Environmental Services, The Texas Zoo, and Keeping Victoria Beautiful, hope to have an even bigger event next year.
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