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Enviro-Mich message from "LISA S. YEE" <YEE@nwf.org>
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NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION'S GREAT LAKES OFFICE
& LOCAL ANN ARBOR COMMUNITY MEMBERS PRESENT:

THE 4TH ANNUAL ALL SPECIES PARADE
(SUNDAY APRIL 26, 1998) & RELATED EVENTS
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
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In honor of Earth Day, all are welcome to participate 
in a costumed parade to celebrate the diversity of 
plants and animals and to raise awareness about the 
plight of endangered species.  

Pre-parade events (in March and April) include: a 
kick-off event featuring live Michigan bats and a
protecting endangered species presentation, two 
mask-making workshops to help participants create a 
costume, and a special children's story telling session.  
The parade will march on Sunday, April 26, from Wheeler 
Park in Ann Arbor to a city-wide Earth Day celebration 
at the Leslie Science Center.
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PRE-PARADE EVENTS--All events in Ann Arbor, Michigan
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(1) Sunday, March 29th (7:00-8:30pm)
PARADE KICK-OFF EVENT: LIVE BAT PRESENTATION AND 
PROTECTING ENDANGERED SPECIES SESSION @ the Leslie 
Science Center,1831 Traver Rd. 

* A live bat presentation featuring Michigan bats by 
Kim Williams (Organization for Bat Conservation), a 
session on taking action to protect endangered species 
by National Wildlife Federation's Sara Barth, an expert 
on the Endangered Species Act, and parade information.
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(2) Saturday, April 4th (3:00-4:30pm) 
and Saturday, April 18th (3:00-4:30pm)
Two MASK MAKING WORKSHOPS @ the Scrap Box, 581 State 
Circle (1 blck south of I-94, off of State).

* To help parade participants prepare their costumes and 
masks for the All Species Parade, local artists and other 
volunteers will be on hand to assist in mask-making to 
help create costumes for the big parade.  Pre-registration 
suggested.  Contact Suzanne (734) 668-9949.  $5 fee for 
mask materials, costume extras for sale.  All children 
must be accompanied by an adult.
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(3) Saturday, April 25th, 11am
CHILDREN'S STORY TELLING @ Border's Books, 
612 E. Liberty

* Kids invited to hear fun stories read at Border's on the 
day before the parade.  Parade information will also be
available here.

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ALL SPECIES PARADE (SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 1998)
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
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* The parade is a walking parade along sidewalks 
(approximately 1 mile in length).

PARADE DEPARTURE TIME AND LOCATION
* Last minute parade participants should meet at 12:00 noon 
if they'd like to get their face painted. 
* All other participants should arrive by 12:30pm at Wheeler 
Park (N. Fourth & Depot St.).  
* The parade will leave from Wheeler Park at 1:00 pm and arrive 
at 2:15 pm for a grand entrance at the FREE city wide Earth Day 
festivities at the Leslie Science Center.

PARADE ROUTE
* Wheeler Park, up the stairs to the Broadway Bridge, over the 
Broadway Bridge, down Broadway which turns into Plymouth Rd., 
left at Barton Drive, right on Traver Road up to the Leslie 
Science Center (1831 Traver Rd.)
* Free Ann Arbor bus service from the Leslie Science Center back 
to Wheeler Park and other Ann Arbor destinations.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION OR IF YOU'D LIKE TO VOLUNTEER 
CONTACT:
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Lisa S. Yee, Lake Superior & Biodiversity Project Organizer, 
National Wildlife Federation, 506 E. Liberty, 2nd Floor, 
Ann Arbor, MI   48104-2210
Ph: (734) 769-3351 
Fx: (734) 769-1449 E-mail: yee@nwf.org     
http://www.nwf.org/greatlakes
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