EDay KIND 2019

Earth Day on the Greenway with Kids in Nature Day 2019

Calling all volunteers for Earth Day on the Greenway and Kids in Nature Day (KIND) at Squirrel Lake Park in Matthews, NC

Saturday, April 27, 2019   10:00 am - 1:00 pm

HAWK is combining two of the biggest and best Matthews spring events into one huge celebration of nature, family and fun.

The Kids in Nature Day and Earth Day celebration starts at Squirrel Lake Park and continues along a portion of the 4-Mile Creek Greenway.  "Kid-central" will feature guided hikes, lake fishing, crafts, nature exhibits and other activities.

Please sign up to volunteer and share your love of earth and nature with families and kids that spend too much screen time and not enough outdoor time. 

Parking is limited. We encourage volunteers to park in the community across the street from Squirrel Lake Park.  The park is located at 1631 Pleasant Plains Rd, Matthews, NC 28105.

Sign-up for the full event and dress appropriately for the outdoors, the weather and fun! Remember to bring your lunch and a water bottle to refill.

Sponsored by Williams Subaru, HAWK (Matthews Chapter of NC Wildlife Federation), Great Outdoors University and the Town of Matthews.

Date: 04/27/2019 (Sat.)

Created by:   HAWK NCWF
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Available Slot Time (EDT)


Event set-up (tables, tents, signage, food, musicians, activities)

8:30am - 10:00am (12)

10 of 12 slots filled
Shannon Unger
Lynn Baker
Caryl Mallory
Daniel Jakobovits
Jana Sattainathan
Mike Robbins
Michelle Moore
Linae Patterson
Christopher Morton
Brydyn Blake

Information and Volunteer Table at Squirrel Lake Park

Assist with schedule of activities, attendee sign-in, volunteer direction and reach-out. Water and first-aid station. Experience preferred.

9:30am - 1:00pm (2)

All slots filled
Helen Eggers
d geer

Hike-Naturalist (birds, stream, bugs)

Assist hike leader with kids. Hikes every 30 minutes. Leads: Mary and Rachel.

9:45am - 1:00pm (6)

3 of 6 slots filled
Diane Marie Racioppo Racioppo
Caryl Mallory
Scoggin Jones
Looking forward to it !

Nature Arts and Crafts

Assist kids with arts & crafts and "vegan fishing" (all materials will be provided)

9:45am - 1:00pm (4)

3 of 4 slots filled
Sarah Mularski
Wendy Goodman
Katie Jakobovits

STEM Activities

Assist kids with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) activities (wind tunnel, sink or float, etc.)

9:45am - 1:00pm (4)

2 of 4 slots filled
Jessica Clark
Kavitha Kosaraju
Kavitha Kosaraju

Scavenger Hunt Table

Assist with distribution, instruction and collection of scavenger hunt guides. Manage attendee sign-in.

9:45am - 1:00pm (2)

1 of 2 slots filled
Lynn Baker


Assist kids with catch and release lake fishing. Manage rods and reels, bait hooks, release fish.

9:45am - 1:00pm (8)

2 of 8 slots filled
Mike Robbins
Daniel Carpenter

HAWK / Matthews Naturally Booth

Habitat and Wildlife Keepers education. Tree saplings and seed packets give-a-way. Water station. Habitat Steward or HAWK member preferred.

9:45am - 1:00pm (3)

All slots filled
Judy Elkins
Dawn Smith
Katharine Cornell

HAWK Cycles

Manage HAWK Cycles booth. May require some lifting, sort recyclables as they come in, unload cars at curbside.

9:45am - 1:00pm (2)


Parking Assistance

Assist with parking at Squirrel Lake Park.

9:30am - 1:00pm (2)



Take photographs of attendees and activities and provide digital images to HAWK. Need to use own camera.

9:30am - 1:00pm (2)

1 of 2 slots filled
Karen Dixon

Snow Cone Machine

Operate snow cone machine. Distribute free snow cones to attendees. Prefer age 14 or older.

9:45am - 1:00pm (3)


Where Needed Most

Rotate among vendors for bathroom and lunch breaks. Other duties to be determined.

9:30am - 1:00pm (4)

2 of 4 slots filled
Mark Hughes
Gail Jodon


Breakdown, pack up & clean up! 

1:00pm - 2:00pm (8)

3 of 8 slots filled
Caryl Mallory
Daniel Jakobovits
Jana Sattainathan

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