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Hartman Reserve celebrates Earth Day

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Families in eastern Iowa are learning about the great outdoors as part of Earth Day.  Hartman Nature Reserve in Cedar Falls hosted its annual Earth Fair Sunday.  Students from UNI taught kids about everything from learning directions to composting food and gardening.

Outside, families could build their own beehive shelves, practice archery, and use GPS devices to go "geocaching" for treasures.  The reserve says this event is a great way to encourage families to spend time outdoors.

"If we can try to educate adults and get them out with their families, we can not only promote environmental education and saving our natural areas, but also it's great family time.  It's a great time to be together as a family, bonding away from TV screens and smart phones and things like that," said Katie Shelton with Hartman Reserve.

The Earth Fair is intended to get families thinking about simple things to help the environment year round, like recycling or starting a backyard garden.

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