Workshops offered ahead of All Species Puppets in the Park event in Carbondale

Educational puppet troupe The Beloved Puppetistas will host an Earth Day celebration in Carbondale. Ahead of the event, partnering organizations will host workshops where people can make their own puppets and masks out of recycled materials.

In a news release sent Friday, organizers say the workshops will be held at the Murphysboro Youth Center and Project Human X in Carbondale. No experience is needed. Organizers say the puppets will highlight and celebrate various animals and offer kids and adults the opportunity to express themselves creatively.