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In Honor of Earth Day, Constitution Center Program Urges Citizen Stewardship

By Molly Daly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — One day after the annual celebration of Earth Day (April 22nd), an Earth Day program for kids continued today at the National Constitution Center, on Independence Mall.

“We feel that the same way we have to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution, we have to do the same thing for the world we live in,” says Jenna Winterle of the Constitution Center.  She says today’s activities were designed to help kids learn how to be good environmental citizens.

“We have a lot of hands-on activities for the kids, so you can make some recycled paper, you can plant a vegetable garden, or you can make some arts and crafts, little checklists on how to go green. We also have quiz games going on in our main exhibit,” she said.

And if you can’t get there, visit, she added:

“Check out ‘Constitution Hall Pass: The Story of Earth Day,’ which is an online video that tells the history of the holiday and lists different ways that ordinary citizens can help their environment.”

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