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SUN. APRIL 20TH = 3RD ANNUAL ALL SPECIES PARADE!!!!
(Wheeler Park to Leslie Science Center)
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PLEASE FORWARD TO OTHERS THAT MAY BE INTERESTED
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WHO: ALL INVITED TO PARTICIPATE
WHAT: ANN ARBOR ALL SPECIES PARADE--a costumed parade to
celebrate the diversity of life and to recognize the importance of all
species.
WHEN: SUN. APRIL 20TH, Meet at 12:30pm in Wheeler Park, Parade
leaves at 1:00pm and arrives at the Leslie Science Center at 2:00pm
where city-wide Earth Day festivities will be going on until 5:00pm.
WHERE: MEET AT WHEELER PARK (corner of N.4th and Depot St., near
Casey's Tavern) at 12:30pm.

FACE-PAINTING WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR LAST MINUTE PARTICIPANTS
(Please show up at 12:15 or 12:30pm if you need your face painted)
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BACKGROUND INFO: The All Species Parade is a costumed parade
where participants design/reuse/buy costumes of their favorite plant or
animal in celebration of the diversity of life and in recognition of the
importance of all species.  
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PLEASE COME OUT THIS YEAR AND PARTICIPATE IN THE PARADE:
BRING YOUR KIDS, NEIGHBORS, FRIENDS, RELATIVES, CLASSROOMS,
SCOUT GROUPS, ETC.  ALSO BRING YOUR FAVORITE MUSICAL
INSTRUMENTS (DRUMS, FLUTE, HARMONICA, ETC.) TO PLAY.

DIG UP YOUR OLD HALLOWEEN COSTUMES, MAKE YOUR OWN, OR
JUST COME & GET YOUR FACE PAINTED!

COSTUMES FROM PAST PARADES INCLUDE: Dragonflies, rhinos, wild
dingos, giraffes, bunnies, penguins, butterflies, cattails, angelfish, mayfly
larvae, chickens, sunflowers, cranes, seahorse, Mother Earth, gorillas,
eagles, metallic woodboring beetles, manatees, frilled lizards,
rattlesnakes, and many more . . .
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IN ADDITION TO JOINING THE PARADE, HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP:
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at the parade start site (Wheeler Park) this
Sunday to assist with registrations, face painting, or parade walkers to
assist costumed kids along the route (crossing streets).  The parade will
leave at 1:00pm to walk to the Leslie Science Center for its grand
entrance at 2:00pm where City-wide Earth Day festivities will be taking
place until 5pm.
* Volunteers assisting with registration should show up at 12:30pm at
Wheeler Park and should be finished by 1:00pm.
* Volunteer parade walkers should show up at 12:30pm at Wheeler Park
for instructions, begin walking parade participants at 1:00pm, and will go
until 2:00pm when the parade finishes at the Leslie Science Center.

Parade Route:
The parade starts at Wheeler Park (near the corner of N. 4th and Depot
St.), continues up Plymouth Rd, turn left on Barton Dr., then right on
Traver Rd. up to the Leslie Science Center where city-wide festivities
will take place.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE PARADE, CONTACT:
(1) Lisa S. Yee, Lake Superior & Biodiversity Project Organizer/ 
Wisconsin Regional Representative
National Wildlife Federation
Great Lakes Natural Resource Center
506 E. Liberty, 2nd Floor
Ann Arbor, MI  48104-2210
Ph: (313) 769-3351 Fx: (313) 769-1449
E-mail: yee@nwf.org
http://www.greatlakes.nwf.org/superior/home.htm

OR

(2) Cheryl Saam, Leslie Science Center, (313) 662-7802

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ONCE AT THE LESLIE SCIENCE CENTER:
1831 Traver Rd., Ann Arbor (313) 662-7802
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* Stay and enjoy the Earth Day festivities that will be going on until
5:00pm.  Be sure to stop by the National Wildlife Federation table for fun
activities for kids and for general info on Great Lakes environmental
protection.  Many other local groups will have general info tables and fun
activities as well.
* There will be city buses available as return transportation.
* At 2:00pm Congresswoman Lynn Rivers will speak for 15 minutes
about endangered species protection.
* At 2:15pm A Wildlife Ecology Show will take place featuring a close-up
and personal look at live mammals, birds of prey and the plight of
amphibians.
* At 3:00pm & 4:15pm Our World and the Environment--by Mobile
Productions, a lively audience participatory presentation on the Rain
Forest and Recycling.







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