While local politicians were busy bending over for developers, a Palm Beach County middle school student named Efrain Marti was rounding up signatures to stop some of the bulldozing -- specifically, that which endangered the lives of an already endangered species, the gopher tortoise. Marti succeeded, having collected 709 signatures. Now hes the recipient of the first Environmental Steward award presented by the Museum of Discovery and Science (401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale). Sure enough, the museum is honoring Marti as part of this Saturdays Earth Day Celebration. Most of us could still learn a thing or two about environmental responsibility, and theres plenty of eco info here to be taught, from facts about conservation to the skinny on nutrition (the museums solar-cooked Smores treats, notwithstanding). Activities take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A second Earth Day event is held April 29. Call 954-467-6637, or visit www.mods.org.
Sat., April 22