OCEANSIDE — As part of Earth Month 2014, join Green Oceanside, Coastal Music Studios and Oceanside students on April 25 at the Star Theater, 402 N. Coast Highway during the free Create to Educate Performance Showcase.
Students will show off their musical and theatrical talents as they entertain and educate the audience on environmental issues. Oceanside Students are invited to compose a song, rap, sketch, dramatic skit, poem or a spoken word piece on any Green Oceanside topic. The top entries will be selected to perform and compete at the Showcase. Winners in each age group will be announced at the end of the Showcase and grand-prize winners will receive a Mini-iPad. Additionally, winners will be invited to perform again at the North County Earth Festival April 27. The lobby reception is from 6 to 7 p.m. with the Showcase beginning at 7 p.m. For more information, visit greenoceanside.org.
“The Create to Educate Performance Showcase gives students an opportunity to creatively discuss important environmental issues,” said Colleen Foster, Solid Waste and Recycling Management Analyst, city of Oceanside. “Kids have the unique ability to express themselves and the issues that are important to them, like environmental awareness, in a manner that speaks most directly to an audience, children or adults alike. That’s why this showcase is fun yet meaningful. The important issues seem to be heard by everyone better when they are a song, poem or a skit, acted out by our very own youth.”
Earth Month 2014 is a month of free events sponsored by the City of Oceanside and North County community partners. Other Earth Month 2014 activities include the Loma Alta Creek Cleanup on April 26, Compost Bin Design Workshop April 26 and the North County Earth Festival on April 27.