The Believe in Books Literacy Foundation will be hosting its 6th Annual Earth Day Event featuring Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax at the 100 Acre Wood from April 15 – 18. Local elementary and preschool students will participate in the event during the week, and there will be a 10:00am Saturday Character Breakfast the public is encouraged to attend. The Lorax is the final character breakfast of the eight week series.
The event begins at 10am at the Theater in the Wood with an enactment of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. After the story everyone will be able to visit with the Lorax himself! There will be a recycling presentation followed by an opportunity for kids to make their own Lorax with recycled materials. Then they can make a “pledge” of something they could do to help the environment and place their pledges on the Pledge Tree. They will also be decorating grocery bags that will be distributed to shoppers at The Local Grocer in North Conway. Then everyone will head out on the Trails in the Wood to enjoy the Storybook Trail. The event also includes a book swap; each child is encouraged to bring a gently used book and swap it for another.
Believe in Books Literacy Foundation also encourages kids to enter their Earth Day Writing Contest. Entrants are required to write about what Dr. Seuss’ story The Lorax means to them. Children may make up a story, relate a true experience, or write a poem. Only single author stories qualify; please no co-authored stories or parents. Inventive spelling is encouraged and accepted in honor of Dr. Seuss. Each story must not exceed 500 words. Text must be printed or written legibly. Story must have at least one original, clear and colorful illustration to reflect part of the story. Entries will be judged on originality, creativity, storytelling, imagination and integration of artwork. More information is available at http://www.believeinbooks.org.
“This is a great example of our efforts to bring books to life and relate it to our everyday world” stated Executive Director, A.O. Lucy.
The Earth Day Celebration of The Lorax is one of the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation’s programs created to match the goals of exercising the mind and body of youngsters with education and engagement of healthy habits. The Literacy Foundation is a Charitable 501(c)(3) Non-Profit guided by the needs and involvement of the communities of which it serves.
The Foundation office, the Theater in the Wood and its 100 Acre Wood property are located on Observatory Way in Intervale, NH, just two miles north of the Scenic Vista, directly across from Town Hall Road on the west side of Route 16.
For more information on the Literacy Foundation call 603-356-9980 or visit http://www.believeinbooks.org.