Local Activities | April 22, 2016
Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22nd. The annual event was created in 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson to promote ecology and encourage respect for the Earth by shining a spotlight on soil, water and pollution. Over the last decade, Earth Day has also evolved into a week-long celebration of the green movement. Starting today and continuing throughout next weekend, several fun and educational events are being held in Washington, D.C and Baltimore to celebrate Mother Nature for the whole family to enjoy.
During these Earth Day events in D.C. and Baltimore, you will get simple tips for helping to protect our environment on a daily basis; everything from the opportunity to learn best practices in recycling, how to repurpose and reuse boxes, bottles, and cans along with properly disposing of computers, cell phone batteries and other electronic items. There are games, prizes, music and food as well to help celebrate the beauty of our planet, and a couple events throughout the area are listed below for your reference. For more Earth Day Events in D.C. and Baltimore check out EarthDay.org .
Earth Day at the National Zoo: Saturday, April 23 10AM-2PM
Earth Day Washington, D.C via Smithsonian National Zoo
“The Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute is committed to saving species and our planet. Did you know that the Zoo recycles approximately 100 tons of materials and composts 600 tons of waste each year? This Earth Day, make the Zoo your go-to place to participate in green-themed activities. You’ll have the chance to get gardening tips from our expert horticulturists, take a tour of the Zoo’s green facilities, attend special demonstrations, and more. Don’t forget to ride your bike!”
Alexandria Earth Day: Saturday, April 30 10AM-2PM
Earth Day Washington, D.C. via Alexandria.gov
“Mark your calendar for Alexandria Earth Day 2016! This year’s celebration will be held at Lenny Harris Memorial Fields at Braddock Park, 1005 Mt. Vernon Ave., on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year’s theme is Choose to Reuse – Your Choices Matter. The event will include educational exhibits, demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages! This year’s event will also feature the Upcycling Showcase, where students will showcase their creative interpretation of Earth day through literature, fashion, visual arts and performing arts.”
Party for the Planet at Maryland Zoo: Saturday, April 23, 2016 10:00AM-3:00PM
Earth Day Baltimore via MarylandZoo.org
“During Earth Week, our on-grounds Education programming will be themed as a “Party for the Planet.” Come celebrate Earth Day by learning how you can make the world a greener place. All activities are free with Zoo admission.”
Earth Day at Montgomery Parks: Sunday, April 24 12:00PM-4:00PM
Earth Day Baltimore via MontgomeryParks.org
“What better place than Brookside Gardens, M-NCPPC Montgomery Parks, to celebrate Earth Day? Through volunteering, walks and tours, earth friendly activities and browsing our green craft fair, you can learn while having fun. Interactive family-friendly activities and a “green” vendor and craft fair will be offered from 12noon- 4pm. Enjoy wildflower and plant walks starting at 12:30pm. Discover how small changes in your everyday habits can make a big impact on improving our environment.”
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