PHOTO: Children celebrate Earth Day at Clay Center event

CHRIS DORST | Gazette-Mail
Earth Day, the national environmental holiday started in 1970, falls on a Saturday this year, so some events for schoolchildren were held in advance, like the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s show at Charleston’s Clay Center on Thursday. Above, Kim Smith, of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, shows a red-eared slider turtle to Malden Elementary School kindergartner Christopher Harper during the DEP’s Make It Shine Earth Day event Thursday at the Clay Center, in Charleston.

Earth Day, the national environmental holiday started in 1970, falls on a Saturday this year, so some events for schoolchildren were held in advance, like the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s show at Charleston’s Clay Center on Thursday.

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