2019 Twin Cities Earth Day Family Events


Earth Day Network’s first Earth Day was in 1970. It’s continuing mission — “to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle to build a healthy, sustainable environment, address climate change, and protect the Earth for future generations.” For us, it’s a chance to teach our children about good stewardship of our planet, while getting out and enjoying the long-awaited spring. I think the spring thing may be why the Twin Cities Metro does not skimp on Earth Day activities and events. We have a sampling of Earth Day family events to get out with your kids and celebrate our environment this month.

If you prefer to celebrate Earth Day at Home, Gianna has gathered 22 Ways to Create a Meaningful and Easy Earth Day.

2019 TWIN CITIES EARTH DAY FAMILY EVENTS

4/8/19: My Preschooler & Me: Lowry Little Ones – Spaceship Earth | Lowry Nature Center, Victoria | 10am to 11:30am | $5/pp | For preschoolers age 2-5 and their parent – indoor activity stations, songs, stories, crafts and outdoor exploration. Registration required.

4/20/19: Art Start’s EcoArts Fest | Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Bloomington.

4/20/19: Earth Day Celebration | Harriet Alexander Nature Center, Roseville | 10am-2pm | Enjoy free entertainment, beat a drum in the parade, and help with planting at this annual celebration.Top off the day with a slice of cake to celebrate the nature center’s birthday and watch the Lorax! FREE.

4/20/19: Earth Day Celebration | Kroening Interpretive Center, Minneapolis | Naturalist led hike, self-guided nature exploration, art activities, face painting, and help clean up around the park while celebrating our Earth..FREE for all ages.

4/20/19: Family Earth Day Celebration | Wargo Nature Center, Lino Lakes | 12:30-3pm | All kinds of family fun at this Earth Day celebration:music, hiking, light refreshments, and a make-and-take earth art project. FREE ($5/vehicle).

4/20/19: Earth Day Clean UpFort Snelling State Park, Saint Paul | 10am 12pm | Learn more about your state park and trail system; grab you gloves, your pickers, and head out to the park. FREE, but a $7 vehicle permit is required.

4/22/19: My Preschooler & Me: Puppet Escapades – Who’s Who on Spaceship Earth | Lowry Nature Center, Victoria | 10am to 11am | $4/pp | For preschoolers age 2-6 and their parent – watch a puppet show and explore activity stations. Registration required.

4/27/19: Earth Day Birding Festival | Carpenter Nature Center, Hastings | 8am to 4pm | $5/pp or $15/with lunch | Celebrate the many birds of Minnesota. RSVPs are required.

4/28/18: Earth Day/Arbor Day Celebration | Wood Lake Nature Center, Richfield | 1-4pm | Enjoy the day at Wood Lake by planting trees and pulling buckthorn. FREE. Limit 30 participants.

2018 TWIN CITIES EARTH DAY FAMILY EVENTS



EARTH DAY FAMILY EVENTS – PARK CLEAN-UP SITES

Last year we had a blizzard on April 15th, making park clean up difficult. Let’s hope we have some better luck in 2019.

4/20/19: Earth Day Service Project | Wargo Nature Center, Lino Lakes | 10am-noon  | Please call 763-324-3350 for details and to sign up.

4/20/19: Minneapolis Parks Earth Day Cleanup sites – No registration necessary | 9am-noon – If you have further questions please contact Event Coordinator, Erica Chua at 612-230-6479

4/27/19: Earth Day Cleanup | Tamarack Nature Center, White Bear Township | 9am-noon | Volunteer for a morning at Tamarack by cleaning up the grounds and trails. RSVP at the above link. FREE.

4/27/19: Earth Day River Clean Up | Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, Brooklyn Park | 1pm-3pm | Clean up the Mississippi and learn green tips for home. Registration Required. FREE; Event 2CRD0455.

4/28/19: Park Clean Up Day | Springbrook Nature Center, Fridley | 9am-12pm | A variety of clean up tasks for volunteers, tools provided, limited number of gloves available (bring your own if possible), dress for the weather and long pants.

4/27/19: St. Paul Citywide Cleanup  | Save the date. Stay tuned for more information.

5/04/19: Holz Farm Park CleanUp Day – Register Online. Register for cleanup at other Eagan Parks any time at this same link.

2018 EVENTS

Earth Day Family Events

Earth Day Clean Up at Minneapolis parks

 

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