Louisiana Children’s Museum in Partnership with Cox Communications Announces Environmental Rescue Event on Saturday, September 9th, 2023
NEW ORLEANS – Louisiana Children’s Museum (LCM) in partnership with Cox Communications announces its Environmental Rescue event on Saturday, September 9, 2023, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Museum located within City Park.
With the support of Nickelodeon, Cox Communications, and everyone’s favorite environmentally friendly Paw Patrol pup, Rocky, LCM will engage families in a day of programming and activities for children of all ages that instill the practice of reducing, reusing, and recycling. Guests at the Louisiana Children’s Museum will learn about the Museum’s focus on sustainability, their personal impact on the environment, and the steps that they and their family can take in their own homes to protect the planet. Children will also have the chance to meet our special guests and have a photo op with either Rocky or Skye from Nickelodeon’s hit show, Paw Patrol.
“Sustainability is one of our main impact areas at the Museum because it is never too early to learn how to be good stewards of our planet. Rocky is the perfect partner for us to highlight all of the ways in which LCM promotes sustainability and to help us share the importance of adopting or enhancing our eco-friendly practices” stated LCM’s Chief Learning Officer Shannon L. Blady, PhD.
Children and parents and caregivers will love the variety of activities including a can drive and interactive can-crushing activity, engagement in imaginative play with our recycled cardboard box village, learning about the process of collecting rainwater and how it is used to maintain the LCM outdoor landscape at our cistern and runnel, and an introduction to at-home composting practices with our partners from Acorn Café to name just a few. Our community partner, Glass Half Full, will be present to inform guests of their grassroots recycling program that converts Louisiana’s glass “waste” into sand and gravel for coastal restoration, disaster relief sandbags, eco-construction, art, new glass products, and so much more!
In addition to activities and learning at the Museum, the community can participate in Cox’s electronics drive. Our partners at Cox Communications will be leading this effort on Roosevelt Mall across from the Museum where the community can drop off their small electronics to be recycled. Participation in the recycling drive does not require a ticket to the event. Below is a list of acceptable items that Cox Communications will be collecting.
Acceptable Items – Small Electronics
Cable Accessories (Coax, Ethernet, HDMI, Power Cords/Supplies, Remotes, & USB Cables)
Mobile Phones & Accessories (Earpods, Cords/Cables, etc.)
Computer Accessories (Keyboards, Monitors, & Mice)
Streaming Devices (Firesticks, Chromecast, etc.)
Wi-Fi Devices (Access Points, Extenders, Pods, & Speakers)
Large Appliances (i.e. refrigerators, washers, dryers, microwaves, stoves, etc.)
“At Cox, we know that driving positive environmental change is one of the most important things we can do,” says Colleen Levy, Cox Vice President of Marketing and Louisiana Children’s Museum Board Past President. “We’re excited to join the Louisiana Children’s Museum in creating an opportunity to showcase how each of us, especially our young people, can positively impact our planet.”
Early Access tickets will be $25 for LCM members and $35 for non-members while General Admission tickets will be $15 for LCM members and $25 for non-members. A limited number of LCM membership tickets will be available on Tuesday, August 22, 2023. This limited number of member tickets will include both Early Access and General Admission. All remaining tickets will go on sale to the public on Thursday, August 24, 2023 through the LCM website, lcm.org.
About Louisiana Children’s Museum
The Louisiana Children’s Museum is a non-profit organization that is known for its work in the community through innovative outreach and nationally recognized programs that support children and advance the museum’s mission to engage children’s potential and make that potential visible. Through play, shared explorations, and in dialogue with adults, LCM connects children to each other, adults, their environments, and communities. Keep up with the Louisiana Children’s Museum and future announcements at www.lcm.org and on Facebook, and Instagram.