Spring is finally sprung and the world is growing green again – and just in time. Earth Day is just around the corner! WonderLab invites you to take part in a Special STEM Sunday: Earth Day Event on Sunday, April 21 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Join WonderLab in exploring how to celebrate and protect our planet.

“The prevalence of plastic in our environment is one of the most serious environmental issues today,” said Emmy Brockman, WonderLab’s education director. “It’s important to explore not only how to recycle plastic, but more importantly to reduce our reliance on it and reuse what we have.”

Plastic is especially harmful for the environment. It doesn’t biodegrade as many of our materials do and can harm plants and animals when not disposed of properly. But as the old saying goes, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!” WonderLab is here to show you how to use less plastic, reuse what you have, and sort what you recycle.

Discover how to reuse old plastic bags by fusing them onto household objects as liners, handles, and spill-proof surfaces. Watch just how landfills work when they get too full with Landfill in a Bottle, then Save the Sea Turtles by gathering trash from WonderLab’s own little ocean and sorting it correctly.

“Our Special STEM Sunday: Earth Day activities will give participants the tools to recognize what single-use plastics are in their everyday life,” said Shelbie Porter, Outreach and Elementary Education Specialist. “Hopefully this will help them find alternatives for plastics and repurpose what they already have.”

Special STEM Sunday: Earth Day is on Sunday, April 21 at WonderLab from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and is free with admission. Families and children, Kindergarten-age and up, are welcome. STEM Sundays are sponsored by Cook Medical and CFC Properties. 

WonderLab is an award-winning science museum located at 308 W. Fourth St. on the B-Line Trail in Bloomington, Indiana. The museum is open to the public from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. General admission is $9, and children younger than one are free. For more information call (812) 337-1337, or go online to wonderlab.org or WonderLab’s Facebook page.